Time – where art thou? – meeting on Tuesday

Dear Transitioners

Where has this last month gone?  Ah, yes – we’ve been having a load of fun! 

The Repair Café has resumed monthly events – next one this Sunday 10 April, Benthyg has opened its doors and is in the business of lending a raft of equipment each Friday – longer opening hours planned, we’ve had the inspirational teenager Poppy Stowell-Evans talk to us about her climate change campaigning – there was a good turnout from Monmouth Comprehensive School and the event was filmed by Dan Damon to be shown to a wider audience, and ACE Monmouth is now a fully constituted community group with a Monmouth Town Council Partnership Agreement.  There is much in the pipeline so please come to our meeting next Tuesday to share in the goings on:-

Members’ Meeting – Tuesday 12 April at 7.30pm by Zoom, to discuss our collaboration with ACE Monmouth, involvement in the Community Orchard, banners/feathers, and to take forward our planned events.  Here is your invite – the agenda and notes of our last meeting are below the signature line – please join us!

Topic: Transition Monmouth – April Meeting
Time: Apr 12, 2022 07:30 PM London
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Meeting ID: 844 6990 8550
Passcode: 424805

End Sewage Pollution Day of Protest:  Saturday 23 April – further details nearer the time on our Facebook page

ACE Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 26 April at 7.30pmto discuss how the group will move forward – events, website, relationship with other groups etc.  The officers elected at the AGM are Claudia Blair (Chair), Haydn Cullen-Jones (Secretary/Admin), Charles Emes (Treasurer) and Cherry Taylor (Marketing) – a great, experienced and talented team.  Please come and join in!

Hustings for the County Council elections:  Friday 29 April, 6.30 to 9pm at Bridges Community Centre.  Probably the only opportunity for you to hear all the candidates for the Monmouth wards in action.  After the event with Poppy Stowell-Evans there will surely be questions to which you want to know the answers.  If you have a question, please submit to Haydn Cullen-Jones – haydncj@hotmail.com

Rewilding – Fad or the Future:  Wednesday 11 May, 7pm at Monmouth Priory:  Speakers:  Our very own Cherry Taylor on The Future is Now, and Gary Yeomans on A Fad – based on his lifetime of farming experience;  his farm with a dairy goat herd is part of the Welsh Government whole farm management scheme

Repair Café:  Sunday 15 May, 2pm to 4pm at Rockfield Park Community Centre to get your stuff repaired

Farmers Event with Peter Fox AM on his Sustainable Farming Private Members Bill:  Thursday 19 May:  Peter Fox and other local farmers – to be confirmed

Orchard Pruning Event:  One Sunday in May to prune the stoned fruit trees and take a further look at other maintenance issues

Wye Valley River Festival:  Saturday 28 May is the big day in Monmouth though the Festival runs from Friday 27 May to Sunday 5 June – more details as they emerge

Beictown:  Sunday 26 June – more details nearer the time

Bee Festival:  Saturday/Sunday 2/3 July:  Open Gardens and more on the Saturday and a huge range of activities on Chippy and in the Nelson Garden on the Sunday.  It was brilliant last year and the plan is for an even better event in 2022

Wye July:  Sunday 10 July:  We will be joining Friends of the Lower Wye and will have a stand at their event on the green by Blestium Street car park

We look forward to seeing you all soon!