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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Plot thickens for Cumbrian allotment holders fighting eviction

Seaton allotment holders face an almost immediate eviction notice after a “misunderstanding” by the parish council.

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No news appears forthcoming on this topic, can anyone enlighten me ?

Posted by Ian on 4 May 2012 at 10:32

The holders are rightly 'hassling' the Parish Council over the mis-information they have allegedly been fed. They want answers to questions about their time limit before eviction.

They have a grievance to consider and do not deserve the daft comments being thrown at them.

When answers are forthcoming and put into the public domain we will then know where everyone stands.

As for 'pick up your shovels and move on ' I would do nothing of the kind until this situation is resolved.

Posted by Ian on 2 May 2012 at 07:34

AFTER ALL THE HASSEL OF THE ALLOTMENT HOLDERS WOULD YOU LET THEM ON YOUR LAND THE ANSWERS I WOULD LIKE IS HOW MANY ALLOTMENT HOLDERS IS THERE. 20 POUND A YEAR WORKS OUT LESS THAN A 1 POUND IT COST YOU MORE FOR A BUS AND KEN WALKER HAS BEEN ON THE ALLOTMENTS LONG BEFORE I CAN REMEMBER SO PICK UP YOUR SHOVELS AND MOVE ON

Posted by dom on 30 April 2012 at 23:26

Ian, why shouldn't the private owners of the allotment site not sell it? This site had been in the Reid family since 1952 - why should they ask you or anyone else for permission to sell? Get real!

Posted by eric on 26 April 2012 at 22:31

Jan and Jen,The allotments are part of the community and should NOT have been sold to anyone.

The Parish Council have a lot of answers to give before this situation is finalised. it is not aquestion of 'growing up' and going away it is question of integrity shown by the council in this affair, to be quite honest it stinks !

Good luck to the allotment holders, long may their fight continue.

Posted by Ian on 25 April 2012 at 09:14

come on as stated above sorry all if this offends but they were offered the land if they were that bothered they would have bought the land. As for what the owners are doing with it sorry but when you bought something did you tell everyone what you were going to do with it. It is their land and they should be able to do with it exactly what the want. If you ask me the hassle you have all caused they should keep it all themselves and not build any allotments for people. they bought it fair and square, stop throwing your toys out of your cots the council have offered you alternative land for allotments.

Posted by Jan on 17 April 2012 at 18:05

Come on guys they have bought the land fair and sqauare, they would not have bought if they wanted others to use it. come on it is their land so what on earth has it got to do with anyone what they do with it. Grow up, you had your chance to buy it as seen above and you were to greedy too.

Posted by Jen on 17 April 2012 at 12:24

Surely someone is missing the point here. The allotment holders did know of the sale
and were asked to put in £600-£800 each to secure the site for themselves from Dr Reid's family. The question is which is cheaper £20 per year or £600 as a one off payment? Do your own maths. As for the new owners (you all know them) write a letter to both and ask for a consultation. This applies to the Parish Council Also cos as readers we are getting a bit fed up with this story. There are more important things in Seaton to worry about.

Posted by eric on 6 April 2012 at 18:45

There is alot of mystery surrounding what will happen to the land if the existing allotment holders decide to move on.

The intention of the new land owner to make the allotments better is a joke and the question remains how can they develop anything without planning permission which given the circumstances should never be granted. The council have dirty hands here as they knew the land was for sale but failed to negotiate with the previous owner to secure a sale and therefore the future of the land for a tremendous bunch of dedicated allotmenteers. Rather members of the council bidded on the land when at auction, for what end purpose remains unanswered.

This whole episode has been a farce and the only people who can make it better is the council. If they do find new land they should ensure each person is helped to move their existing equipment and given some security that all their hard work isn't going to be thrown away for more development and pocket lining!

Posted by Bob on 2 April 2012 at 05:37

As I stated in the past the land was bought at auction as seen with all previous tenants agreements standing. The new owners have no right to evict the tenants but have to by law agree with the agreements . The new owner may be in breach of THE LAW OF THE LAND.

Posted by a yeoman on 30 March 2012 at 13:30

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