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Community Empowerment Bill

17 March 2015 - 07:55 AM

Ok, any of you super informed people know anything about the allotments section of the Community Empowerment Bill or at what stage the bill is at.


My mother has suddenly decided that allotments are a really important issue to her I would however suspect that it is my father trying to feed her negative stories about the SNP from the telegraph since she had to double check what the nasty Nats were actually up to.


The issues seems to me that the Bill is trying to encourage Local Authorities to make more land avaialble for allotments to reduce waiting lists however there was not a minimum size being set so the fear was that rather than make more land available LA's would divide up the existing allotments to meet waiting list targets.


This is as much as I have managed to get from google but what I need to find out is are they still considering the comments and looking still open to setting a minimum size or has this been rejected and for what reason. I am not sure what stage the bill has reached in its progress to becoming an act.


To give you some insight to what I am dealing with my mother claimed that the SNP want to reduce the size of allotments but couldn't tell me why they would want to do such a thing. What they are actually wanting to do is increase the number of people who have access to one but if there is no minimum size then you could argue that smaller allotments could be a consequence but it is clearly not the aim.


I get utterly frustrated with Daily Telegraph readers that keep challenging me with the nonsense they read so any help appreciated before I phone back with the actual facts of the matter.

Paddington Bear

22 November 2014 - 08:27 PM

Ok so WTF have they done with Paddington Bear. This is clearly an impostor!  :angry:






Bt Homehub - Help

19 November 2014 - 08:57 PM

I am being driven to insanity. I have started having to reboot the BT Homehub at least once a day because TAMB stops loading. Today I have had to do it 3 times. I have no problem with any other website and it only started after we got our Homehub 5. Neither FE or I can get on when this happens but I can get on on my phone which is also connected to the homehub. Rebooting the laptop doesn't solve it only the homehub...


I have tried googling but haven't found an answer.  



First Female First Minister

19 November 2014 - 05:53 PM

What, no thread already on this historic day?


Well done Nicola - exciting times ahead  :cheers3:

Flower Of Scotland

18 November 2014 - 10:52 PM

Well I hope this sees the end to people demanding the pipes for the anthem. As I have said all along it doesn't work.