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Lib Dems call for Allotment Fairness

August 3, 2011 12:37 AM
Originally published by Windsor Liberal Democrats

Royal Borough plans to allow people to jump the allotment queue in the Royal Borough by placing some allotments out to auction on e-bay to the highest bidder are not fair say local Lib Dems.

Speaking on Meridian, Conservatives described the allotments as a "Premium Product" and said that bidders would get good value from the Allotments auctioned.

Local Liberal Democrats described the move as inequitable.

"The original purpose of allotments was to help the poor feed themselves, in more recent times it has helped with this and provided a hobby to many people of modest means - it is fundamentally wrong in a fair society that some people should be allowed to queue jump for public services and facilities like the allotments."

There are many people on the allotment waiting lists who have been waiting for years, it is simply unfair to allow some people to queue jump in this way.