Sunday, March 05, 2017



A review of how much green-fingered folk have to pay for their Brigg allotments will be undertaken later this year.
Brigg Town Council has not taken a look at the rents for eight years.
People can pay less than £20 a year for the right to grow their own veg, although obviously lots of spadework has to be done by the tenant!
Coun Mike Campion told the February meeting that the council might have to think about increasing rents to take inflation into account.
Coun Jane Kitching wondered how much allotment-holders were being charged for their plots in Scunthorpe and Barton.
Deputy Town Clerk Alison Hannath reminded councillors that due notice would need to be given to tenants if they decided to increase rents.
Brigg Town Council has two allotment sites - on Atherton Way/Redcombe Lane (pictured below) and on Grammar School Road (above), not far from the  motorway fly-over.
The plots are in demand - sometimes there's a waiting list - and currently only two plots remain vacant.
The council holds a popular annual competition, in conjunction with Brigg Garden Centre, and awards prizes to the allotments judged to be the best in Brigg.

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