Do you have an appetite for helping community food growing opportunities to flourish in East Dunbartonshire?
Following a series of public engagement events in 2017 and 2018, work has been underway to develop East Dunbartonshire's draft Food Growing Strategy, in partnership with Greenspace Scotland.
The Draft Strategy outlines the benefits of engaging in food growing activities and our approach to delivering more opportunities for local communities.
We want to hear your views, with consultation being carried out from 15 April to 9 June 2019.
The Draft Strategy identifies potential sites for allotments and other food growing provision, as well as setting out procedures to support community groups starting their own 'Grow Your Own' journey.
It also sets out a framework for realising a vision for a community growing network over the next five years, in partnership with key Council services and other organisations.
You can view our interactive map here, and help shape the future of food growing opportunities in East Dunbartonshire through a number of methods:
|Monday||15 April 3.30pm to 7pm||Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre, Twechar|
|Wednesday||17 April 3.30pm to 7pm||Lennoxtown Community Hub, Lennoxtown|
|Monday||29 April 3.30pm to 6.45pm||Auchinairn Community Centre, Auchinairn*|
|Wednesday||15 May 3pm to 7pm||Hillhead Community Centre, Hillhead|
|Thursday||23 May 3pm to 7pm||The Fraser Centre, Milngavie (please note change of venue due to European elections)|
|Wednesday||5 June 3pm to 6.30pm||Caldwell Halls, Torrance|
All comments received will be reviewed to inform the final Strategy, which is being developed in response to the statutory duties set out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Sustainability Policy Team on 0300 123 4510.
* Take the link for more information on the Climate Ready Park proposals at Woodhill and Etive Parks in Bishopbriggs. Drop-in consultation takes place on Monday 29 April 2019 at 3.30pm at Auchinairn Community Centre.