Y’all should see this if you haven’t already. Wales, showing the way, again.
From: Bishop, Ryan [mailto:Ryan.Bishop@nullWales.GSI.Gov.UK]
Sent: 15 March 2010 15:51
Subject: Sustainability Committee – 21st April – Allotment Provisions in Wales
Dear whoever it may concern,
The Sustainability Committee at the National Assembly for Wales has agreed to conduct an inquiry into Allotment Provisions in Wales.
The terms of reference for the inquiry are:
To explore ways the Welsh Government can support and provide opportunities for the increasing interest in allotment and community gardening, and to examine ways these activities can provide wider benefits.
The inquiry will consider the following:
* The demand for allotment sites in Wales and availability of sites (public and private)
* The barriers/constraints (for users and providers)
* Innovative approaches to the provision of land for all allotments
* Evidence of the wider benefits allotment gardening can bring and opportunities for allotment holder (e.g. health, environment, community, bringing products to the marketplace,)
* The need for and suggested areas of intervention from the Welsh Government.
The Committee would like to call you in to hear your experiences and opinions on the subject, for the meeting on the 21th April. The Committee would also require a written submission from yourselves, covering the above areas, to be with us by the 13th April.
If you are available, and would like to partake in the inquiry, please could you let me know as soon as possible.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me,
Ryan Bishop – Swyddog Cymorth Pwyllgorau, Committee Support Officer
Gwasanaeth y Pwyllgorau, Committee Service
Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru, National Assembly for Wales
T: 029 2089 8153
It’ll be fascinating to see how this progresses.