The courgette glut on our plot continues!!
Meeting with Glasgow City Council’s Landscape Design and Development Manager
GAF requested a meeting with Stevie Scott to discuss on-going concerns about the governance of local authority allotment sites. We were offered a meeting with Rachel Smith who is the Council’s Landscape Design and Development Manager.
Our concerns were about the communication with, and participation of, allotment associations and plotholders in shaping allotment policy and development, particularly in the context Community Empowerment Act. We emphasised the willingness and necessity of GAF members being involved in shaping the future of the use of open space in the City, pointing to our own Manifesto which outlines the contribution that allotments can make to improving our environment and wellbeing.
For us, a more open and transparent relationship with the local authority, founded on a clear scheme of delegation is crucial. See the detailed notes of the meeting here: Meeting GCC June 2019 .
In the interim we are proposing to form a short-life working party to gather views and suggestions about the way ahead. This will be an agenda item at our next meeting on September 5th.
GAF’s July Meeting
You can find the draft minutes for the meeting and Sandy’s report on the Resources page.