Herefordshire Food Charter. Healthy food for people, place and planet

county plan qs screenshotThe County Plan is the key strategic document for the council that outlines the ambitions and objectives over the next four years and highlights how those ambitions will be delivered.

There is a consultation open to everyone until 8th February to share your thoughts. 

We attended one of the online consultations and were heartened to see that "Champion agricultural practices which minimise pollution and maximise biodiversity" was a very popular priority. PLUS Healthy Lifestyles, and a focus on Market Towns too.

Food weaves through so many of the things we want to achieve as a county!

We added that sustainable healthy lifestyles would then be supporting both the positive agricultural practices, AND the growth of the county which was another priorirty too.  There is still time to feed in to the consultaiotn.

Please be part of the consultation events and help keep sustainable food at the centre of the county's future plans.

"To inform the development of the plan, consultations will be undertaken with groups and individuals to support in the refining and shaping of the plan.

The consultation will ask you to consider the priorities that have already been agreed and when they should be delivered during the next four years. By incorporating your responses this will support in developing the County and Delivery Plan and help create a thriving and flourishing county, building on the strength of our people and places.

The following ambitions are being considered:

  • People - Enable resilient and connected communities to ensure that everyone lives well and has the best start in life
  • Place - Protect and enhance our environment and keep Herefordshire a great place to live
  • Growth - Support growth across the county which builds on the county's strengths and resources

We have a list of commitments for each area, which you can read below.

Let us know your views

Please consider the 'We will...' statements for each of the areas and then complete the online questionnaire to let us know when you think they should be delivered.

Complete the County Plan consultation questionnaire

Closing date Thursday 8 February 2024"


Who we Are

The Herefordshire Food Charter is an initiative of the Herefordshire Food Alliance, a network of individuals and organisations from across the county involved in local, community and sustainable food action.

The Alliance is a member of the national Sustainable Food Places network and is co-ordinated by New Leaf Sustainable Development with support from Herefordshire Council and Sustainable Food Places.

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