Dear Glasgow Plotholders,
We think that the 17 page draft Allotment Rules and Regulations published by Sandy Paterson and his team on September 7th is both far too detailed and at the same time far too vague (see our analysis below).
We suggest that Glasgow City Council, given its commitment to engagement, should provide additional time for a proper consultation (extension to November 31st) which includes a face-to-face meeting open to all GCC plotholders and their committees. This meeting should allow plotholders the opportunity to clarify aspects of this proposal with the Food Growing Team and contribute to shaping the final version that goes forward for adoption.
We would like to invite you to an Open Meeting on Sunday October 22nd at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre from 11.45 am to 12.45 pm to discuss the issues that these draft Rules and Regulations raise for Glasgow’s plotholders and their committees.
The GAF Committee
The consultation link for a copy of the document is www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations where you will find it under Current Consultations
On 7th September, Glasgow City Council sent an email to all allotment site members (tenants) with an invitation to review draft Allotment Rules and Regulations by filling in an online consultation form which closes on October 30th. The massive increase in bureaucracy proposed in the 17 pages of the draft Rules and Regulations is, in our opinion, likely to prove unworkable. This is not a document that tenants are going to find accessible or memorable.