Your opportunity to meet your candidates for the Senedd election on 6 May

This is likely to be the only opportunity you have to meet your candidates, ask them questions, and hear what they have to say.  The candidates are (in alphabetical order):

Ian Chandler – Green Party
Peter Fox – Conservative
Hugh Kocan – Plaid Cymru
Catrin Maby – Labour
Nicholas Ramsay – Independent
Jo Watkins – Lib Dem

The Hustings will be facilitated by Haydn Cullen-Jones, and he wants the questions that you want answers to.  Please email them to haydncj@hotmail.com by noon on Tuesday 27 April. 

Each candidate will make a brief opening statement.  Haydn will then work through the questions, rotating the opening speaker, finishing each question by returning to the questioner if present and then opening discussion to the floor.

We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a lively and interesting discussion.  Here are the details for this Zoom event:-

Climate Future Hustings

WhenTue Apr 27, 2021 7:30pm – 9pm United Kingdom Time
Wherehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82288273735?pwd=TitoRkdmZE04SEZoZmloUVFUL3BKZz09 (map)
Joining infoJoin with Google Meet
meet.google.com/rjv-cjws-uwf

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82288273735?pwd=TitoRkdmZE04SEZoZmloUVFUL3BKZz09

Meeting ID: 822 8827 3735
Passcode: 380407

Getting there

Dear Transitioners

We’re getting there!  After a long cold winter of lockdown, it looks like we will be able to meet again next month but in the meantime we have a couple of Zoom events.

Join us at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 13 April for a Members’ Meeting.  The idea is to have a bit of a catch up and get the latest on the Library of Things, Green Grow and Green Spaces, our participation in the Climate Future Festival, Plastic Free Monmouth and anything else you want to talk about.  If you are new to Zoom, about 15 minutes before the start of the meeting, try clicking on the link below and if you have a problem ring me on 01600 715065.  Details are:-

WhenTue Apr 13, 2021 7:30pm – 9pm United Kingdom Time
Wherehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89073164595?pwd=cTB1RFA3QlVmeEU3Q0hNSCtYYjJ3Zz09 (map)
Joining infoJoin with Google Meet
meet.google.com/snf-cdbc-xfj

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89073164595?pwd=cTB1RFA3QlVmeEU3Q0hNSCtYYjJ3Zz09

Meeting ID: 890 7316 4595
Passcode: 949107

Then on Tuesday 27 April we will hold our Climate Future Hustings for the Senedd election on 6 May.  At present the candidates are (in alphabetical order) Ian Chandler (Green Party), Peter Fox (Conservative), Hugh Kocan (Plaid Cymru), Nicholas Ramsay (Independent) and Jo Watkins (Lib Dem).  All have been invited and we hope they will all be able to attend.  Start thinking about the questions you would like to ask and send them to haydncj@hotmail.com in advance of the Hustings.  We will send out further details nearer the time.

And your views, please, on a couple of things:-

Viridor is preparing a bid to Monmouthshire County Council for a contract to operate the recycling centres across the county.  They would like to focus their attention on how they can support the local community and obtain a better understanding of the voluntary sector organisations and how they can be supported.  For example DIY Clubs that could repurpose wood, craft clubs that could use unwanted textiles etc.  We have asked for a Recycle Shop at Mitchel Troy, or preferably at a centre town location.  Please email Grant Cummings with your requests/needs – GCummings@viridor.co.uk

You might also like to express your views to the Welsh Government on their Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging consultation.  We all do our best to re-use, recycle, buy ethically, reduce waste etc but could the producers please help us on our way?  There is so much unnecessary packaging, much of it un-recyclable – so much waste, so much pollution, so much damage to wildlife.  Please respond to the Welsh Government at https://consult.defra.gov.uk/extended-producer-responsibility/extended-producer-responsibility-for-packaging/ – and you might like to also respond to their associated consultation on a Deposit Return Schemehttps://consult.defra.gov.uk/environment/consultation-on-introducing-a-drs/

More soon.  The sunshine and garden beckon before winter strikes again next week!

Vivien Mitchell