Your invitation to Green Drinks with Transition Farnham
Tuesday, 21st April, 7.30 pm, The Albion, Hale Rd
This is to remind you that the next Transition Farnham Green Drinks will be at The Albion, 2 Hale Road, from 7.30pm, next Tuesday. Mike is still waiting for a chef, but seems he’s happy for anyone who needs to eat bringing in a pizza. As usual he’s reserving us a large table.
TTF Energy Group: this is a new initiative led by Tom. The aim of the group is to model an energy descent plan as a reference for the Town Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan. The initial exploratory scoping meeting of the Energy Group was held last Tuesday. We look forward to hearing from Tom what this meeting achieved. There is a post at https://transitionfarnham.wordpress.com/noticeboard/ where you can access supporting web links.
New initiative: Farnham Eco-cinema. This looks feasible, so far, and I will give an update on the stakeholders interested in the project, a proposed venue, funding resources and technical support. Our inspiration is the Transition Chichester Eco-cinema, see http://www.transitionchichester.org/?q=node/347 Developing the theme of community-university collaboration, our next step will be exploring a concept definition of eco-cinema appropriate for this context. If you are interested in this initiative, please comment on the website where you will find this email posted. Continue reading
Would you like to play a part in guiding Farnham towards a low-carbon future?
Transition Farnham is setting up an Energy Group to look at how we can encourage best-practice in heating, lighting, transport and other technologies that affect Farnham. We may start with an Energy Descent Plan but the scope of our project is as yet undecided.
If you have knowledge or experience of insulation standards, heating, lighting, power generation, green tech, the local government planning system, or anything else that’s relevant, come and join us.
Initial meeting: 19:30 on Tuesday, 14 April at 12 Three Stiles Road, Farnham, GU9 7DE
Is there scope for an eco-cinema in Farnham?
On a recent visit to Chichester I visited the pop-up Transition Cafe, which operates on Mondays at the Whipped and Baked Cafe when the owners are having their day-off. The Transition Cafe is staffed by volunteers in shifts during the day and the trade takings are given to the owners in exchange for the social space provided. Cool!
Chichester also have a successful eco-cinema project. See http://www.transitionchichester.org/?q=node/391
Would such a project to show films of a similar kind find an audience in Farnham? Would it work best from a fixed centre or, would a mobile pop-up cinema reach more people? Chichester have a good stock of films which they are prepared to let us access. If an eco-cinema is feasible in Farnham because there are the assets and resources to make it work and the business model is to hand in Transition Chichester’s experience, then why not give it a go!
Comments, please. In general, would there be support for this initiative? Would there be volunteers interested in being involved?
“EVERYMAN’S EDEN”The founding of the Eden Project
an illustrated lecture by JONATHAN BALL, co-founder
Friday 27 March 2015 at 8pm, £7
at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Box Office 01252 745444, firstname.lastname@example.org
A talk organised by The Farnham Building Preservation Trust.
What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Bin it? No way! Farnham is starting a Repair Café at the URC hall in South Street to fix things and help residents to love their stuff for longer.
So far there is only a Facebook page but please take a look anyway.
Transition Town Farnham now meets at The Albion pub to discuss whatever is new in sustainability. The pub is at the corner of Guildford Road and Hale Road, Farnham. They do remarkably good food. Come by bicycle for the best reception but there’s plenty of parking, too. Join us at any time from 19:30 on the third Tuesday of each month.
There are usually around five of us; sometimes more, occasionally fewer. A lively evening is almost guaranteed.