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To: Edinburgh Councillors

Fight Edinburgh Allotments Rent Rise

Thanks, 38 Degrees, for facilitating this. The Council backed down. Now there's a new 38 Degrees petition to save Telferton allotments in Edinburgh from the predations of a housebuilder.

Fight Edinburgh Allotments Rent Rise

Remove the provision in the Draft Budget Proposal 2015-16 that will generate an extra £150,000 from allotment holders.

Why is this important?

It's unfair and contrary to Allotment legislation.
It breaches an agreement that governs prices in Edinburgh.
It will make allotments unaffordable.
It is prejudicial against the poor, disabled and elderly.
It would make Edinburgh allotments the most expensive in the UK.
It is contrary to healthy living policies of Council and Government.

Edinburgh

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Reasons for signing

  • IN SUPPORT OF FELLOW GARDENERS
  • City green areashould not become the domain of the wealthy.
  • Allotments feed people, provide health and happiness, create communities and are part of our common land

Updates

2015-06-26 09:45:11 +0100

Petition is successful with 2,326 signatures

2014-10-19 20:35:19 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-10-14 11:00:01 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-10-13 17:37:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-10-13 16:33:21 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-10-13 16:14:45 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-10-13 16:02:00 +0100

10 signatures reached