Strategy Consultation Event
This event, supported by Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation and The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, took place at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church Hall in Kemptown, Brighton on Wednesday 13th November 2013. It gathered together a diverse group of more than 50 participants representing allotment holders, site reps, allotment federation members and other individuals and organisations with an interest in allotments and the Allotment Strategy for Brighton and Hove.
Many if not most of the participants had engaged with the on-line allotment surveys carried out by Brighton and Hove food Partnership on behalf of the Allotment Federation and the City Council, and which had over 1800 detailed responses.
The key focus of this event was to provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the outcomes of the allotment survey. The event was designed in such a way that all participants were given an opportunity to consider key emerging themes from the consultation, provide their perspective on the themes and suggest ways in which the themes could be addressed by the strategy.
To provide context the event included a brief presentation of the survey outcomes from Allotment Federation members Alan Phillips and Russ Howarth.
The event was oversubscribed and numbers were ultimately limited to 60 participants and included people who are on the waiting list as well as current plot holders. The interest in this event reflects the strength of feeling about allotments in Brighton and Hove and an enthusiasm for the collaborative process of strategy development being undertaken.
The full report is linked below, along with the slide presentation produced by Russ and Alan.