To see more about how we record and store your information please see the Council’s privacy notice. ALLOTMENT CONSULTATION THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE COUNCILS ALLOTMENTS, YOUR SITE, YOUR NEEDS AND WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR ALLOTMENT SERVICE Step 1 of 8 12% Please ensure that your response is submitted to the Council by the 30th June 2018. Responses received up to the deadline will be used to inform the Council about its provision of allotments. Responses received after the deadline will be welcomed and reviewed, however your response cannot be used as part of the overall main analysis.Are you an allotment tenant*YesNo Save and Continue Later Allotment TenantPlease provide the name of your allotment site*How long have you had your plot?*Please tick your 3 main reasons for having an allotment?* Growing food Affordable Food Healthier food Organic food Poultry Flowers Exercise Bee keeping Contact with nature Relaxation Meeting people Health and well being Family activities Outdoors Stress Buster Other Other*Please comment Save and Continue Later What do you think of the current condition of your allotment site?*Very GoodGoodAveragePoorVery PoorPlease explain your Reason*Do you think that the present amount of rent charged for your allotment plot is fair?*YesNoUnsurePlease explain your reason*The Council presently makes a loss on the allotments, which are subsidised through other income earning services. By 2020 the allotment rents will have been increased to a level where the allotments are cost neutral ie No loss/No profit. Since 2014 the Council has achieved this by making small annual rent increases. Do you think that the Councils approach by making small annual rent increases has been fair?*YesNoUnsurePlease explain your reason* Save and Continue Later Additional ServicesThe Council is often asked by tenants to provide additional services beyond those presently provided. Do you think that the Council should provide any of the following ADDITIONAL services on the allotment sites? (Please be aware that this would significantly increase the allotment rents - Please refer to question in Section below under the heading "Additional Services mean Extra Rent" before proceeding)Cutting all hedges including those on the plots*NeededNot NeededRenew and repair all fencing including those on plots*NeededNot NeededProvide a minor jobs caretaker (for instance to repair taps/leaks, fences, tracks, paths and similar)*NeededNot NeededMaintain, prune and fell all trees including those on plots*NeededNot NeededProvide extra parking facilities*NeededNot NeededImprove the paths and tracks to a better standard*NeededNot NeededImprove site security*NeededNot NeededImprove the site drainage*NeededNot NeededProvide mains water*NeededNot NeededProvide toilet facilities*NeededNot NeededOther - Please commentAdditional Services mean Extra RentThe Council can only fund the additional services described in Section above, by significantly increasing the rents well beyond those proposed to be charged in the future. In order to fund the ADDITIONAL services how much EXTRA rent are you willing pay each year?*Please tick £Nil if you feel that the Council should provide the additional services in Section above without any increase in rent£Nil£20£50£100£200 Save and Continue Later Communication MethodsAre you aware that the Council provides information to allotment tenants by using the following communication methods?Allotment telephone answering service 5 days a week*YesNoAn allotment specific email address that allows you to directly email the Councils allotment service*YesNoTwice yearly allotment newsletter emailed directly to tenants (those tenants that have provided an email address only)*YesNoIn-depth allotment guidelines*YesNoAllotment website containing further information*YesNoAre there any other methods of communication that you would like the Council to use? Please explain.What do you think about the Councils availability of information and guidance for tenants?*Very GoodGoodAveragePoorVery PoorPlease Explain your reason* Save and Continue Later What does your allotment rent get spent on!Were you aware that the Council spends your rent on the following?A part time allotment officer?*YesNoProviding admin staff responsible for taking around 3,000 allotment related telephone calls every year?*YesNoInspecting a majority of the Councils 950 allotment plots each year to ensure that the plots are being used?*YesNoResolving around 250 allotment complaints each year?*YesNoSpends £7,000 each year on maintaining the allotments each year?*YesNoThat 52% of the allotment budget is used to clear away allotment related rubbish/flytipping and the removal of asbestos?*YesNoEvicting around 60 tenants each year for not paying rent or not using their plot?*YesNoSecuring around 200 new tenants each year when plots become vacant?*YesNoDo you think that provision of the allotments is an important part of the Councils function?*Strongly AgreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly DisagreeWhat do you think about the standard of allotment service being provided?*Very GoodGoodAveragePoorVery PoorPlease explain your reason*A large number of allotment sites up and down the UK are managed by the tenants themselves, who then take responsibility for collecting and spending rents, and looking after every aspect of allotment site management.Is this something that you feel ought to be considered for your allotment site?*YesNoPlease explain why.* Save and Continue Later EQUALITIES QUESTIONSTo help make sure we are providing for everyone’s needs and taking everyone’s views into account, please answer as many of these questions as you feel able to:What gender are you?*MaleFemaleWhat age are you?*18 - 2425 - 4445 - 6465 - 7475+How is your health in general?*Very GoodGoodFairBadVery BadIn your opinion would you say that having an allotment plot keeps you fitter and healthier than if you didn’t have an allotment plot*YesNoWould you consider that you are disabled?*YesNoWhat is your ethnic background?*WhiteAsian/ Asian BritishMixed/ Multiple Ethnic GroupsBlack/ African/ Caribbean/ Black BritishAny Other Ethnic GroupWhite*English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern IrishIrishPolishTraveller of Irish HeritageGypsy RomaAny other White BackgroundAsian/ Asian British*PakistaniKashmiriIndianBangladeshiChineseAny other Asian BackgroundMixed/ Multiple Ethnic Groups*White AsianWhite & Black CaribbeanWhite & Black AfricanBlack/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British*AfricanCaribbeanAny Other Black/African/ Caribbean backgroundPlease explain* Save and Continue Later CommentsPlease add and additional comments you would like to make regarding your allotment, or the Allotment Service that the Council provides.PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 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