The local Liberal Democrat team in South Bermondsey have been working with both local residents and councillors across the borough to find a way to reopen the Reverdy Road allotments for public use.
We have also been able to confirm that the council has previously had the site surveyed and they were told the cost of clearing the site was between £84,000 and £106,000 – although the Council has had the survey for so long the cost is likely to have increased since then. Nevertheless, the costs of clearing the site and making it safe could easily be found within the existing £25m set aside by the council for climate-related projects, including creating a thriving natural environment.
We know that the waiting list for allotments in Southwark has been growing for years – cleaning up and reopening the allotments would be a great benefit for both local people and our natural environment.
We the undersigned call on Southwark Council to clean up the Reverdy Road Allotments so they can be reopened to the public.