The cost of having an allotment in Hartlepool is set to go up as a council department looks to save more than £1 million. Charges are due to be increased from 15p per square metre to 42p per square metre.
Councillor Marjorie James, chairwoman of the Neighbourhood Services Committee, said it was unfair that taxpayers were subsidising something people choose to do by £70,000-£100,000 a year
What are these costs?
If they’re the cost of water supplied to sites, then let the sites deal with that.
If it’s the cost of staff then get the sites to go self-managed.