Havant FOE Newsletter – July 2022

Do join us on 13th July to hear about climate priorities for Havant and to share your ideas. Join Jane Devlin, who’s the Climate Change officer for Havant Borough Council and has recently drawn up the Havant Climate Action Plan, which will be implemented by the new Climate Change & Environment Panel for Havant.


You can get some good ideas of what other councils have done from this resource. FOE and Ashden have been collecting case studies of councils around the country taking effective action. There are some ideas in this pack https://takeclimateaction.uk/resources/councils-tackling-climate-chaos
Plans for the Havant Borough Big Green Week are coming on well and include Eco fairs in Havant Park and the Pallant on 24th September. We’d welcome more events and offers of help. Contact [email protected]

And see the Havant Climate Alliance website for more information including ideas, resources and the events organised so far: Havantclimatealliance.com

Do take time to respond to the consultation about transferring recycled water to Havant Thicket Reservoir. This has already started and there a number of public events and webinars being organised including The Meridian Centre 16/7 10-4.

See https://hampshirewtwrp.commonplace.is/

Southampton City Council has a Big Green Event with lots of activities on 30th July https://southernsustainability.co.uk/11758-2/
There’s an Eco-fair in Petersfield on Sunday 17th July which sounds interesting.
Friends of the Earth are very concerned about the new Human Rights Act and threats to legitimate protest and ran a recent webinar on Challenging the attacks on the Human Rights Act and protest rights. You can view it here https://vimeo.com/725972028

They have also produced a range of materials:

West Cumbria Mining is trying to build the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years – a project that would undermine the UK’s chances of meeting its climate targets.A decision on this is likely in the next few days so please add your name to FOE’s petition:  https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/petition/stop-plans-coal-mine-cumbria
Don’t forget that Havant Climate Alliance meets on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month via Zoom at 7pm.

Email [email protected] if you’d like the link.

Do think about joining us – there’s lots to do! At our next meeting on 20th July, we’ll be discussing the Reservoir consultation, among other things.

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