Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Calling all Sheffield Allotment Tenants - meeting with council to discuss allotment rent increases: Monday 20 May @ 7pm

The Sheffield Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Federation have organised a meeting on Monday 20 May with Councillor Jack Scott & Chris Heeley (Head Of Countryside and the Environment) to discuss the rent rises for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

Date:    Monday 20 May 2013
Time:  7pm
Venue:  Quaker Meeting House
            10 St James' St  Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2EW

The SALG would like to submit questions in advance to help the council prepare for the meeting, so it is as informative and covers as much ground as possible.  Questions can be submitted via the following emails:

janet.m@talktalk.net
rabhawkins@hotmail.com

The SALG would like the support of Sheffield Allotment holders at this meeting, so please do attend if you are able to.

For those of you who are unaware, here are the charges:

1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014
Plot Size       Rent       Water    Total
up to 200m²  £30         £20        £50
201 - 300m²  £42.50    £27.50   £70
over 301m²   £65         £35        £100

1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015
Plot Size          Rent     Water    Total
Up to 200m²    £52       £28       £80
201 - 300m²    £72        £40       £112
over 301m²     £112       £48       £160
Source:  Sheffield Council Website

Here is a link to the original rent increase proposals back in 2011

Thanks !
Michelle :)