Yes, apologies for another one!

Dear Transitioners

This is just a quick update on dates for your diary.

Plastic Free Monmouth:  Tuesday 26 June, 7.30 at the Robin Hood – note change of date:  Please come + get involved.  This is a campaign in which everyone can ‘do their bit’, be it changing the way you do things at home or where you work, or at the school, church or community group that you are involved with.  We have loads of ideas + information, + plans for the summer months.

It’s fun + it’s exciting – promise! – especially as it’s part of a wider campaign with groups similar to ours in Chepstow, Abergavenny + Usk, + with enthusiastic backing from MCC who unanimously voted this week to proceed with achieving Plastic Free County status for Monmouthshire.

Summer Play Scheme Lunches:  Tuesday 26 June, 7.30 at Ty Price (yes, sorry, it’s at the same time as the Plastic Free meeting):  Working with the Ty Price Community Centre, the churches, WI, Rotary Community Champions + others, we are set to provide around 50 packed lunches for children attending the Summer Play Scheme at Overmonnow Primary School – but we need volunteers to prepare the lunches – every weekday morning for four weeks starting Monday 30 July.  Please contact mail@transitionmonmouth.org if you can help – even a couple of mornings would be great + much appreciated.  We are also short of around £750 to fund the 1,000 lunch packs so all contributions welcome!  Thank you.

Carbon Consciousness + Carbon Saving:  Tuesday 10 July, 7.30 at the Robin Hood:  A discussion evening led by Martin Burgess from Aberystwyth University:  Time to sit back from the daily hectic round of activity + ponder on why we are doing this, what we want to achiever, how do we go about it.  If you would like to participate in a Focus Group discussion at 3.30 that day (£25 honorarium to participants), please contact vivienmitchell@yahoo.co.uk

MCC Climate Change Champions:  Wednesday 11 July, 7pm at Ty Price.  This group has met quarterly for over 10 years + includes representatives from around the county.  Plastic Free will undoubtedly be on the agenda.  Contact vivienmitchell@yahoo.co.uk for further details

Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 17 July, 7.30 to 8.30 at the Robin Hood for updates on our various projects – Food Sense, Plastic Free Monmouth, flood prevention, Nature Isn’t Neat, plans for the autumn + beyond – then time to talk about whatever is on your mind.  Come + chat!

iNeed Hope Festival:  Saturday 21 July, 1pm – 7pm on Vauxhall Fields – see their Facebook page for all the fun.  We will have our Beans Stall there + our Plastic Free Monmouth display.  Contact anneggleton@waitrose.com if you can help, even for an hour or two

And the Local Produce Markets:-

Abergavenny – Thursday 28 June – 9.30 to 2.30
Usk – Saturday 7 July – 10 till 1
Grosmont – Saturday 14 July – 10 till 2 – see the Grosmont Market Facebook page

Ann Eggleton, Chair
Bryan Miller, Deputy Chair

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