Views sought on allotments provision

TODAY is the final day of a consultation exercise, to help shape Scotland’s allotments policies.

The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee of the Scottish Parliament is seeking people’s views on the provision of allotments in Scotland.

Says the Scottish Parliament website, here: “Part 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (the Act’) aimed to improve the availability of allotments in Scotland and to reduce waiting times for allotments. It also required every local authority to prepare a food-growing strategy.  

“This short inquiry will look at whether the Act has improved the availability of allotments and whether it has reduced the barriers to accessing allotments. 

“It will also look at how communities are establishing allotments themselves and the community, health, educational and environmental benefits of allotments and community gardens.”

The consultation opened on May 4.

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