First, thank you to those who have already submitted an application for the New Plotholder Awards competition.The deadline for the New Plotholders Award is being extended until Sunday, 3 September with judging to take place the following weekend on 9 September. We hope this extension will encourage more new plotholders to participate. Our judge has kindly…Keep reading
Attached is a petition and signature page which GAF is supporting to get A Fair Deal for a Fair Rent. As with any petition, the number of Glasgow-based signatures is key! We are currently required to gather hard copies of signatures of support. We are asking for your help in collecting signatures for this cause in your area. Forms…Keep reading
We are asking you to complete this survey because the City Council is going to have to establish a central waiting list for allotments covering all your sites. We think that we need to do everything we can to make sure that sites end up with a system that fits the needs of their associations…Keep reading
Some of you have written into us enquiring about what is happening about the consultation process we outlined earlier in the year. Whilst there has been no official communication with us, we have reason to believe that the original timeline and sequence of events will be altered. As far as we know, the Food Growing…Keep reading
Field Studies Council on the ‘Trees for Climate Action’ project they are running across the Glasgow Region. As part of this project they will be running free tree training courses and distributing free tree guides for residents of Glasgow, to register and learn more about these opportunities, see the links in the forwarded email below. Can you tell the…Keep reading
Orders have already been rolling in, so grab your seed potatoes, your fruit & veg seeds, your onions, shallots and garlic, and your compost and planter bags while they last! Everything we sell is at close-to-wholesale prices, and any small surplus goes right back into GAF grants that you can apply for as Allotment Development…Keep reading
Raising the Rents Last week (17 Feb), Glasgow City Council approved a proposal to raise the rent for a full size allotment plot from £35 a year to £114 a year. A more than 200% rise in one year! Glasgow Allotments Forum will be holding a public meeting to discuss responses to this decision and…Keep reading
As mentioned earlier in December, Glasgow City Council is proposing to put forward new draft rules and regulations for allotment sites and a first draft scheme of delegation of management to site Associations in January. A short window of two weeks for consultation with allotments (full timeline at the bottom of the page). It’s crucial that each…Keep reading
Glasgow City Council’s food growing team occasionally issue summaries of funding opportunities available to the public. The following is the latest list: UK Government: Community Ownership Fund – apply by 14th December Capital grants of up to £250,000 and revenue grants up to £50,000 are available for UK community organisations to take on the sustainable ownership…Keep reading
Glasgow City Council is proposing to put forward new draft rules and regulations for allotment sites and a first draft scheme of delegation of management to site Associations early in the New Year. The timetable we have been given is: Your rents, services, obligations, legal status and future development are all up for discussion and…Keep reading
Attend a Key Council Consultation Event: New Rules and Regulations for Allotments and a Scheme of Devolved Allotment Site Management
At last, we are in the position of being able to discuss new rules and regulations rather than having allotment site governance obscured under a set of Rules and Regulations that were issued in 1959 – long since unfit for purpose. There has never been an agreed scheme for devolving management to Associations in Glasgow,…Keep reading
AGM Thu 3 Nov, 7:00-8:45pm @ City Chambers – Open to all of Glasgow’s current (and would-like-to-be) plotholders
We don’t need you to register, but it would be helpful to help us prepare: Agenda PapersKeep reading
Many allotment sites in Glasgow have long waiting lists, are concerned about the rules and regulations and have no clear agreement with the Council on Association Committees’ management responsibilities.
Make your voice heard by filling in the questionnaire for the Parliament Allotment Inquiry.
GAF has submitted our own response, which you can use to help…Keep reading
One last chance to get your hands on some of the stock from this year’s online Potato Day! Head over to the Sir John Stirling Maxwell Allotments this weekend and browse what’s out on the tables. Everything is reduced from original prices. If you prefer to pay online first, put your order through on our…Keep reading
As promised, we’re moving our annual opportunity to buy seed potatoes online again this year. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to return to the usual hall-full-of-stalls event, but at least it’s super easy to place your orders. Place your order now We’ll collect the orders and buy everything wholesale from the supplier We’ll let…Keep reading
Glasgow City Council is due to revise how the allotments sites that it lets out to plotholders are to be managed. A GAF working party drawn from 8 GCC sites has been looking at the issues and has put forward a model for the future.
Join our final discussion on the draft proposals our GAF…Keep reading
We’re looking for volunteers to help out with managing our big annual fundraising event. It’s largely been a one-woman show for the past 10 years, with the fantastic Jan MacDonald running the orders, the logistics, the advertising and the timeline. Lots of volunteers have helped out each year to make the day happen, but Jan…Keep reading
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom this year. The AGM is open to everyone who is a plotholder in Glasgow. It receives reports on GAF’s activities and finance and elects officers and members of the committee. If you want to join the committee, or have any resolutions or proposals for actions for…Keep reading
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