Glasgow City Food Plan Consultation is now CLOSED

Between beginning of October and end of December 2020 citizens, communities, businesses and organisations in Glasgow were invited to submit their views on the proposed Glasgow City Food Plan (GCFP), using their knowledge, experience and expertise about what works and what more is needed to improve our food system.

The online consultation was hosted on the Glasgow City Council consultation page to enable a wide range of views to be shared. You can read the draft plan and the summary and read the consultation questions HERE. Summary of Actions and Outcomes can be seen HERE. The information about and link to the consultation was circulated widely via our partners and various groups in the city including the community councils.

We did our best to also inform people without digital access about the consultation and sent posters and flyers to various organisations in the city to help us circulate details about the consultation. Libraries were suggested as a good place for people to find out about and respond to the consultation, but unfortunately this was not possible due to further restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, hard copy consultation response forms were available at some food pantries and food banks and were sent to Fairshare to distribute to community projects/charities they work with.

Our aim was to engage with a wide number of people from different backgrounds during the consultation and engagement period. To help us do this, we put together a Communications Toolkit, which was available for anyone to use. It includes information about the consultation with suggested tweets and images about GCFP. You can find it HERE.

Between the beginning of October and end of December we organised a series of ENGAGEMENT EVENTS for people to get involved with. These included:

  • The official launch of GCFP, which was held on the 8th October; you can read the press release HERE.
  • Community Conversation about Glasgow City Food Plan took place on the 18th November.
  • Several dates for Consulting Your Community workshops that gave participants the skills to organise their own consultation events. Train the Trainer’ pack was used to help people run their own events.
  • A targeted event for the Business Community on the 8th December
  • Our team also presented at/took part in a number of external events discussing the Glasgow City Food Plan
  • All the comments received during the engagement events were gathered either by a workshop facilitator or by a virtual system called Padlet.

OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTION

In addition to the online consultation and comments received during the consultation events, we also collected information the following ways:

  • We invited people to comment on the plan via Twitter using #GlasgowCityFoodPlan
  • Health Improvement Teams sent out a survey asking questions about the Children & Young People’s section of the plan via email and posting on social media.  This was aimed at Education colleagues and Youth partner organisations for wider cascading to get more views from those who work in this sector and from young people and parents/carers themselves.
  • We want the final Glasgow City Food Plan to reflect the views of those working in Glasgow’s food economy about what is needed to enable this sector to contribute to an improved local food system. To help achieve this, we have developed an additional short survey on the Food Economy that will be open until 31st January 2021 and which will also feed into the consultation. You can find this survey at: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/91D31849AF5CD65A .

NEXT STEPS

GCFP team will go through all the consultation responses received via the online consultation form, comments gathered during the engagement events/twitter/surveys and received directly by email in early 2021 before developing the final plan to be launched in Spring 2021. If you have provided your email address you will be added on our mailing list to keep you up-to-date with the Glasgow City Food Plan.

For more information about the Glasgow City Food Plan, you can watch this short animation.

PRESS

OTHER CONSULTATIONS

Glasgow City Council is currently finalising its Climate Emergency Implementation Plan. You can read the draft plan here and respond to the online survey. If you have any questions or comments please get in touch by emailing the team at SustainableGlasgow@glasgow.gov.uk

Glasgow Food Policy Partnership is part of a Project Team leading the development of Glasgow City Food Plan. The team consists of colleagues from Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow Food Policy Partnership, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Community Food Network and NHSGGC.

A development day was held in December 2019 to start the development of the Plan. You can read a summary of the Development Day HERE, and the presentation slides are available HERE. You can read more about the development of the plan in the NEWS and under the following 6 themes below. There is also a link to food related short films below each theme.


Making Adjustments in the year of COVID

Feeding Glasgow

Films by Zev Robinson

Physical Health, Mental Health in the year of COVID 

Real Break Makers 

Films by Zev Robinson

Growing Glasgow by Zev Robinson

Making Adjustments in the year of COVID by Zev Robinson

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry by Martin Stirling

Children’s Right to Food Campaign by the Food Foundation

All “The Glasgow Diet in the Year of Covid” films by Zev Robinson can be viewed HERE.