2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Has the council taken steps to support local food growing?

Question code
Waste Reduction & Food
Local Food Growing
Volunteer Research
Question weight


Criteria met if the council has proactively created more space for local food growing through providing funding, land, staff or other resources to support:
- community orchards
- schools to have growing spaces
- community or city farms or gardens, including edible fruit/veg/herbs patches in public spaces such as parks, rooftops or grass verges.


Allotment space is not included in this question as it is a statutory requirement for councils to provide allotments.

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6 Northern Irish councils
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council1/1loveballymena.online
Ards and North Down Borough Council1/1ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council1/1armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk
Belfast City Council1/1belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Derry City and Strabane District Council1/1derrystrabane.com
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council1/1newrymournedown.org
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council0/1
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council0/1
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/1
Mid Ulster District Council0/1