Food in your community – share your views

colourful beansIt’s almost five years since we ran a community research project in Newsome to find out how people feel about food growing. You might have filled in one of our questionnaires at the time.We’ve now started a new survey to find out what’s changed over the past five years.

Food is of course a part of all our lives, but what do you think about local food?

* Do you grow your own?
* Are you interested in cooking?
* What do you consider when choosing what food to buy?
* Does your household waste too much food?
* Do you want to sell homemade food?

These are just some of the questions in the ‘Food in your community’ survey which is running in March 2014. Please take part to share your views.

The survey asks questions about growing and eating local food, including what kind of activities you’d like to take part in and whether you’d like to be able to buy more locally grown food. It’s your chance to tell us what you wish for in Newsome and areas nearby – we’ll do our very best to act on what you tell us.

How to take part

> Take part in the ‘Food in your community’ survey online now

Please also pass this link on to your friends and neighbours.

The survey is only open for a short time, so please take part soon if you’d like to have your say. It will take up to 20 minutes to complete. There are three prizes on offer as a thank you for those taking part.

You can also look out for our team of fieldworkers from IbyD knocking on doors across the Newsome Ward (and in Almondbury, Honley and Netherton) who have paper copies of the questionnaire. This map shows where our team are working:

Map of food survey area (pdf)

This is a joint project between Growing Newsome, Kirklees Environment Partnership and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. We will use the results to help plan future activities in the local area. If you have any questions, please email

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