Draft Community Food Growing Strategy

Closed 13 May 2019

Opened 11 Feb 2019

Results Updated 6 Jun 2019

Thank you to everyone who took the time to look at the Council's draft Community Food Growing Strategy.

We have compliled a consulation report which is available to download.

We will now make a few changes to the draft Strategy based on the comments we received and aim to present the first Community Food Growing Strategy to the Council's Executive in August 2019, along with our Allotment Action Plan.

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Overview

Community growing is for everyone so we want to make sure that anyone wishing to grow their own fruit or vegetables in this area is able to choose from a range of opportunities to do just that.

"Dig in" is Falkirk Council's draft Community Food Growing Strategy. It explains how we will work with others to support community growing groups and projects across our area.  

The strategy shows some of the places that could be used for allotments or more informal community growing, explains the permissions groups must get and how they can go about obtaining these to get their projects off the ground. The strategy also shows what support is available to both aspiring and experienced community growers.

This consultation is your opportunity to give us your views about our approach to community growing across the Falkirk Council area. 

Copies of the draft strategy are available at www.falkirk.gov.uk/growing, in local libraries, One Stop Shops and Council buildings, and at the Bantaskine Park Allotment site. Comments can be submitted through this online survey,  in writing to communitygrowing@falkirk.gov.uk or by post to Planning & Environment, Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ.

The consultation period will run from 11th February 2019 until 13th May 2019.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to make sure that we have identified the right priorities, actions and suggestions for places that could be used for allotments or informal community growing. 

This is why we have made the draft strategy and associated maps available for public consultation for 12 weeks.

For further information on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice

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Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Sustainable development
  • Biodiversity
  • Volunteering
  • Land and property
  • Public space
  • Adult and community learning development
  • Schools
  • Adults and Older People
  • Children and families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and wellbeing
  • People with mental health issues