Siop y Bobl, the reason for my absence
May 13, 2012 § 4 Comments
As you may have noticed, inspiring cardiff has been rather short on posts in the last few months. That, in blogging terms, is sacrilege, a big no-no. For this, I hang my head in shame. However, there has been a good reason for this.
Since October last year I have been working with a group of very talented and committed people to set up Cardiff’s first community-owned food store: Siop y Bobl. Our aim is to create a commercially and environmentally sustainable business, owned and run by its community. We believe that local Welsh producers and manufacturers deserve a better profile and we are committed to growing the market for local food and aim to play an active part in local food networks that include growers, farmers and producers for whom a key issue is the lack of retail outlets for their product.
The first phase is now complete. We have done all our sums and agreed where the boundaries lie. We are a registered business and we have a Board of Directors. The next phase is securing our premises, raising capital and confirming our product lines. It has been quite a journey so far, we’ve learnt a heck of a lot, but now the fun really starts…and we need your help.
So, forgive me for neglecting this blog but I hope you’ll agree it’s been for a good cause. One thing is for sure, I won’t run out of material – this city is full of amazing, inspiring folk.