Plymouth Social Enterprise Network News

There is huge potential for social enterprises in Plymouth to gain investment using Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) however, very few social enterprise have used it or are even aware of it. PSEN has responded to the government’s consultation on this important tax relief for social enterprises. Based on feedback from members and our discussions…

Growing Community Abundance – Update

During the past few weeks, Food Plymouth Growing Community Abundance team members have been out and about engaging with communities and growing initiatives around the City. This has been an amazing experience encompassing a diverse and exciting range of projects and events. In the community events calendar, the Food Plymouth Growing Community Abundance local food stall…

What’s on at The Clipper …

By Laura Kelly This weekend we will be joined by Grilling in the Name, a BBQ inspired vegan grill hosting pop up lunches in the South West. Carly and Damon will be holding their second ever pop up at The Clipper from Thur 25th – Sat 27th July 12-4 pm.  Please take a look at their menu…

Nudge Community Builders – The Clipper’s first birthday!

Members of the Food Plymouth core team and representatives of several food Plymouth partner organisations enjoyed The Clipper’s first birthday party on Friday 19th July.  The Clipper is the flagship project of our partners Nudge Community Builders and recently hosted a Food Plymouth ‘takeover’ as part of Co-operatives Fortnight. LEFT: Food and Conversations – The…

Compassionate Plymouth

Food Plymouth aim to create a more sustainable food city, working together with businesses, organisations and individuals. In order for us to collaborate and work well together there has to be an element of compassion, so with this in mind Zoe Nile attended the Compassionate Plymouth General Meeting last week to find out more about…

Plymouth Railway Station Redevelopment – Update

Having encouraged you to engage with the Plymouth Railway Station Redevelopment Masterplan Planning Consultation (edition #76 of this e-bulletin), Food Plymouth CIC director Ian Smith filed a submission in the CIC’s name from an overall Sustainable Food City perspective.  In addition to supporting the redevelopment’s enhancements to the station and its surroundings as a key gateway into Plymouth, the submission…

Update from The Food Equality Projects July 24th Session

By Lisa Howard ” Thank you to everyone who came to Union Corner yesterday and participated in the latest Food Equality session, in particular to Barbara Hampson of Stonehouse Timebank. We told food stories with the Leapfrog ‘zines’, mapped Stonehouse and captured some interviews. Radio Plymouth also dropped in and interviewed us! More to follow in the next…

CATERed – Ed’s Big Summer Food Tour 5

CATERed are key, longstanding partners of Food Plymouth feeding into our Sustainable City goal through the use of fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients in their school menu choices, they also provide the same delicious and nutritious lunches during the summer holidays too – CATERed believe every child and young person in Plymouth deserves the…

Food Plymouth Partnership and Network Meeting

The latest Food Plymouth partnership and network meeting took place at the East End Development Trust, Cattedown on 17th July.  In addition to updates from partners and Food Plymouth CIC, there were a number of far-ranging discussions on a variety of topics, including Plymouth’s food equality work, active engagement in the roll-out of FareShare Southwest’s…