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Bristol - Partner of URBACT Project "Sustainable Food in Urban Communities"
 

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Presentation delivered by Gus Hoyt (Cabinet member for ...

Presentation delivered by Gus Hoyt (Cabinet member for
Neighbourhoods, Environment & Council Housing; Green party councillor representing the neighbourhood of Ashley) for URBACT Training for Elected Representatives on Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development.
Seminar 3 (2-4 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium): Sustainability and change. How can cities tackle the challenges of climate change and assess their progress? And how to intervene in complex energy transitions while improving a city's quality of life?

Read more: http://urbact.eu/en/news-and-events/urbact-events/training-for-elected-representatives/

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    Bristol - Partner of URBACT Project "Sustainable Food in Urban Communities" Bristol - Partner of URBACT Project "Sustainable Food in Urban Communities" Presentation Transcript

    • Bristol Gus Hoyt Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, Environment & Council Housing. Green party councillor representing the neighbourhood of Ashley Regional capital of the South West of England, with a population of nearly 500,000, Bristol is the UK’s 8th most populous city, famed for creativity, innovation and green dynamism Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 1
    • Food in Bristol › Local Context Food production – we import the majority of fruit & vegetables consumed     UK imports 40% of food 60% of vegetables 90% of fruit South West region produces 23% of cattle and sheep 37% of milk 6% vegetables Bristol could provide up to 16% of its vegetable requirements. Allotments could contribute 5% of the city’s requirements, worth over £2.5 million Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 2
    • Food in Bristol › Business & Employment – diversity at risk  One in ten jobs  Bristol has 2,000 catering businesses  St Philips Wholesale Market directly employs 500 people.  Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons. Combined market share has risen from 50% in early 1990’s to 76% in 2009 Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 3
    • Food in Bristol Food Waste – unacceptable levels  Nationally 40%  9,000 tonnes of household food waste is collected and composted each year out of an average estimated 20 – 25,000 tonnes. Health – huge social and financial burden  1 in 4 adults are obese in England, 1 in 3 children.  Health impacts include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, mobility problems and depression.  Loss of skills in food growing and preparation are thought to be a contributing factor Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 4
    • Food in Bristol Community Activity – lots happening but may benefit from more co-ordinated approach      Local Food Network Local food newsletter Get growing garden trail Avon Wildlife Trust ‘Feed Bristol’ project Social enterprises re-skilling their client groups, former addicts, ex offenders and creating work opportunities Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 5
    • Sustainable Food Policies in Bristol  Internal Food Charter  Citywide– the Good Food Charter  Climate Change & Energy Security Framework  Bristol Food Planning Framework Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 6
    • Bristol Good Food Charter Sustainable Food is Good Food Good for people  Tasty healthy affordable Good for places  Good for workers and local businesses Good for planet  Good for nature and good for animal welfare Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 7
    • Priorities  Culture change: including re-skilling in kitchen and garden, food purchasing, food waste  Increase markets for local food producers  public procurement  Improve retail diversity developing St Philips wholesale market  Safeguard land for food and increase urban food production Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 8
    • Bristol’s Local Support Group › is composed of: › Bristol’s Food Policy Council › Strategic group of stakeholders overseeing the › › › › development of the Good Food Plan. Bristol Food Network Grassroots food activists contributing to food activity in Bristol Other key stakeholders Actively promoting sustainable food in Bristol Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 9
    • Bristol City Councils contribution Bristol City Council’s internal food conversation City Hall 7th May 2013 Mayors Food Conversations ‘Wasted Food’ on 20th May 2013 BBC Food & Farming event (May 2014) Food Gathering 29th Nov 2013 Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 10
    • Bristol City Councils contribution (continued) Supporting the production of the ‘Who Feeds Bristol’ report Supporting the Bristol Food Network Supporting Food Growing in Bristol Supporting the Bristol Pound Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 11
    • Sharing International Best Practise › Our transnational meetings explore sustainable food Brussels Oslo, Messina, Athens Amersfoort, Lyon, Ourense Gothenburg, Vaslui, Bristol through case studies, shared in more detail on our project mini website and blog http://www.sustainable-everyday-project.net/urbact-sustainablefood/2012/10/16/about/ Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 12
    • Bristol: supporting community food growing projects Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 13
    • Bristol: working towards collaborative public sector sustainable procurement Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 14
    • Bristol: Improving diversity in food retail Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 15
    • Bristol: benefiting from ‘Food for Life Partnership’ Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 16
    • Some proposals for action planning for November Gathering Thematic Network Sustainable Food in Urban Communities – Elected members training 2-4 December 2013 I Page 17