MP Vince Cable calls for meeting between the council and allotment owners worried about losing their plots

Mr Cable

Mr Cable

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Twickenham MP Vince Cable wants to arrange a meeting with the council and local allotment groups.

The move follows protests from allotment owners that expanding Teddington Cemetery in Teddington will be at the expanse of their plots.

Mr Cable said: "I have been campaigning for allotments for years both in Parliament and locally.

“Their popularity is growing and there are now long waiting lists, whereas some years ago it was difficult to find tenants in some sites.

"Now we discover that a shortage of cemetery places is leading to allotments being taken over.

“I sense that there isn't a strategy for dealing with cemeteries and short term expedients are being used."

Are you an allotment owner? What do you think of the expansion of Teddington Cemetery? Call 0208 722 6358, or email

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