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These steps will take you through the process of asking your local councillors to improve the availability of vegan options on public sector menus

Step 1

First, please type your postcode into the following box. This will show you how your local council was ranked (red, amber or green) in terms of how well it caters for, and includes, vegans. It will also show you the response The Vegan Society received from your local council. This response was used to grade each council.

Step 2

Once you have done this, you will be given the option to copy and paste our template letter to your local councillors and open a link to write to them. Please ensure you explain in your own words why this issue is important to you. If you do not personalise the letter, the platform may ask you to try again.

  1. With regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty, does your decision-making regarding the provision of food take into account the fact that veganism is a protected characteristic for the purpose of the Equality Act 2010? Yes/No
  2.     How many vegan hot and cold meal options do you offer: 

    • In your own local authority canteen every day (if you have one)? 0, 1, 2, 3 or more. Please also express this as a proportion of the overall number of options offered.  

    • In external events catering (if applicable)? Eg: 0, 1, 2, 3 or more. 

  3.  Is a requirement for providing vegan hot and cold meal options included within the catering procurement contracts you issue for other catering provision for which you are responsible including schools, leisure centres, care homes, libraries, and any other public buildings?  Yes/No 

  4. Has your organisation taken any action to reduce meat and dairy consumption in order to meet environmental goals?

    • If yes, please detail what actions have been taken, e.g. 100% or 50% plant-based food options offered.

    • If no, do you have ambitions to take action in this area, eg through setting meat reduction targets? Yes/no, if yes please detail what ambitions you have set out. 

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