Q&A on St Annes Park Allotments

Draw to take place on 21st June 2010 at 12 noon.

How many allotments are available?   85- 90

How many people have applied?   There are 559 applicants

How many people will be picked?      Names will be picked and 10 extra that will be called upon if the original successful candidate options out.

What is the Council’s policy on the management of allotments, how are they managed, are there rules about what can and can’t be used or grown in an allotment, do we provide sheds/storage areas?

The Council has no policy regarding  allotments The St Anne’s allotments is a pilot project to see if such a project will be successful, if so the model could be used in other areas. Allotments will be let to successful Allotment holders on an 11 month letting.  The letting has rules and conditions that must be adhered to or the letting will be removed. A storage and lock up area will be provided for all plot holders to use no sheds or structures will be permitted on the site.

How much land will be used for the allotments? 

The Allotments are adjacent to the present Nursery placed in the existing walled Garden in St Anne’s Park which was used by the Guinness family to provide fruit and veg for the table. The Walled Garden is .79 hectares just about 2 acres.

Are the allotments free or do people have to pay a fee to use them? 

The Allotments are not free  they are on an 11month letting to be renewed every year. Area of plots Type A are 64 square meters cost = €120.00,    Type B  30 Square meters  Cost =€60.00

The Chair of the Area Committee will draw names out of one hat and the plot number from another hat both are matched  similar to how fixtures are chosen for the word cup.

The list of applicants in the draw has been short listed to people who live within the catchment of Dublin City Council. All applicants from Fingal, Dun laoghaire Rathdown or Dublin South County Council were not included but were referred to their relevant Councils.