Plymouth City Council’s Food Safety team, in conjunction with Thrive Plymouth Year 5 partners has delivered a series of successful training events at Plymouth Guildhall over the last month.
Events were attended by over 170 people representing over 100 different childminder, nursery, care home and community settings.
In addition to an essential food safety update, Public Health England provided an up-to-date session on infection control, including winter readiness. Thrive Plymouth partners Dr Linda Solbrig and Chris Simms from Livewell SW introduced their Eatwell toolkit and showcased their health and wellbeing training offer. Attendees also heard what Plymouth City Council has to offer it’s community and residents from Thrive Plymouth partner Darin Halifax of Plymouth City Council. Darin introduced ‘Our Plymouth’, Plymouth’s new digital platform for good and invited people to start to get involved in plans for Mayflower 400 celebrations. Chris Forster delivered an informative session on the work of POP+ and the aims of Transforming Plymouth Together. All resources and presentations will shortly be available on Plymouth City Council’s Public Protection Service Advice and Support web pages.
Of course, attendees also learned about ‘People Connecting through Food’ and the various projects being supported by Thrive Plymouth Year 5. Many pledges of support were received and the feedback received was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees really appreciated the opportunity to network and to speak to our market place stall holders.
Huge thanks to the following for supporting our market place:
- Laura, Claire and Sarah from Plymouth CC Public Health team
- Tami Skelton from Food is Fun
- Hannah Williams from Plymouth Libraries
- Tina and Tracey from Plymouth Trading Standards
- Tom Cox from Mayflower 400
- Martin Mills from Our Plymouth
The events have been a great success and we look forward to seeing more people when the events start again next year.