Allotment sizes are set to be slashed

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Allotments in Sudbury are to be reduced to half or a quarter of their current size to help meet demand.

Sudbury Town Council manages two sites in the town – in Newton Road and Ballingdon Street – but has more than 60 people on a waiting list looking to grow fruit and vegetables.

To cut down this number, the council intends to split vacated allotments into two or four.

John Hughes, chairman of the Sudbury Allotment Society, said he believed the idea would work as using an allotment had become more a “hobby” than a way of feeding a family.

Most allotments are 240 square metres in size.