Livewell Southwest – News

Interested in a career in health and social care? Come along to our career fair and open day on Saturday 11 May, 10am – 2pm at Mount Gould Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth, PL4 7PY.  Find out more.             Healthwatch have launched a survey around the NHS 10…

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Thrive Plymouth Year 5 – Food Safety Plus Workshop The latest event in the fifth year of Thrive Plymouth.

Duke of Cornwall Hotel Thursday 09th May 2019 Thrive Plymouth Year 5 –  ‘People Connecting through Food’. The overall focus for Year 5 is supporting Plymouth to achieve the Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) Silver Award . The city currently has Bronze status and if successful would be only one of four local authority areas in the country to achieve Silver. Food…

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CTRL shift emergency summit

News from Jay Tompt, a good friend and collaborative partner of Food Plymouth: CTRLshift: An Emergency Summit for Change 2 will take place this year in Stoke on Trent over 8-10 May 2019. We seek to catalyse a network of change-making organisations, networks and independent practitioners, creating a movement for positive social, economic and environmental change. Find…

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BAKED – Positive People Workshop

Baked have recently hosted a great workshop with the positive people programme, a project run by PLUSS. The workshop was designed around the idea of ‘cupboard cooking’ food on a budget and healthy ‘junk food’ We made sweet potato and chick pea curry, flat breads and kachunba a type of Indian chutney. (Pictured) The workshop was hosted by city…

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Tamar Grow Local – News

Tamar Grow Local are a Community Interest Company (CIC) whose interests focus on three main areas: Community,Education and Commercial. Their latest venture – The Market Garden Cafe – certainly ticks all three boxes, providing opportunities, creating awareness and and working to increase the availability and consumption of local food and produce. To find out more about the cafe,…

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Planning policies to restrict new takeaways in Plymouth

The Inspectors appointed to ensure sound planning policies in Plymouth have given their blessing to the provision of space for community food growing and the control of hot food takeaways. Local councils in Plymouth and South West Devon will be considering the Inspectors report in full before deciding to adopt the local plan. Substantial evidence…

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Food Plymouth consolidates SFC Bronze Award and aims for Silver

As a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) Network and one of the first cities to achieve bronze back in 2015, Food Plymouth has been a mainstay of the SFC movement. With an incredibly resilient, committed and dynamic partnership, Food Plymouth has not only managed to keep delivering across the board but to take things up to the next level as…

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Permaculture Gathering Update

Confirmed speakers/activities include Bob Mahew of the Apricot Centre in Dartington who will explain how Biodynamics works and will have some of their wonderful food on offer. Chris Marsh who will share information about thePlants for a Future database of amazing plants and their uses! Jo Harold will be sharing information about the Permaculture Association and has kindly…

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Fork In The Road

Having hosted the RSA Food Farming and Countryside Commission cycle tour of the UK in Plymouth with Food Plymouth colleagues and partners in September 2018, Ian Smith was delighted to be at the launch of the Commission’s book Fork in the Road in London on 11th April. Fork in the Road reflects the seven month cycle tour…

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Livewell Southwest promote Meat-Free Mondays

Livewell Southwest know the importance of good health and wellbeing, and not just that of their patients. The Livewell staff are supported and encouraged to consider their own health and wellbeing too. #MeatFreeMonday is an opportunity for meat-eating Livewell staff to take the day off, well, not literally! Andrew Pratt, Health Improvement Specialist, and his team  will be…

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Thrive Plymouth – News

Techstars Startup Weekend has come to Plymouth, with a theme of ‘Health & Wellbeing’ – an issue which affects us all!   The first ever Plymouth Techstars Startup Weekend is taking place at the end of April. A Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which like-minded developers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, marketing enthusiasts and more pitch…

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Food Power South West Regional Learning Network Meeting

17th April 2019 The Food Power south west regional learning network meeting took place at Buzz Lockleaze, Bristol on 17th April.  Representatives from Food Power Alliances from Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Cornwall took part. The meeting was expertly facilitated by south west peer mentor Sarah Watson. The event was enriched by inputs…

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All Ways Apples Festival – Planning Meetings

Our next All Ways Apples Festival planning meeting will be on  Wednesday 8th May at 2pm at Devonport Library. Please see the latest Food Plymouth e-bulletin for the update from the last meeting including news of funding that we have secured since the meeting.  We are very grateful to Plymouth Community Homes for supporting the festival again this year with £2000.  Plymouth…

