Regis­ter of food and drink pro­duc­ers mooted

Cynon Valley - - NEWS -

PLANS to cre­ate a regis­ter of all Rhondda Cynon Taff food and drink pro­duc­ers have been put for­ward in a bid to en­cour­age peo­ple to buy more lo­cal pro­duce.

A no­tice of mo­tion has been sub­mit­ted by the Plaid Cymru group for con­sid­er­a­tion by full coun­cil this Wed­nes­day.

The mo­tion says that: “We should all play our part in sup­port­ing our lo­cal econ­omy and SMEs (small and medium-sized en­ter­prises) who make up the ma­jor­ity of it.

“In an ef­fort to bet­ter sup­port our lo­cal food pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies, this coun­cil will cre­ate a food pro­duce regis­ter.

“The regis­ter will list all lo­cal food and drink pro­duc­ers in the county bor­ough of Rhondda Cynon Taf with the aim of en­cour­ag­ing and pro­mot­ing an in­crease in the mar­ket­ing and con­sump­tion of lo­cal pro­duce, thereby sup­port­ing the lo­cal econ­omy.”

If the mo­tion is ac­cepted by coun­cil, the is­sue would then be re­ferred to the fi­nance and per­for­mance com­mit­tee so the regis­ter can be to set up.

The full coun­cil meet­ing starts at The Pav­il­ions, Cam­brian Park in Cly­dach Vale at 5pm. on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24.

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