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Buying fresh fruit and veg in Viewpark has just become easier.

Burnhead’s community centre is now home to Viewpark’s first food co-op, which offers produce at affordable prices. The co-op has launched in response to consultation with local people and forms part of the Bee Healthy Project, funded by the Scottish Government. Bee Healthy brings a new approach to eating and exercise and is based on a successful French initiative, addressing the wider issues of healthy weight from a community point of view. Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, Councillor Jim McCabe officially opened the food co-op.

He said: “When the Bee Healthy Project was launched last year, I said that promoting healthy weight meant changing our environments and supporting healthy living using wide ranging levels of co-ordinated action. “It’s therefore a real pleasure to be part of the opening of this exciting new facility that is providing the people of Viewpark with high quality produce at reasonable prices in the heart of the community. “This new food co-op is testament to the hard work of local residents and the Bee Healthy development team.Joint working really does make a difference and the new service provides real support in our community to take up the daily recommended five portions of fruit and veg.”Sold out One of the driving forces behind the new food co-op is Andrew McCann the Bee Healthy Development Worker. Andrew said: “Local people were keen to have their own food co-op in their community. “It’s great that this is now up and running and I’m hoping that when word gets around it will prove very popular.

Last year at the project launch our fruit and veg stall sold out within hours on the first day and I’m sure demand for our food co-op will be great.“ The weekly co-op is run from the Burnhead Community Centre, and is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm, stocking fresh fruit and vegetables.


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