Last Tuesday evening (24th March) saw the latest meeting of the various
groups and the council on the issues of trying to get more allotments in
The meeting considered a report back following the recent sites visits that
had taken place to a number of the identified sites by Trevor Mathews of the
Allotments Regeneration Initiative along with representatives of the various
From that it would appear that the favoured sites that more work will be
done on are Paradise Street in Hadfield, Adderley Place in Simmondley, and
the Roman Garden at Gamesley, and a community orchard on the old allotments
site at Corn Mill in Old Glossop.
Next steps now will be further investigations with officers in planning and
estates to check for any problems with the council owned sites, along with a
start to public consultation around the sites.
The meeting concluded with a discussion around possible funding sources,
that may be available to 'groups' looking to set up allotments as opposed to
the council, and an agreement that for the next meeting Trevor Matthews from
the Allotments Regeneration Initiative, along with someone from High Peak
CVS will be invited to guide us on next steps, and help us grow the plans
and discussions in to actual allotments.