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Started in 1886, UK allotment garden threatened with closure

Gardeners fight to keep their allotments.

Council wants 600 houses to replace Farm Terrace Allotments in Watford, UK

Excerpt from Dec 20th meeting news report in the Watford Observer:

Representatives of the allotment holders were also allowed to address the committee before the cabinet members were questioned.

One representative, Marion Harvey, said allotment-holders had always supported the health campus and the new hospital.

She added: “It is particularly the annexation of Farm Terrace we have found difficult to understand and in all honesty I still can’t see a real reason why it should go ahead.”

Farm Terrace Allotments.

Mrs Harvey also pointed out there was currently no funding or concrete plan for a new hospital and said the allotments should only be considered once there was.

Mary Reid, from the West Watford and Oxhey Garden and Allotment Society, said the Farm Terrace land was only being used for around 60 homes and asked why other land could not be used for those houses.

See: Dec 21, 2012 – Labour councillors fail to change minds at Farm Terrace meeting

Also See: Dec 7, 2012 – Watford Borough Council cabinet unanimously approves absorbing Farm Terrace allotments into Health Campus development

See Petition: Stop the proposed closure of Farm Terrace Allotment in Watford.

Farm Terrace Allotments here.

All Watford Allotments here.