Congratulations to the campaigners who have defeated Kirklees Council in the High Court over the authorities bid to evict them from the allotments off Cambridge Road at Birkby. The case has been reported in the Examiner and the Council seem to have made an expensive cock up by not looking at their own records from 1935 which show they cannot serve eviction notices on the doughty gardeners. Who’d have thought it.
The Council now owe one of the allotment holders £12k in costs. The Council’s costs are reported as £27k ! A fair old bit of Ramsden Road or Scaly Gate or Scar End Lane could have been repaired on that.
Another stunning performance whichever way you look at it for our supposedly cash strapped council.