Save the Shannon Allotment sign now

Petition to Save Shannon Allotments

Date: Weds 14th Feb 2018

Author: Tony Walsh (Plot 16 / 0871 939 720 / kilnageer@gmail.com)

 

It was reported in the Clare Courier (9th Feb 2018) that Clare Council will be discussing, in their upcoming March 2018 meeting, their options when extending the existing Illaunmanagh Cemetery.

 

We the undersigned draw to the Council’s attention the positive aspects of having allotments in Shannon.

 

These being :-

 

1) It provides a vital community space for older people (often bereaved and/or retired) to get out and engage in life and meet other like minded people. Gardening being a major driver to good mental health. (See https://www.good.is/articles/gardening-is-good-for-you-and-communities)

 

2) While as allotment holders we are not orgainised or sing off the same sheet but everyone I have met and chatted with have a very positive mental outlook and are very generous when sharing advice (and vegetables!) and this extends beyond the confines of the allotments to their family, friends and neighbours.

 

3) It’s part of our heritage to grow food. For example, in just my generation, I come from Mayo where my father was a subsistence farmer with eight children and setting a vegetable garden was vital.

 

2) Its also open to people visiting the Cemetery/Crematorium and the aspect it presents of new growth everywhere can give great solace and is a reminder that life goes on. Especially since every allotmenteer goes about things in a different manner with varied success it can also be quite entertaining :)

 

So please, while we appreciate the need to provide more space for the dead in doing so please don’t overlook the space for the living when making your decision. Thanks.

 

I will send the original of this petition to Clare Council and e-mail a copy to all the councillors.

 

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
20 / 50

Latest Signatures

Information

KilnageerBy:
Nature and EnvironmentIn:
Petition target:
Clare County Council, Ireland

Petition community:
Allotment holders in Shannon, Clare

Tags

ireland

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets