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Vince Cable MP concerned with risk to allotment plots

July 25, 2014 5:43 PM

Vince Cable is seeking a meeting with the council and local allotment groups after residents have protested that an expansion of Teddington cemetery will be made at the expense of allotments.

Vince Cable said, "I have been campaigning for allotments for years both in Parliament and locally. Their popularity is growing and there are now long waiting lists, whereas some years ago it was difficult to find tenants in some sites.

"Now we discover that a shortage of cemetery places is leading to allotments being taken over. I sense that there isn't a strategy for dealing with cemeteries and short term expedients are being used."