Local Food Economy

City centre and high streets economic recovery culture and events programme

By Ramona Andrews

Bristol City Council’s culture and events programme is packed with free events and activities throughout the spring and summer of this year.

In addition to attracting people to to the city centre, this year’s activities will also take place across the following nine priority high streets:

  • Brislington Hill and Bristol Hill
  • Church Road
  • East Street Bedminster
  • Filton Avenue
  • Filwood Broadway
  • Shirehampton High Street
  • Stapleton Road
  • Stockwood
  • Two Mile Hill

It is hoped that an increase in the number of people visiting and using these places will lead to an overall increase in footfall and remind people of the breadth and diversity of Bristol’s independent businesses.

Activities will be specific to each of the nine priority high streets. Examples include markets, community events, family fun days, and public art installations.

Better Sundays Broadmead market (March 2023) and St Nick’s Night Market (April 2023) return, along with Brislington Community Market, and new markets in East Street and Stockwood. Better Sundays at Broadmead builds on Bristol’s Gold Sustainable Food City status and Bristol Eating Better Award, a free award for food businesses that sell healthier food options and promote sustainability.

Details of all events will be added onto the City Centre and High Streets Culture and Events page of the Bristol City Council website once they are confirmed.

Read more on this blog about the Bristol Eating Better Award, a free award scheme for food businesses that sell healthier food options and promote sustainability. Find out more about what the award is and how you can apply. Strong local food economies are closely connected with thriving, resilient cities, and building rich and diverse food communities across the city. Find out more about why the Local Food Economy matters.

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