Monday, April 25, 2011

Provision of Allotments - a sham consultation?

I've just stumbled across this, entirely by accident.

The Dept for Communities and Local Government are running a consultation on removing statutory burdens from local authorities, one of which is the statutory requirement to provide allotments.

The consultation ends today, Easter Monday. Did you know about it? I bet you didn't. Nice one, CLG. Run a consultation but don't let interested parties know you're running it, then you can claim that because there weren't any replies no-one is that interested and you can remove the statutory duty with impunity. Pah; rumbled that one, matey.

You've just about got time to write to them. And your MP.


Nutty Gnome said...

Why am I not suprised at hearing of yet another consultation that's not a consultation at all?

Woody Wilbury said...

Yes, they are; hit the nail on the head!