• Events

    We hold regular events throughout the year and are busy planning 2 events to be held in September and November 2018.


    IFAN Conference 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018, Chester

    10am to 5pm

    Through a series of workshops, IFAN's 2018 conference will focus on the development of good food projects, rethinking referral systems and different approaches to move forward from "food banking".

    IFAN will run the Rethinking Referral Systems workshop as well as a session on Any Food or Good Food? And from Scotland, we will welcome Nourish Scotland to discuss their work on Dignity in Practice as well as A Menu for Change to elaborate on their project which prioritizes access to income over food parcels.


  • Chester Travel and Accommodation Details:

    Getting to Hoole All Saints Church, 2, Vicarage Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3HZ:

    By train:

    Chester is around 2 hours from London, and on the main lines from Liverpool, Manchester & Cardiff. There are also regular trains from Crewe linking to major routes to and from Scotland. You can find more train details here.

    The train station is on City Road, Chester CH1 3NS.

    Taxi from the station:

    Chester station has a 24-hour taxi rank. Chester's 2 main taxi companies are Abbey Taxi (01244-318-318) or Kingkab (01244-343434). The venue is a 5-minute drive away from the station costing approximately £4.

    We will be organising a shared taxi scheme - please email if you'd be interested/your train arrival time to ifan.uk@gmail.com

    Walking from the station:

    The venue is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the train station. Turn right out of the train station, keeping the station on your right, past the taxi rank - up ahead of you past a car park you will see some steps up to a bridge, take the steps and turn right at the top. This is the main Hoole Road towards the church. Stay on the road for around 10 minutes past a petrol station, shops, B&Bs and Vicarage Road/the Church will be on your right. You can find a map here.

    Bus from the station:

    The no 53 operates from Lightfoot Street to Hoole Road but the travel time is the same as walking directly.

    By car:

    Hoole All Saints Church is just 5 minutes from the M53/A55 on Chester's main ring road. Come off at Junction 12 at the end of the M53 where it meets the A55. Follow signs for Chester City Centre. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit towards Chester City and on to Hoole Road. Follow this for 1/2 a mile past a park until you see a church ahead of you on the left-hand side. Turn left on to Vicarage Road. The small church car park is on the left, and you can park anywhere on Vicarage Road.

    By coach to Chester Interchange:

    From London - The National Express coach takes roughly 6 hours.

    From Liverpool - The National Express or Easybus coach takes roughly 45 minutes.

    From Birmingham - The National Express or Megabus coach takes roughly 2 hours.

    By bus from the Chester Interchange:

    At the Chester Interchange take the 53 bus towards Plas Newton and get off the bus at the first stop on Plas Newton Lane. Walk back to Hoole Road, take a left and the church is the next road on your right.



    Chester has a wide range of accommodation options.

    Some of the most reasonable accommodation can be found at AirBnB www.airbnb.com

    There are also lots of B&Bs close to the venue, a few are listed here:

    Glen Garth B&B - just across the road from the venue - http://www.glengarthguesthouse.co.uk/




    You will find further options on the internet with the search term: 'B&Bs Hoole Road Chester'.



    Previous IFAN Events:

    Share, Learn & Connect - Southampton, February 2017

    Resilience workshop - Manchester, February 2017

    An audience with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger - London, November 2017

    The Value of Stories & AGM - Stockport, February 2018

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