As promised in my last blog I have been working to understand more about what the 'urban fringe assessment study' means, in particular for plot holders at Craven Vale and Mile Oak.

The sun is shining so what better time is there to have a barbeque with friends? However don't rush to light those charcoals, until you've read these helpful tips.  

The Healthy Choice Award is an accolade given to breakfast clubs, nurseries and care homes that are implementing varied, healthy and age appropriate menu choices. The award is a joint initiative between the Food Partnership and Brighton & Hove City Council.

Through support from the Food Partnership, Brighton & Hove City Council has become the first in the country to introduce more stringent rules on food buying standards for all catering contracts over £75,000. It's a decision that will improve thousands of meals per year, will drive local economic development, meet carbon reduction targets and put nutritious and seasonal food on the menu. 

An 'assessment of the green space on the urban fringe' may not seem like something for us to sink our teeth into, but contained within it are recommendations on how land around the city is used over the next 20 years. If you are on Craven Vale or Mile Oak allotment sites the recommendations in this recently-published report could impact you directly. This is also relevant for anyone interested in the way the city balances housing provision and green space.