|From Left: Mike Hodge, Joyce Morton, John Blake, Gary Womersley|
|Thursday 6th December 2012
Clackmannanshire Council and The Alloa Allotments Association have signed and concluded a 25 year lease for a site in Sauchie. The Association agreed unanimously at their recent Annual General Meeting that the lease negotiated with the Council should be accepted and signed.
The formal signing took place at Greenfield House, with the three 2010-2012 office bearers, chairman Mike Hodge, secretary John Blake and treasurer Joyce Morton, all putting pen to the lease on behalf of the Association. They were witnessed at the signing by Council Leader, Councillor Gary Womersley.
The lease, signed this week, will run from November 2012 until November 2037, with a nominal rental fee paid annually and reviewed every five years. Councillor Womersley said: "I was delighted to oversee the lease for the Alloa Allotments Association finally reach a successful conclusion. They play an important and vital role in our community. Allotments are essential to help the environment, but at the same time, this particular area was waste land. They have transformed it and made it into an excellent resource."