Author Topic: Disabled Access to Allotments  (Read 34950 times)

SirLanceShallot

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Disabled Access to Allotments
« on: March 27, 2024, 15:50:54 »
Hi - I'm new. I'm a freelance writer and director of a community interest company, Growing Together Cornwall CIC.

I have been an allotment holder in Cornwall for about 5 years. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As a result of treatment I am permanently disabled. This year we decided we could no longer stay on top of our plot and reluctantly gave it up. We had hoped that we might get an accessible plot (there are some raised beds near the parking) but they are in such a state and the ground around them so uneven we decided not to bother. It didn't help that we were told we couldn't have a shed to store tools along with being given a list of things we weren't allowed to do.

I am posting here because I am writing a feature for a national magazine about the state of accessibility of allotments. I have a had a good look through historical posts on here and it is clearly something that has been raised and has been a cause for concern. I would be most grateful for any insight members might give on the state of play with accessibility on allotments. I would also very much like to hear from any disabled allotment holders about your experiences, be they positive or, like mine, rather poor!

Many thanks.
 

 

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