Sunday, 12 September 2010

Transition Reading

In a few weeks Transition Reading has been growing.

Since the first event two local ‘Transition Neighbourhoods’ in East Reading, and South Reading have started. Also ideas and firm plans for practical projects are germinating all the time.

Reading West Yahoo, Reading East Yahoo,
transition network principles
Barracks Lane Garden, Oxford
Oxford Road Community Garden

Next meeting September 20, 2010 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm @ RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS.

In Early people have been questioning the councils policy on allotments. They closed the waiting list, though some people may have been waiting seven years!

"The decision was taken to close the waiting list for the time being as it was felt that the Town Council would be doing a dis-service to its residents by continuing to keep the list open knowing that those most recently added to it were unlikely to be offered an allotment plot within the near future.

According to the SMALL HOLDINGS & ALLOTMENT ACT 1908
"(2)On a representation in writing to the council of any borough, urban district, or parish, by any six registered parliamentary electors or persons who are liable to pay an amount in respect of council tax] resident in the borough, urban district, or parish, that the circumstances of the borough, urban district, or parish are such that it is the duty of the council to take proceedings under this Part of this Act therein, the council shall take such representation into consideration."

So come on people of Early, lets get our council acting as they should. Allotments provide healthy local food, reduce emissions, create a great community.

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