Announcement

The future of allotments secure

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The Department responds to the claim in the Independent on Sunday that the review of local government’s statutory duties could threaten the …

The Department responds to the claim in the Independent on Sunday that the review of local government’s statutory duties could threaten the future of allotments.

A spokesperson for the Department for Communities and Local Government said:

This is simply untrue we will not remove statutory protections for allotments or any frontline services. However the Government is reviewing old and unnecessary duties imposed on councils in order to free them up from Whitehall red tape and as part of this we have published the full list of duties which includes allotments.