Monday’s meeting was the first we’ve had at The Barn for a while, and it was good to be back in that relaxing environment.
Tuesday was a busy day.
On Tuesday, representatives of Transition Towns Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming met the leader of Surrey County Council’s Climate Change Team. As a first meeting it was mostly a question of getting to know each other. But it was interesting to hear about Surrey’s challenging carbon-reduction targets to meet National Indicators 185 and 18, and there may well be things that Transition Towns can do to help with these.
Tuesday evening saw a meeting a the URC Hall, exploring the idea of a community play in Farnham.
There was unanimous support for the project.
A steering group has now been formed to take it forward.
Tuesday also saw the House of Commons vote on whether to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. This was a huge opportunity for them to demonstrate leadership in moving towards their own 80% reduction targets for 2050. But they voted 297 to 226 not to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. SHAME on them.
On Thursday we heard that Transition Town Farnham has been selected to be one of the towns that will roll out the Transition Together project.
Congratulations to Nicci Hewett on her successful application!!
Finally, tomorrow (October 24) sees quite simply, the single most widespread day of political action the planet has ever seen. It is organised by 350.org, and you can find out more here. And on Sunday do pop along to the One World exhibitions at St Andrews Church.
Next Monday’s meeting will be at St Thomas on the Bourne. We hope to see you there.
Have a great weekend!