community action to reduce energy use
Streetbank shows you all the things and skills your neighbours are offering. It’s a giant garden shed, toolkit, fancy dress chest, book and DVD library and skills bank for your neighbourhood.
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Collective Energy Switching Scheme
A new initiative led by Tunbridge Wells, Dover, Dartford and Gravesham Borough Councils, will offer residents assistance to get a better deal and save money on their energy bills. The collective energy switching scheme will enable residents to group together to harness their buying power and negotiate lower energy tariffs on their behalf. The aim will be to encourage as many households as possible to take up the money saving opportunity,…Continue
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The new newspaper for, about and by the Transition movement.Transition Free Press
See the first edition here
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If you didn't see the recent BBC2series by Sarah Raven you can watch it again here
We encourage pollinating insects in both our town centre plot and community allotment with lots of flowers and by providing places where the insects can live and hibernate.
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Events and activites are planned across the country to highlight the climate issue. Details can be found at www.climateweek.com
Any ideas for Tunbridge Wells? A rally in the Victoria precinct, perhaps? Philip.
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Our Tunbridge Wells community allotments are due for renewal before April. Last year the gate was padlocked and two keys only were issued to us, with no others allowed. Therefore the term "community allotment" is no longer valid.
I have enquired about the possible availability of Southborough allotments for the community. Currently there is a waiting list of 15, but many plots remain uncultivated.
Southborough Town Council has agreed to contact us should any plots become…Continue
Added by Philip Clarkson Webb on January 12, 2012 at 12:16 — No Comments
We're organising an energy saving evening on 25 January at Langton Green.
We'll be giving advice on saving energy, how to reduce your bills and information on renewable energy installations.
Full details are available at http://ttwells.ning.com/events/energy-saving-evening.
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Next week sees our last chance to get an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions before it's too late. Sussex MP Greg Barker, the Minister for Climate Change, is going to Durban with Chris Huhne and needs our support for a binding agreement to keep emissions below a dangerous level. You can send a message via:
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Transition Network newsletter - November 2011
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Have your say by 23/12/2011 here
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I just wanted to tell you about a film I watched last week and found entertaining and enlightening at the same time! It's called the yes men, not to be confused with the yes man (starring jim carey). Rather than explain it's content here, I'd suggest looking it up and see if it appeals!
Coastal Oil and Gas Ltd, based in Mid Glamorgan, wants permission to drill an exploratory borehole at Woodnesborough in Kent to test coal and shale for gas. The company said it mainly wanted to extract methane from coal, but did not rule out shale extraction in future.
Fracking is the process of using high powered jets of liquid containing chemicals to break up…Continue
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The draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is set to overturn at a stroke 1,000 pages of planning law and 6,000 pages of planning guidance built up since 1947.
The NPPF came up for discussion with Greg Clark MP on the 16th and at the AGM of CPRE Tunbridge Wells on the 20th. The presumption in favour of sustainable development (para. 13) came up for widespread criticism and Greg pledged to define "sustainable" in the final draft.
The bigger question is: "How can a…Continue
Added by Philip Clarkson Webb on September 22, 2011 at 16:54 — No Comments
If you would like to pick free organic apples from a tree in Pembury phone 01892 822 964 or mobile 07718631912.
If you, or anyone you know, has a surplus of apples (preferably eating but cooking apples will be very acceptable) and would like to donate them to Pepenbury, please contact Mike Giles on 07973 379876 from the middle of September onwards. http://www.pepenbury.info/index.html
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