Mark submitted a written parliamentary question to ask the Transport Ministers if they will hold discussions with Network Rail on the potential merits of making available land for community garden kitchens in urban areas.
Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for Transport, responded as follows:
Network Rail run over 100 community schemes across Britain as part of their ‘Community Rail’ programme. They invite voluntary groups to transform disused railway land in their area including old platforms, land adjoining stations, and land underneath viaducts. Network Rail keep volunteers safe and make sure that all community schemes coordinate with and complement the existing railway operation. Network Rail are always happy and open to discussing new ideas for local communities.