Allotments were closed roughly five weeks ago, but there has been ongoing debate around whether it was the right step. Meanwhile, some growers have found stopgaps.
Council Briefs: Weaver Square Allotments, Plans for Cherry Orchard, and Traffic in Rathmines
Councillors discussed the fate of allotment holders pushed out of Weaver Square, plans for developing Cherry Orchard, and results of a traffic-calming experiment.
Residents and Councillors Fight for Different Visions for Marrowbone Lane
Council officials want to press ahead with plans for a big depot at Marrowbone Lane – and have started the process. Some councillors and residents are resisting.
On Weaver Square, Allotment-Holders Get Ready to Pack Up
The council plans to move out the onions, peas, chard, raspberries and children digging in the dirt, and build social housing for some of the hundreds of families in the area who are on the waiting for it.
Changes Bring Uncertainty for Bridgefoot Street Gardeners
A community garden, allotments, and a Men’s Shed are being evicted so the council can build a new park. The plan includes bringing them back once it’s ready, but recent events have the gardeners worried.
The number of allotments in Dublin has been growing, but not fast enough to meet demand – waiting lists can be long. Dublin City Council is working on that.