The Bristol Food Policy Council was established in March 2011. It is a mechanism that supported the development of the Good Food Charter and the Bristol Good Food Plan. It has also helped to keep food policy on the City Council's agenda and it has been influential both in policy-making and in interaction with the main institutional players. The Bristol Food Policy Council also works closely with the Bristol Food Network – an organisation that works towards building new contacts and communicating with a wider network by going to conferences and events and publishing newsletters and reports.
The Food Policy Council meets with a number of stakeholder groups from different sectors in order to analyse the functioning of the food supply system and improve it. Its activities include: mapping and publicising local food resources, creating shorter food miles, improving community gardens and organising farmers’ markets.
- Creating networks
- Local institution