Allotments!

Many residents have contacted me, Councillor Steve Williams and Councillor Simon Mountney over the last couple of years to ask why there are no Council allotments sites in Moreton.  There are currently more than 1,500 on the Council waiting list for a plot and many of those people live in our community. 

I have held several meetings recently to find out what can be done.     Until recently, the problem has been a lack of suitable land.    Also, this year, the Conservative Council Budget included £50,000 to help local groups set up allotments.

Recently I have been contacted by residents who are concerned about the state of the waste land that was left when the ‘OldBlueSchool’ part ofLinghamPrimary Schoolwas demolished.  I have just arranged for this area of land, on the corner ofTown Meadow Lane and Edgehill Road to be cut back and tidied up.    Since then, it has been suggested to me that this land could be used for allotments.   

Before I do anything, I would like to know your views.  Email me at chrisblakeley@wirral.gov.uk or comment on this article…

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2 thoughts on “Allotments!

  1. Why are we short of allotments at the north end of Wirral.When the ideal places for allotments would be to use some of the ex market garden land on Leasowe Road and in the Meols area as most of this is unused. As most of this is already set out into small fields with hedges it would not take much to have a scheme up and running. Maybe the famous tasty Wallasey tomato will return!

  2. Think it’s a great idea, Chris – though it may be a bit small for full size allotments – perhaps half size so that everyone would have a fair chance to grab one! It would of course need security fencing, clearance etc. but in principle I think it is certainly worth looking in to!

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