Our Partnership is a mix of local people, businesses, community groups and public and private sector organisations. Together we have developed an Action Plan and are working to revolutionise the way people engage with their food across the city region. As with all strategies this is a diverse mix of actions with a broad group of people, projects and activities however we are focusing on supporting existing activity and developing new work around business development, food poverty and community growing. There’s a long way to go but already we can see what a difference food can make in building stronger, healthier communities.
Community growing – we are supporting our existing gardens to share skills, information and resources more effectively whilst promoting what they’re doing to increase the number of volunteers. We are also working with four communities to set up new gardens in some of our most deprived areas.
Sustainable Fish City – we are proud to say we are the first Sustainable Fish City in the world and are working with all our sustainable fish pledge makers to use our award to educate consumers and promote our businesses and towns.
Business Award Partnership scheme - there are lots of great businesses in our area and many that we’d like to give a little nudge to help them do a bit more. We are launching a five star scheme which rewards businesses for the great stuff they're doing around local products, sustainable sourcing, waste management and recycling, working with their community and shouting about what they’re doing. We hope this will encourage more people to use these businesses and so encourage more businesses to do the right thing.
Business support – from our famous Restaurant Hops to B2B food safaris we are creating a package of support to help our businesses source more sustainably and promote this to consumers and tourists alike. We hope that soon we will have enough amazing stuff going on that we can promote Bournemouth and Poole as a food tourism haven.
Food poverty – our work in this area has really only just begun however we’re hoping to make a difference to holiday hunger, the uptake of healthy start vouchers, the use of lunch clubs and the distribution of surplus food. This work will be our focus over the next 18 months.
Sustainable Food City Partnership
07 717 802 188
0127 343 1713
0207 065 0902
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is
funded by the Esmée Fairbairn