Momentum is gathering for StreetCube, but Bournemouth Council fail to see the wider benefits of a more sustainable ethos it seems. Their focus is on money.
StreetCube, the Sustainable Street Gastronomy project due to open in Boscombe this Springtime, is now facing delays due to lengthy Bournemouth Council policies.
Whilst planning has been approved, it seems that ‘Sustainability’ ranks lower than profit in Bournemouth, as Kelly Ansell, head of communities and enforcement explains:
‘resources must be considered alongside the desired outcome’.
Meanwhile, UNESCO support for the scheme means that the project could host The World Sustainable Gastronomy Day event in Bournemouth during the BEAF festival, where Raymond Blanc, head of the Sustainable Restaurant Association would be demonstrating sustainable food.
A spokesman at StreetCube explains:
‘Sustainable Street Gastronomy’ is not that complicated. We provide up-cycled shipping container kitchens, which can be placed anywhere ~ and passionate street food chefs demonstrate and sell amazing global street food. The ethos is to engage everyone in a more sustainable, seasonal and more tasty food system. Food that’s naturally produced in-line with the seasons, is better for our bodies, as it contains the naturally occurring nutrients we need to stave off illness, fight allergies and above all it tastes better’.
“We are seeking new locations all the time for StreetCube, and we welcome any invitations to bring our semi-permanent Street kitchen project to other towns and cities”
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