Jenny Jones, our Green councillor in Southwark, last night secured the unanimous backing of Southwark Council for the development of a borough wide food strategy. Great news! This will help deliver more allotments, free school meals, more and better paid jobs in the local food industry and above all better quality food that will also help reduce our carbon emissions. The strategy will cover climate change, health, poverty reduction, local economic benefits and our diverse food cultures (e.g. the amazing range of African food to be found in Peckham Rye, my patch).
We’re working to try and maximise food growing spaces in the plans for Green Dale in East Dulwich, which will definitely be boosted by this strategy!