VIDEO:Council leader visits Rainham allotments to discuss nearby land.

On Friday 11 June, Havering’s Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White visited Rainham allotments to discuss the nearby land next door that locals have been after for two years.

Sue Ospreay and Jackie McArdle, who run the allotments and are great community champions in the Rainham area, had pleaded with Councillor White to please hand over the land that has been unused for 20 plus years.

The land is believed to be two acres big and would be a fantastic extension to the current allotments that are so popular in the area.

Sue had previously made a social media video, calling on the leader of the council to please hand over this land that they would use for more allotments and for many other community projects that they run in Rainham.

On Friday, Councillor White visited the allotments with a Council officer to discuss the handing over of the land.

Locals were pleased to see the Leader of the Council and had very open and positive talks with him about the empty land and what they can use it for.

Rainham allotments are a very focal point in the community and utilised everyday for residents, charities and local schools in the area.

Councillor White and Sue Ospreay at Rainham allotments.
Councillor White, councillor officer and member of Rainham allotments.
The land in question.

2 thoughts on “VIDEO:Council leader visits Rainham allotments to discuss nearby land.

  • 14th June 2021 at 11:25 am

    A very big thank you to Mr White for keeping his word and turning up for a meeting with the residents to agree to hand over the unused land to the Rainham Allotment group. You deserve to have bought a few votes on this one. All we need now, is a promise to sort out the Parking Department and instruct them to only issue PCN’s that are totally correct so there is no way they can be successfully challenged, and to promise to resolve the disgusting conditions in some Council houses. Unfortunately, both those promises just might be a step to far. There’s too much income from the former, and to much out going from the latter.

  • 15th June 2021 at 7:13 pm

    That bit of land was allotment when I live in the house in ingerbourne road in the 70/80 the land is wasted so why not give it back and let ppl grow on it better then just a bit of over grown land


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