Posted: 27/01/2015 at 15:34
Gg Our allotments are managed by Land charity on behalf of the council. So no problems with the council just our site is mismanaged I had assumed that rules will be followed and I would be given a plot when it came up-this wasn't the case at all!
My initial plot I got it straight away, I took half a plot and soon realized that it wasn't enough so put my name down for another half/quarter and was pretty flexible in my choice. 18 mths later nothing came up or so I was led to believe I just accepted it. Only when a plot became vacant next to me I found out that it had been offered to someone else! who had only been on the WL 2days. I was told by the new steward I was never on the list- boy was I angry so despite filling in forms and emailing the chair/committee getting updates I was never on the list, amazing! Making an complaint to the chair I was given the desired plot and an apology but it was an unpleasant exp through no fault of mine.
Despite all this its a great place with incredibly nice helpful generous gardeners and a lovely community feel- I love it.
I do not want to put you off with my exp I think its good to keep in touch with the council and allotmenteers at the site so may have a better idea how long the WL is. Good luck.