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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Plaid Cymru welcome success of allotment campaign

Plaid Cymru's Penri James has joined gardeners in Aberystwyth to warmly welcome Ceredigion Council's decision to lease additional land for allotments in Penparcau.

There has long been a waiting list for allotments locally, and both local county councillor Rob Gorman and Aberystwyth Town Council have been active in campaigning for additional land.

The new land adjoins the existing allotment site near Min-y-Ddol, and will provide eight new allotments.

Plaid Cymru’s Councillor for Penparcau, Rob Gorman said:

“I welcome this decision by the county council. Many of us have been calling for this for some time. There's a five-year waiting list in the Aberystwyth area, and this will go some way towards meeting the rising demand from people of all ages who are keen to grow their own food”.

Plaid’s Penri James added:

“I visited the allotments with Rob Gorman last autumn, when the County Council were considering whether to lease this land and I also wrote to Cllr Ray Quant the Cabinet Member responsible for allotments. I am very pleased that they have listened and that the land will now be made available.

“Finding land for people who want to grow food is a key part of the ‘7 Steps to a Green Economy’ document which Plaid in Ceredigion will soon be launching. Allotments can save people money, as well as benefiting health and being a very environmentally sustainable use of land”.

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