New figures published today suggest that 100,000 people are on a waiting list for allotments. The wait in some areas of London can be 40 years. It is obvious that allotments are more popular than ever – which is why I am saddened at the lack of action from Wesham Town Council and Fylde Borough Council over bringing into use as allotments the land behind Morland Avenue.
When I was on the cabinet at Fylde I made several impassioned pleas to get this land into use. Although some Conservative members had sympathy with this call, others did not. And when brought to the Town Council it got lost in a series of letters and discussions.
It is now time to re-open this debate and get some actual action rather than the usual inaction.