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Dig for Devonport Community Explorers

Food Plymouth’s Dig for Devonport Community Explorers initiative is one of nine community projects to win funding from the Great Western Railway (GWR) community improvement fund.  This project is part of Food Plymouth’s work with our partners to improve food links between the city and the Tamar Valley.  Community explorers will include seasonal events to explore the valley…

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Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme

Food Plymouth and several of our partners, including Plymouth Community Homes, Tamar Grow Local, and lead organisation the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (TVAONB), has been engaging with and informing the development the Tamara Landscape Partnership scheme since April 2017.  We are therefore delighted that this exciting initiative has been awarded development funding…

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Sugar Smart Ambassadors in Plymouth on the rise!

Throughout last years’ Sugar Smart Plymouth Campaign Dr Clare Pettinger delivered 4 Ambassador training sessions to people from all over Plymouth. Thrive Plymouth launched year 5 last October with a focus of People Connecting Through Food, Sugar Smart has been kept relevant throughout Plymouth as one of the six projects Thrive Plymouth are promoting. This year…

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Plymouth Social Enterprise Network News

Plymouth Social Enterprise Network News Food Plymouth contributes to and benefits from active membership of many different networks.  This includes membership of the dynamic Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN) which is chaired by Gareth Hart.  Amongst his many excellent qualities, Gareth is a strong believer in and passionate advocate for the contribution of socially enterprising…

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Keyham Green Spaces

CROPS (Keyham Green Places) is making available its kitchen, fridge and freezer to the local community in most need for FREE. We will take canned donations (in date) and also make available for free to those most in need. If food is cooked any extra may be placed in the fridge or freezer for others to…

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Permaculture Gathering in Plymouth

By Tess Wilmot In addition on Sunday 5th May Ian Smith and Tess Wilmot are opening their garden near Ivybridge. This is a chance to visit their ‘Resourceful Permaculture Garden’ which provides seasonal produce to lots of project and people particularly in Plymouth .Places are limited so contact Tess directly if you would like to take part.…

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Grow Your Health

By Jane Hutton Exciting times ahead for our Growing Together group! After Easter Jane Hutton The Functional Foodie is going to be running a specially written course for our young people, Grow Your Health. We will be sowing and planting healthy vegetables and fruit as part of the course, finding how to make delicious easy recipes and how to…

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Thrive Plymouth Network Meeting

4th April 2019 The Thrive Plymouth Network is a great platform for connecting people from a wide range of organisations and businesses whose chief commonality is improving health and wellbeing in the City.  The Network’s meetings are themed in support of the Thrive Plymouth 10 year health inequalities improvement programme.  Food Plymouth joined the Network at…

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Food Plymouth Annual Review

Food Plymouth presents an annual review of its activities during its Spring quarterly partnership and network meeting in March of each year. Last Wednesday saw representatives from all over Plymouth with varying interests in food come together and review the past year, discuss what is currently happening in Plymouth and the surrounding areas as well…

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Livewell Southwest Promote Meat Free Monday

Livewell Southwest know the importance of good health and wellbeing, and not just that of their patients. The Livewell staff and supported and encouraged to consider their own health and wellbeing too. Food Plymouth recently met with Andrew Pratt, Health Improvement Specialist, to discuss a new initiative they are promoting throughout the organisation and eventually…

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Impact Lab

  Food Plymouth supported the Local Impact Lab launch in February 2019.  Food Plymouth’s Ian Smith is following up on this by taking part in today’s Impact Lab: Plymouth City Challenge event at the Council House.  We especially look forward to helping the City Council and its many other partners to rise to the challenge of…

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Plymouth City Council responds to the Climate Emergency

Food Plymouth applauds this week’s unanimous decision by Plymouth City Council to respond positively to the Climate Emergency and all which this entails, notably around achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Our Sustainable Food Cities work around reducing the eco-footprint of the Food System has been helping to reduce carbon emissions and other ecologically damaging effects since 2010. …

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Thrive Plymouth Update

Spaces and Places for Food – Update By Claire Turbutt Food Plymouth, Transforming Plymouth Together and Thrive Plymouth met following the January Spaces and Places for Food Expo. At the Expo a survey was sent out for attendees to complete which mapped food activities in Plymouth. If you have this survey please do complete it and send…

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