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New Hot Food Takeaway Policy for Manchester
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:26

Following an extensive period of consultation, Manchester City Council has approved changes to Manchester’s planning policy, in a bid to promote healthier lifestyles across the City.

To tackle concerns about the negative effects of fast food on children’s health and on the impact of takeaways within district centres, the new Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was approved at last month’s meeting of the Executive Committee. 

The SPD will provide powers to control the opening times of new takeaways in the vicinity of schools, as well as manage the overall number of takeaways in the city. The aim of the policy is to promote healthier choices during children’s meal times whilst helping to ensure that our district centres remain vibrant and balanced.

Find out more about the Hot Food Takeaway SPD here.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:31
 
£1million Grant Available for Community Food Waste Campaigns
Friday, 17 March 2017 16:25

Sainsbury's is making available a £1million grant fund to support communities to tackle food waste.  Communities can bid for up to £50,000 providing they have the support of their Local Authority however smaller grants of up to £3k are also available.  The scheme is open until the end of March 2017.   

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017 16:38
 
Schools to receive £415 million to transform facilities and help pupils get healthy start to life
Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:49

There will be additional government funding for schools to boost sports and activity facilities, extra curricular activities and promote healthy lifestyles.  £415million will be made available for schools during 2018/19, with the aim to transform facilities and help pupils to get a healthy start to life.  To find out more about the scheme, click here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:57
 
APPG on Holiday Hunger
Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:14

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, a group of MP's and Peers, has launched an inquiry into hunger amongst children during the school holidays.  This will examine the extent of hunger amongst school children in the school holidays, as well as the impact on their life chances. The group will gather written and oral evidence to try and gain a deeper understanding of the scale of the problem, it's impact on children's mental, physical and academic development, as well as proposals for responding most effectively to it. Evidence to the inquiry must be submitted by 17th March 2017.  Click here to find out more information about how to do this.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:38
 
New Emergency Food Provider Mapping Tool
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:07

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is a coalition of organisations and individuals from across Greater Manchester who came together to continue the momentum of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission's (GMPC) report of February 2013. As part of their plans to draw together people with strong common interests under the broader heading of poverty, they formed a Food Poverty Special Interest Group, which met for the first time in September 2016.  One of their first objectives was to create an on-line mapping tool for people across Greater Manchester to find their nearest emergency food provider / service.

The GMPA Emergency Food Provider map and more information about GMPA can be found here.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:02
 
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