Havant FOE Newsletter - July 2024

Election 2024: Which party is best on Climate Change and Nature?

If you’re still wondering how to vote, check out this survey of the different manifestos by Greenpeace & Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth has a useful tool where you can search for data on your local area by constituency

See our main demands here on our election website

Southern Water Consultation – Recycling Effluent into Havant Thicket reservoir

Please respond to Southern Water’s consultation on recycling effluent into Havant Thicket reservoir.

This is a hugely expensive project with an enormous carbon footprint, and we believe Southern Water has not explored cheaper and more sustainable alternatives.

We also think people will refuse to drink recycled effluent and will turn to bottled water instead.

To voice your comments and objections as mentioned above, let Southern Water know what your concerns are

To find out more and respond to the consultation click here

Havant Library of Things

Why buy when you can borrow?

Havant Library of Things is a community resource for people living and working in and close to the borough of Havant. The aim is to lend out items that you only need occasionally at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

So many of the items we buy are only used for a short amount of time. What if you just borrowed these items when you needed them? Here are some great reasons for using a Library of Things.

  • Saves you money and time
  • Cuts down on stuff you have to store.
  • Enables you to “try before you buy”
  • Makes better use of the stuff already in the world
  • Supports the local community
  • Helps reduce resource consumption

Havant Library of Things don’t want the cost to be a barrier for borrowing items, so have a suggested donation policy. This is the price associated with each item in the catalogue and is the cost of borrowing it for a week.

It’s based on how much the item costs to buy new, and it helps them with running costs including insurance, software and premises costs.

If this price is not right for you – for example because you are only using the item briefly, or because you cannot afford the full cost please only pay a donation that works for you.

Havant Library of Things is situated at Havant Railway station, and is open on Mondays from 2pm to 4pm and Thursdays from 10am – 12pm

Find out more here

Havant Repair Café

The repair cafe takes place from 10am to 1pm on the first Saturday of the month.

It will be held in St. Faiths Church Hall in The Pallant Centre, in Havant.

The next repair cafe will be held on the 6th July.

You’ll find a team of talented volunteers offering their time to help repair a variety of items from household toasters to torn hems.

Click here to find out more

Hampshire Climate Action Network

The next meeting is on Saturday 6th July 2024 at 10.00am for networking, 10.20am business.

We will end at 12.30pm followed by lunch (bring something to share)


Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
SO42 7RY

The train station is 4 minute walk away, with direct services to Southampton.

Join us via zoom

If you can’t join us in person, please email [email protected] for a link to join in.

Southampton Climate Action Network Action Film

SCAN campaigners have produced a great 15 minute film called Local is the New Global, which takes a look at ideas like Doughnut Economics & Community Wealth Building.

We need an economy which works within planetary boundaries and this short film offers some of the answers.

Watch the film here

Havant Climate Alliance Meeting

We have several of our members that have been elected as councillors, which gives us a great opportunity over the next few months to have our say on the climate action plan, and other priorities.

However, the pressure of Council meetings means that we are having more trouble finding meeting slots, and we really need more people to get involved.

So, we are experimenting with meetings at different times of day, although we will still have evening open meetings.

Our next meeting is at 9.30pm on Monday 15th July via Zoom. It would be great if more supporters would join us.

please contact us via [email protected] if you’d like the link.