Allotment Land Policy

Retention of HTC-Owned Allotment Land Policy

Harwich Town Council is aware that the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles MP, is giving consideration to freeing Local Authorities from a 103-year-old obligation to provide plots of public land for cultivation by gardeners.

In order to allay any concerns that may result from his actions, it was resolved at the Full Council Meeting of Harwich Town Council on 18th June 2014 to adopt a policy not to sell off any Harwich Town Council owned allotment land currently used for cultivation should a change in the law come about.