What we plan to do

  • Achieve a National Sustainable Food Cities Gold Award by 2016. This is an independently assessed award which will require us to provide evidence of achieving significant measurable outcomes across 6 key areas related to healthy and sustainable food. 
  • Take Harvest Brighton & Hove to the next stage by introducing a programme to increase access to community food growing projects for people with complex needs and gather evidence of the impact on their health and wellbeing 
  • The re-opened Open Market on London Road to operate as a thriving local market and centre for community and cultural activity that welcomes a broad mix of people.
  • Implement the recommendations of the city’s new Allotment Strategy that emphasises sustainability to ensure that the city’s allotment community thrives.
  • Take both a strategic and frontline approach to tackling food poverty. Implement the six recommendations around food poverty from the JSNA including work to better understand the extent and impact of food poverty, to deliver work to prevent food poverty across age ranges and to provide a safety net of emergency food provision linked to advice.
  • Deliver information and skills sessions across different communities in the city to promote and inspire people to chose healthy and sustainable food
  • Work to reduce food waste, deliver a community based education and skills programme linked to national ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign. Increase composting at home and in communities.
  • All schools to take a whole school approach to food including offering opportunities to learn about food growing and cookery.
  • Local food activity to be core component of the sustainable community-based and self sustaining estate at Stanmer Park.
  • Develop local food promotional campaign aimed at tourists and conference visitors as part of ‘Eco Tourism’ offer
  • Develop and adopt minimum buying standards for sustainable healthy food for council catering contracts
  • Work towards a Brighton and Hove Food Charter for large caterers in the city