3rd August – Allotments
Cllr Dale Heenan "An ongoing issues for the ward is the provision of plots of land for use as allotments by local residents. The residents of Coleview and Nythe must deal with Stratton Parish, while Covingham has Covingham Parish. Each handle the problem in a different way and unfortunately Stratton has a waiting list of over 10 years! Parish Council's have a legal responsibility to provide allotments where there is sufficient demand.
I am picking this issue up from a borough perspective and I have asked Thames Water to let the Parishes uses land they own. Officers from the property department are also investigating in a two pronged approach.
I hope to have news in a couple of months but two large plots have potential, and I'll keep pushing for action."