VIDEO: Sheffield council plot to raise fees leads to allot of protests

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An ‘extortionate’ proposed hike in allotment fees has come under fire – with hundreds of Sheffield residents backing a protest.

Allotment-holders with plots at Morley Street allotments, Walkley, currently pay £100 a year in fees – but face a rise to £160 in 2014, which they say will make them the most expensive in the country.

(l-r) Naomi Pickard, Lori Kitchin, Rene Pickard and Michael Hutchinson, members of the Morley St Allotment are unhappy about the rise in allotment fees, which will see them have the highest fees in Britain. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Naomi Pickard, Lori Kitchin, Rene Pickard and Michael Hutchinson, members of the Morley St Allotment are unhappy about the rise in allotment fees, which will see them have the highest fees in Britain. Picture: Andrew Roe

Hundreds of residents have already signed an online petition calling on Sheffield Council to freeze the annual sum – claiming the hike goes against its messages on healthy eating and affordable food in the city.

 

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