In recent years the Tang Hall Community Centre, at the junction of Fifth Avenue and Melrosegate, has undertaken a series of diverse initiatives in and around food. This session outlines what has happened, the thinking behind those events and enterprises, and what the benefits have been for local people. It is a good news story though assisted by some Big Local funding, also contains ideas that other communities may wish to copy or adapt within their neighbourhoods.
Four speakers will be interviewed by the chair of Edible York – Ruth Jennaway:
Anna Hunter – Tang Hall Big Local Project Lead
Stephen Collins – The Tang Hall Community Centre Manager
Joe Fennerty – Food Circle
Louise Cantlay – Edible York’s Abundance Co-ordinator
Covid restrictions have severely reduced the community centre’s activity programme, but two food initiatives have managed to continue and adapt to serve local people. Whilst they have very different aims and objectives, the centre has shown that basing them on the same community site has created mutual benefits.