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A Food Action Plan – tell us about your food plans in Bristol

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A Food Action Plan

“Bristol Food Network are going to be working on a 2-5 year Food Action Plan for Bristol, on behalf of the Food Policy Council. We envisage this as being something which will be updated over time to incorporate people’s projects and aspirations as they change and adapt – but we aim to publish a first draft at the end of May.

In order to pull together a first version of the Food Action Plan, we would like to tap-into as many other related networks as we can, in order to “capture” as many people’s plans as possible.

If you’re going to be working on something new and food-related in Bristol over the next 2 – 5 years, and you’d like to be part of a comprehensive plan to make Bristol a Sustainable Food City, please get in touch! Or if you can pass the request on via your other networks, please let us know.”

Key aims of the Bristol Good Food Plan

Key aims of the Bristol Good Food Plan

What’s in it for you?

“What’s in it for you” depends on what you do. The action plan is in essence a planning and monitoring tool which we hope will highlight the depth and breadth of food activity in our city. We also hope that this will help projects to see that they are a part of a larger movement in Bristol toward a more sustainable food system and will find encouragement and support in this. We only want to include actions that are achievable, and there isn’t any compulsion or penalty for not delivering. One of the benefits of the action plan is that it will enable us to see where gaps, barriers and key issues are. We hope that as a city we will be able to see what needs to be done and find solutions through small collaborations and shared learning from each other. It may also help organisations seeking funding and support for their projects. Their work can be seen as part of a whole-food-system approach in Bristol in which there are many people and organisations working towards shared goals. There may be opportunities to pool resources and share experiences, meaning funding goes further.”

Jane Stevenson, Bristol Food Network CIC

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is thrilled to be supporting the development of the Food Action Plan. On 21st May 2015 we will be hosting a Food themed Quarterly Partnership Gathering to help bring together Partnership Pledge organisations from across different sectors to play their part in the development of the action plan. Look out for booking opening in April 2015!

To learn more about Bristol’s food systems and planning, read a report from Joy Carey looking at the background and outcomes of the Who Feeds Bristol: Towards a Resilient Food Plan Report.

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