CONCERNS have been raised over a long waiting list for a town’s allotment site.

At their monthly meeting, Connah’s Quay councillors were told that there was currently a ‘high demand’ for spaces at the Mill Lane Allotment site.

There are currently 23 people on the waiting list, which has increased since the last quarter.

Councillors were pleased over the response, however expressed concerns when told the longest waiting time was two years.

Cllr Ian Dunbar said: “We can’t have that year on year, we are going to have to do something at that allotment to give those people some hope.”

Cllr Andy Dunbobbin said it was pleasing to see such a ‘high demand’ and other options will be explored.

Cllr Bernie Attridge added: “At the end of the day if you’ve lived in Shotton and been on there ten years, why would we move you but through the new rules and regulations can we look to maybe having more stricter criteria. We could say from this date we will only allow residents of Connah’s Quay.”

Praise was also given to the ‘high demand’ in the council’s other assets including the Civic Hall and the Café.

Cllr Andy Dunbobbin told members: “It was really pleasing to see how both civic hall and community centre and the allotments, all our main assets here that we’ve got at the town council, are being very well utilised and long may that continue.”