Hewson On ... Big Society pushes up allotment costs

I read recently with some alarm that various councils round the country were "jacking up their allotment rents to claw back a few bob" due to the present squeeze on public expenditure. London boroughs appear especially fond of this trick, including some of the leafier and well-heeled postcodes. I'm not sure this misery has quite reached W1, in central London, yet, but give it time.

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