To consider the points raised at the informal allotment meeting held on 22nd September 2014 and agree the way forward. Cllr Rowe proposed the following be approved: -
Aimee went to the Council meeting last Thursday at which gating of turf paths was discussed again. Unfortunately for procedural reasons the Council couldn't make a definite decision at that meeting but the upshot is that the Council are shelving the issue for now and will rediscuss at the end of the growing season, probably Oct/ Nov. In the meantime, fences and gates can stay but new people mustn't put new fences over paths. We had a lot of support from councillors, particularly John Bennett, in relation to finding a sensible negotiated solution.
On March 1st, mayor John Bennett officially opened the council's allotments on Lethlean Lane. There are 40 plots and they have all been allocated to those on the waiting list - with over 20 still waiting.
Seen here holding the ribbon are Cllr. Anne-Marie Rance (left) and town clerk Eleanor Giggal.
The mayor quoted from the Hayle Town Crier of 1933 a question as to why there were no allotments in Hayle. 78 years later, and after a great deal of work by the town clerk and the Glebe Working committee (Cllrs Bennett, Horwell, Capper, Coombe and Pollard), we have finally delivered. (Hence the happy faces).