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Work to begin on new allotment site in Lincoln

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Contractors on behalf of City of Lincoln Council will commence work to create a new allotment site in Lincoln next week.

Work on the new site on Melbourne Road will commence on Monday, 17 February, bringing a total of 28 plots to the area once complete.

The first phase of works, which is due to be complete by early March, will see 12 plots created.

The introduction of the new site is in response to public consultations and strategic work which highlight the lack of allotment land in this area of the city, and also follows on from consultations held at Life Church in January 2019.

Each plot will be 8.75m by 20m and plots can be rented for £36.30 annually, along with a £19.70 per year water charge.

Works will be carried out by Robert Woodhead and are expected to be complete by early March with the first tenants taking their plots on soon after that. 

Caroline Bird, Community Services Manager at the City of Lincoln Council said: 

“We are thrilled to be in a position to offer allotment plots in this area of the city where there has previously been no allotment provision. 

“We know there are people who would love to take on an allotment garden but it hasn’t been practical for them until now, and we hope that more people will be encouraged to try allotmenteering here at Melbourne Road or at one of the other allotment sites across the city.

“There are around 1,000 allotment plots in Lincoln, across 18 sites. We currently have spaces at several sites, including Melbourne Road and at the Burton Ridge site which was refurbished in 2018.”

Those interested in renting a plot at this site or any other in the city can fill out an online form (https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/online/apply-allotment) or call customer services on 01522 873423.
 

Published on February 12th 2020