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Haigside allotment users in Treherbert Should Look To Aberaman North

Deputy Leader Of RCT Councillor Anthony Christopher made sure the allotments adjoining his street were purchased by RCT from a private owner, well his farther had an allotment on the site at the time.

If it good enough for RCT to purchase Ynyslwyd allotments Aberaman it must be good enough for RCT to purchase Haigside allotment users in Treherbert.

I would suggest the campaigners contact the councillor for Aberaman North to champion their campaign.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/7327894.stm

Plaid Cymru AM Leanne Wood called on the council to remove the land from the local development plan either by starting proceedings for compulsory purchase of the allotments or by renting the land.

Conservatives said they were committed to helping communities nominate areas of green space, which will then be protected from development.

Liberal Democrats said it was "amazing" that at a time when greener, healthier lifestyles were being promoted, local allotments could be under threat.

I thought there was a ruling stating that before the council sold allotment land that they had to find land like for like to house allotments else were for those who wanted to carry on with their allotments, another thing is to get people to rent empty allotments even if they do not want these plots as long as they can prove a need and that rents are up to date and as long as the land is kept in a tidy condition cannot see they can do much, but as for the Ribbon ruling I am sure this still stands, I know it was brought in by the then Welsh office in the ninties. mind you it could all be changed but have not heard of it being so as allotments were going to be sold near here and I mentioned this to them and it was discovered that they could not sell the land, when an allotment is being sold off always check to see it the land was not held in trust for the community ask around especially older generations they would know.

‘Allotments for All’ plea from AM

Plaid AM Leanne Wood will argue that more public land should be made available for allotments across Wales, during her debate in the Senedd tomorrow (Wednesday 9th April).

Allotment holders in the Rhondda face eviction from their 100 year old plots within the next three weeks, following a temporary reprieve given by the landlord last week. There is also a threat to allotments in Rhiwderin, near Newport.

Leanne Wood AM/ACSpeaking ahead of her debate on the floor of the Assembly, Plaid’s Leanne Wood AM:

“Local food growing can play an important role in the social, environmental, educational and cultural realms of our communities. It can be used for local food production and as a result can contribute to the regeneration of a local area. Lessons can be learned from successful projects such as the Green Thumb Community Gardens initiative in New York which involves hundreds of New Yorkers in food growing across the city. Local authorities should look at ways of integrating local growing with compost programmes and grey water recycling schemes and work with and support community gardening groups and organisations.”

“Developing community gardens and allotments from vacated or unused public land could help create not only greener communities but also healthier communities by providing friendly spaces to gather, take part in physical activity and socialise. It can be magic for children to grow food from seed then learn to cook with the ingredients and in some circumstances local growing projects can also enhance both the local economy by boosting local procurement. Allotments have so many benefits, we should do all we can to protect these small, precious spaces.”

If so many people band together and applied for an allotment then the council has to find land for allotments and that is LAW, please can some one look it up, it has also been said this is fact on a gardening property on TV

If food keeps going up in price as they have predicted through global warming, just about everyone will want to grow their own and at least you can determine what goes into what you are eating and I'm sure it would be more wholesome than some of the rubbish sold in supermarkets these days.

Cymro.

My hubby grows his own veg in our back garden and we have a greenhouse for the tomatos , he did have an Allotment a few years ago but has he got older he gave it up ,the veg taste much better , and we save a lot of money.

MY FATHER HAD SEVERN ALLOTMENTS IN THE FIELD ABOVE THE
GWENIFOR GROUNDS (WE USED TO CALL IT THE WELFARE,) AND

COUNCIL TOOK IT AND BUILT COUNCIL HOUSES,ON IT. THAT WAS
LONG BEFORE YOU HAD THIS COUNCIL YOU HAVE NOW. THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY WANT , AND IT IS NO GOOD SAYING THERE ARE LAWS
THEY WILL HAVE AN ANSWER,TO THAT SORT OF TALK, AND ALSO
THEY WILL QUOTE , HAVE YOU READ THE SMALL PRINT, AND BY
THE TIME YOU DO AND ACT ON IT THEY WILL HAVE CHANGED THE
LAWS, OR PASS IT ON TO SOME ONE ELSE DOWN THE LINE

DOUG OZ

With the shocking price of veg these days they should be making more allotments available not shutting them down to build houses.

Fresh veg straight from the allotment are far better than shop bought ones.

If I had the stamina to dig an allotment I would definitley have one.

An appeal for contributors to a TV/Radio programme.

I am a TV/Radio producer and I'm looking to hear from allotment sites throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff in relation to allotment closures within the last 2 years and current sites under threat. I am producing a programme that looks at the current climate of allotment closures by the authority and how these are effecting the people who use the ground to grow food. Please email me at: sean_james_cameron@hotmail.com putting 'RCT Allotments' in the subject box. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sean James Cameron
Interfusion Films
T: +44(0)7952-245-967