Monmouth Climate Emergency – come + join in the action!

Dear Transitioners

Monmouth Climate Emergency:  Community Consultation
Thursday 6 June, 7pm to 9pm at Bridges Community Centre

Following the declaration of a Climate Emergency by Monmouth Town Council last month, there is to be a consultation on:-

  • How the Council can achieve the goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 within its own activities
  • Inform, promote, support, encourage + resource the local community to implement actions to achieve this goal
  • Promote + campaign for action + legislation at all levels of government – locally, nationally + beyond – to achieve this goal

Much to do!  This is a great opportunity for us to participate, + hopefully to get others participating in the projects that we already have in hand.  Please come!  So that we have an idea of the numbers to expect perhaps you could email Dee Lovering at clerk@monmouth.gov.uk or phone 01600 715662.  The invitation has gone out to as many groups as we could think of – farmers, schools, WIs, churches etc but if there is a local group or person that you think might be interested, please pass on this information.  We want to attract as much local energy + expertise as possible!

Mobilising action on the Climate Emergency + the Biodiversity Emergency will clearly be our focus in the coming months.

In the interim, here’s some other stuff for your diaries:-

Grosmont Summer Market:  Saturday 8 June, 10 till 2 – loads of stalls – food, clothes, plants, Little Green Refills for household + toiletry products (bring your containers to get them refilled), flowers, etc etc

Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 11 June, 7.30 till 9pm at the Robin Hood – action on the Climate Emergency will be on the agenda but we also want to arrange Discussion Evenings + other events

Repair Café Clothes Mend:  Sunday 16 June, 10 till 1 at the Rockfield Community Centre, Cornwallis Way, Monmouth NP25 5DN – learn how to mend your clothes, patch + darn, crochet a scrubby – helpers + sewing machines on hand.  Queries or further details from plasticfreemonmouth@gmail.com

Facing Difficult Truths:  Adapting our Culture to the New Climate Reality:  Saturday 22 June, 2 till 5, at Horfield Quaker Meeting, 300 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8PD:  A Conversation + Exploration on survival, love + hope – a collaboration between the Green House think tank + the Climate Psychology Alliance – free of charge (donations welcome) but you must book through Eventbrite – further details at https://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org

Claypatch Woods Working (+ playing) Party:  Sunday 7 July, 10 till 12

And the Local Produce Markets:-
Usk – 1st + 3rd Saturdays – 10 till 1
Abergavenny – 4th Thursday – 9.30 to 2.30

We hope to see you soon!
Vivien Mitchell

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