London Food Link works to ensure that good food policies and practices are a priority for local authorities and for the Mayor of London.
Alongside our annual league tables to highlight local authorities’ performance on good food, London Food Link, part of charity Sustain, also responds to strategy consultations.
We also represent our network on the London Food Board, convened by the Mayor of London.
In 2017 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published a series of draft strategies with implications on the food Londoners buy, eat and grow. They also encompass areas where good food policies and practices can have a positive impact on the life of people in the capital.
We have responded to the Environment Strategy, Health Inequalities Strategy, the London Plan and are currently compiling a response to the draft London Food Strategy.
Following our submissions on the draft London Plan, London Food Link has been invited to submit a written statement and attend two of the examinations in public. These cover
To date London Food Link has submitted two statements on the Matters that the examiners presented covering the Green Belt policy and Food Growing policy.
See our previous respoonse below.
Ahead of the publication of the newLondon Food Strategy, the Mayor of London set out his priorities and commitments, in a draft strategy and invited feedback.
London Food Link and other teams at Sustain provided a response for our supporters and friends to use to help shape their own responses.
Areas to show support
Where it could go further
To find out more about LFL's response email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can support our work by becoming a London Food Link supporter from as little as £22.50 per year. Find out more here.
The new London Plan was opened for consultation in early 2018. This strategically important document has considerable implications on food in the capital, and London Food Link compiled a response, covering:
You can also download our full response here.
As well as ensuring we are part of the policy making process, London Food Link also helps to change and influence practices through campaigns.
The Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food is an initiative to help London local authorities tackle the proliferation and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. We think councils can do more to help create a healthier food environment for Londoners so in spring 2018 we asked Londoners to get in touch with their local public health leaders to promote the Declaration.
During the 2016 Mayoral Elections we produced a document and met with candidates to ensure that food was high on their agenda. Read more here.
This campaign urged London boroughs, visitor attractions, arenas and stadia to turn their backs on cruelty and serve only cage free eggs and resulted in 14 attractions signing the pledge. Read more here.
You can support our work in this area by becoming a London Food Link supporter from as little as £22.50 per year. Find out more here.