As it’s National Allotment Week some stats about the need for them.. (and sheds of course)
Demand for allotments is at an all-time high with some waiting lists decades long, research suggested today.
More than 80,000 people are holding out for a plot with a typical delay of three years, a poll of local councils by home insurance company LV= found.
Camden and Islington in London and Blyth Valley council in Northumberland are particularly over subscribed, with waiting lists of 40, 25 and 30 years respectively.
The average wait is three years, and in the quietest areas – North Shropshire, Nottingham City and Bassetlaw District in Nottinghamshire – only five months.
Research company PCP got information from 301 councils on their allotment provision.