Cohousing and Community Led Housing: presentation and discussion. 2.00pm Tuesday 15th October at The Garden Room, Farnham Museum, West Street. Free Event.
You are invited to join a group of people to talk about starting a cohousing or other community-led housing project in Farnham.
A number of people have expressed interest so we want to see if people can come together and share what they want to achieve with a view to starting a project. I know some are interested in cohousing – https://cohousing.org.uk/about/about -cohousing/
Others are interested in the provision of affordable housing along the lines that the group Homes for Hersham – https://www.homesforhersham.org/ – is working so if could be that we choose to start more than one project.
Here are pics of our show at the Festival. David brought Big Foot along to get people interested in Population Matters. In the tent we had boards displaying our two new initiatives: Farnham Climate Emergency and Homes for Farnham. It was a very busy day; this shows one of the few quiet moments so you can see the displays clearly. We also promoted the relaunch of our monthly Green Drinks at The Albion. We now have over 130 signatories to the Petition (we need a 1,000) and sufficient interest in Homes for Farnham to set up a pioneer group.
There are pdfs of the board displays on the Farnham Climate Emergency and Homes for Farnham webpages on this site. Each pdf presents a key website link to let you explore further and get better informed.
It is now clear that the world has less than 12 years to switch away from fossil fuels to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Reducing energy use and switching to clean energy will also increase energy security, improve air quality, minimise fuel poverty, boost the local economy and provide jobs and training.
It is proposed that Farnham Town Council declares a climate emergency and commits to going carbon neutral by 2030. This will help to raise the profile of this vital issue and secure external support and funding. It is also proposed that Farnham Town Council also signs up to the Covenant of Mayors to track our progress and link with towns around the world who are cutting emissions.
We, the undersigned, call on Farnham Town Council:
1. To declare a “Climate Emergency”. 2. Pledge to make Farnham carbon neutral by 2030. 3. Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible. 4. Sign up to the Covenant of Mayors. 5. Develop a detailed plan of action and report back in six months with an update on the actions being taken to address this emergency.
Please sign the petition if you are a resident of Farnham
Thursday 24th January at 1900 in the Council Chamber of GBC Millmead Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BE.
David comments on his talk “that in discussions of man-made climate change some commentators either make soothing noises to discount the effects of ever-rising global population or wave their hands in the air as if the problem is too hard or too politically sensitive to be faced. Others find this a cop-out”. David Hepper’s talk will look at ways of reducing our individual carbon footprints through various kinds of “green living”, before proposing acceptable national and international policies that can help to defuse the “population bomb”.
When Tom and his wife bought their house in Farnham in 1997, they wanted to see what could be done with a fairly standard 80s “box”. They have achieved significant reductions in carbon emissions and improved comfort too. Come and find out how they did it!