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Have Your Say on Food Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan

Published Monday, 04 October 2010

Residents urged to have their say on food strategy and biodiversity action plan before consultation closes.

Enfield residents are being urged to have their say on the Council's Food Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plans before the consultation officially closes on 22nd October 2010.

Hundreds of Enfield residents have shown an interest in growing their own food and conserving the borough's rich wildlife heritage.

Council officers have been out and about at events over the summer meeting wildlife experts, allotment keepers, and speaking to community groups, businesses and schools to get their thoughts on what the Council should be doing to conserve our green spaces and to increase the production and consumption of healthy, sustainable food in Enfield.

Councillor Del Goddard, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Improving Localities said, "Listening to our residents and acting on their views is vital if we're to achieve a sustainable future for the borough, and we're delighted that so many people have commented on the Food Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan.

"Clearly an appetite has been shown about the way in which we value our allotments and growing spaces, the way our town centres provide the ambience for restaurants and cafes to flourish, and also how we tackle issues like obesity in children and where takeaways are sited.

"If you haven't already had a chance to comment, log onto the Council's website before the 22nd October and let us know what you think."

The Council is committed to preserving its green spaces and developing new growing spaces and has already turned some of the flower beds in Jubilee Park into mini-allotments for the community to enjoy.

Online consultation is the most convenient way to make comments. Please use the following links:

www.enfield.gov.uk/foodstrategy

www.enfield.gov.uk/biodiversity

Alternatively you may also make comments in writing to:

Food Strategy and BAP Team, Place Shaping and Enterprise Dept.  London Borough of Enfield, FREEPOST NW5036 Civic Centre Silver Street, EN1 3BR.

Or email foodstrategy@enfield.gov.uk or biodiversity@enfield.gov.uk

The consultation for both the Food Strategy and the Biodiversity Action Plan closes on Friday 22nd October 2010.

The data collected will then be analysed and final versions incorporating the views of Enfield residents will be produced in early 2011. 

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