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09/02/10

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This website is dedicated to those residents of Hemsby who would like to have local allotments.  It would be wrong to think that this is a new fad or that it is just fashionable to have an allotment.  Allotments have existed for over 100 years and people are increasingly turning to greener ways of living.  Allotment gardening has seen a steady growth over the last five years or more.

Some Hemsby residents keep allotments outside the village such as near the Horse Racing Course in Fremantle Road.  This is clearly not ideal in the current economic and environmental circumstances.  Most local villages already provide allotments, such as; Winterton, Martham, Ormesby St Michael, Ormesby St Margaret, Belton with Browston, Bradwell, Filby, Fleggburgh, Fritton with St Olaves, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Repps with Bastwick and Rollesby.  Hemsby is one of the few that does not provide these important facilities to it's residents.

Generally it is up to the Borough and Parish Councils as to whether they provide allotments.  However, there is a duty to provide allotments where the Borough or Parish Council are of the opinion that there is a demand for allotments in the Borough or Parish.  This duty is set out in section 23 of the Smallholdings and Allotment Act 1908. In considering whether this duty arises, the Borough or Parish council must take into account any representations signed by six or more electors or Council Tax payers.

For this reason a group of Hemsby resident have decided to champion the cause and muster support for our own local allotments.  Please help us by joining our cause.

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