Is self management the answer?

With councils wanting to increase rents, self management is often seen as the way out of rent rises.

If the council still have officer time dedicated to allotments then there’s still a cost for them.

Perhaps partial self-management is needed with responsibility for bills falling on plot holders and cutting the time spent by council staff on allotments.
Site waiting lists are best managed by the site’s committee. But they need robust rules. The discussion of what is cultivation is one often heard being debated.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2017/jan/04/can-self-management-safeguard-future-allotments-plot-holders

Can self-management safeguard the future of allotments?

Despite long waiting lists for allotments, many sites have closed in the last decade. Putting control in the hands of the plot holders helps secure a stronger, safer future for sites, argues James Robbins

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s