Welcome back, to action!

Dear Transitioners

Welcome back!  We hope you had a good break over the summer, that you enjoyed the sunshine, and that your gardens survived despite the drought.  Now it’s back to some action, starting with …..

Transition Monmouth Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 6 September at 7.30pm.  We had hoped to take advantage of the last of the warm evenings but unfortunately Covid has intervened and we have reverted to a zoom for our meeting with Mark Hand, MCC Head of Placemaking, Regeneration, Highways and Flooding, to talk to us about the Local Development Plan and the various submissions that have been made for new housing, green spaces, flood mitigation etc – see https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/app/uploads/2022/03/Monmouth.pdf and

https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/app/uploads/2022/03/Candidate-Sites-for-Protection.pdf.  This is your opportunity to get answers to your questions and concerns on a wide range of planning / development issues.  Details:-

Time: Sep 6, 2022 07:30 PM London
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Meeting ID: 865 1432 2952
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ACE Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 13 September at 7pm at St Mary’s Church, Priory Street to finalise the action plan and discuss the need for a Sustainability Officer to help take forward these actions – all welcome!

Apple Pressing:  Sunday 18 September, 10.30 to 1.30 at St James’ Hall, Wyesham NP25 3JY – bring your apples and pears, and bring clean empty bottles to take away your very own lovely fresh juice.  Help will be at hand!  We will also have a plant sale

Dave Goulson:  22 September, 7.30 at the Savoy Theatre:  Saving Our Insects:  Tickets £10 from https://monmouth-savoy.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873634302

HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY TO TRANSITION MONMOUTH! – Monday 26 September.  We are very proud of the mature teenager that you have become and of all the great projects, hard work and dedication of the members

Apple Pressing:  Sunday 9 October, 10.30 to 1.30 at Rockfield Park Community Hall, Cornwallis Way, NP25 5DN to put the last of your produce to good use!

Transition Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 11 October at 7.30pm – details nearer the time

While we enjoyed a break from meetings over the summer, the work continued, seven days a week, at the Community Fridge where there was much excitement this week with a visit from the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, together with the Leader of the County Council and others.  Their interest, and in the problems we face, was much appreciated.  Benthyg too continued to operate every Friday and Monday, with a steady demand for camping and party equipment, and for the carpet cleaners and garden tools.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Vivien Mitchell