Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our 2021 SFP Award winners including Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Calderdale, Glasgow, Sheffield and Tower Hamlets, and Oxfordshire.
In the face of such immense challenges as Covid and climate change, we all need to feel inspired by those people who, despite everything, continue to drive positive change in their communities. For those of us working in the food world, one need look no further than this year’s record number of SFP award winners.
Building on Brighton and Hove’s fantastic achievement in becoming the UK’s first SFP Gold city at the turn of the year, Bristol has now also been awarded gold for their groundbreaking work across all six key issues and particularly in tackling food waste and building a truly city-wide good food movement.
Hot on Brighton and Bristol’s tails come Cardiff and Cambridge, who have both been awarded silver and whose work on everything from food poverty to procurement has set a new standard for good food. We are also delighted to announce five new bronze winners - Calderdale, Glasgow, Sheffield and Tower Hamlets, as well our first ever two-tier county award winner, Oxfordshire. Huge congratulations to all of you.
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Develop an action plan to deliver the food strategy in an inclusive, participatory and collaborative way through following suggestions in the Action planning guide and facilitating Action planning workshops
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Bristol Food Policy Council secured strong references to food in the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The HWB has a key strategic aim to use ‘our combined influence and commissioning to support work to tackle obesity, nutritional deficiency and food poverty’. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy has 10 key priorities, one of which is food (page 5). The aim is ‘to create a healthier, more sustainable, more resilient food system for the city to benefit the local economy and the environment’.