Councillor Chris White joined the B.L.A.S.T. (Bringing Leamington Allotment Societies Together) committee meeting and gave a short talk on his views about the importance of allotments and how much he supports B.L.A.S.T.’s cause to protect the allotments from developers and seek more allotment land for the future.

A very important point made by Councillor Chris White was that he would support the protection of the allotments and he was confident that his Conservative colleagues on the District Council would share his views

Councillor White believes, now more than ever, the ability to grow your own food and supply your family with fresh produce is good for the country’s health and economy. He feels the importance of maintaining allotments in Leamington and protecting their future, along with encouraging any future developers to allow for allotments as part of their plans, is the way ahead. Green spaces and growing opportunities are even more important now that new developments are offering far less garden space.   

This support from Councillor White for our ongoing campaign for Leamington Allotments is timely, vital and very much appreciated. We look forward to Chris White joining us on our Welly Walk and giving his views and support.

The planned Welly Walk by B.L.A.S.T. and its supporters is to protect and preserve the Green Belt and adjoining allotments between Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth which are under threat from the West Midlands Regional Assembly’s demand for more housing and a major developer seeking planning permission to build on the land behind Northumberland Road across to Milverton and Sandy Lane.

The Welly Walk is on Sunday, 23rd November 2008 meeting at 1.30 in Northumberland Road opposite Woodcote Road to walk on the public footpath across to Milverton and returning via Old Milverton, Cliffe, Binswood and New Milverton allotments back to Northumberland Road. We are expecting a lot of support, as we had for the Wheelbarrow Walk in the summer, please check out our website for further information on how you can join in and help

B.L.A.S.T. are working on other issues and will report on those activities when they become newsworthy.

(Contact:  Geoff Southgate  01926 311153)