Water butt money from Quakers is in! Action-Chris to thank.
Constitution, membership & data protection- Action- Sarah & Alison to sort meeting date
Andrea/Alison to look into risk assessment & Induction- Action- meeting Sunday 25th at 6pm to continue? more “Transition Town Hastings meeting 19/2/18”
Energy group meeting ~ 8th February 2018
Building stronger communities
Sarah talked about Sustainability week initially being a smaller weekend event – a Saturday or Open house activities and a Sunday on the Stade Open Space – dates to be confirmed.
Building Stronger Communities is encouraging applications in Hastings for £1,500 fund for orgs with income below £50,000. Last meeting the group come up with ideas. Deadline is early March. more “Energy group minutes – February 2018”
REVIEW OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Constitution – to be reviewed and signed off
• ACTION for Sarah & Alison – review status of group & constitution working
Membership – to be discussed in a separate meeting more “TTH CORE GROUP MEETING – 17 Jan 2018”
Transition Town Hastings
Approval of last minutes/Matters arising.
Old bathing pool- ken?
Cycling route- Laurie?
West Street Celebrations- TTH Swap shop made- £51.60
Complete signed Constitution- Action-Is there anything to do on this?
Membership – Sarah trialing an option on ESC website
Garden– New bench, Waiting to see about 2nd water butt- don’t know until end of next week- Action Chris to find out.
Plan separate meeting for gardeners to look at buying tools and what to plant in future. Action- Alison to ask for dates/doodle poll in Jan & set up quarterly garden meet at end of a session?
Action- Alison contact Natalie again
Karen can’t lead on garden on 9th Dec- Action- Chris volunteered to do. Thank you Chris!
Energy– free workshops- Scrappy Dog Draught Excluder, Making your own solar panel & Charger- Ore Community Centre & Broomgrove Community Centre. Running training modules look on Energise Sussex Website.
Action- Karen to promote them all more.
Sarah said if there are ideas for other workshops- let ESC know.
Energy clinic in Ore -Sat 9th Dec- Action- Karen is working there
Green Party Food Waste- see leaflet- Action- Chris to send us Peter Chowney’s correspondence.
Grow wild- sarah’s email?
Action- Sherry, Mischa, Richard etc to meet re creating a Wellbeing Hub at Silchester Rd. Funding from Mind?
Newsletter – someone to take over January newsletter while Karen away? Action- Sarah and/or Chris to do
Thought café, Nov 24th, The Beacon- update/next one?
Mischa- Film nights, Pot Luck, Talks, food workshop around Mischa’s Table by Daphne Lambert (Green Cuisine Trust).
Mischa- ‘We the Uncivilised’ & A wind farm on boat film to look into?
Next -Christmas Green Drinks- 21st Dec- at Beacon- Action- Karen to promote? Get poster design from Scott G?
Swap Shop- next one?
Pot-luck in New year- Action- Alison to check with st Johns Feb 2nd?
Healthy Culture Workshops
Community spaces- Mischa enquired?
Central Hall (Blind Centre)
Action- Chris to ask re Concordia Hall prices
Mosaic- anyone want to do another funding app- Andrea?
Student Volunteering (Sussex Coast College)- filling roles, publicity etc. Students due to do placements next year March, April & June but will need Employer’s Liability, risk assessments, policies, inductions etc- to e want this level of responsibility and complication? We all agreed- no!
Podcasts – can anyone send relevant ones to Karen to use in newsletter etc
When- Weds 17th Jan
Who is chairing?
Who is taking minutes?
Action- Sarah to book please.
– New suggestions (from Linda):
We the Uncivilised (suggested by Karen) – showing in Lewes at “The Depot” on Wed 29th Nov at 20h – could somebody go and check whether it is worth bringing to Hastings
Issue of cost of movie rental, but this could be covered by donations or a small ticket (e.g. £3 per person)
As a side suggestion – Karen suggests sending a podcast with each newsletter, invited everyone to send through interesting podcasts
ACTION: Linda to follow up and check cost of screening for her suggested titles
UPDATE ON QUAKERS MEETING (Sherry)
OLD BATHING GROUND AREA (Update from Ken)
FOOD WASTE CAMPAIGN (Update from Chris)
ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Complete signed constitution
ACTION: Sarah and Chris to finalise
Clarification of roles –Co-Chairs, Co Secretaries to meet separately to clarify division of roles
Monthly meetings: first Monday of the month, postponed by a week if it falls on a Bank Holiday. Next meeting on Monday 4th December
ACTION: Sarah to book meeting room for next meeting
MEETING WITH NEW STATION MANAGER (Alison) – see Appendix I
SECOND WATER BUTT
“DONATION PILE” at the garden (suggestion by Linda)
SIGN-UP SHEET for “Leaders” at the garden sessions
ACTION: Sarah to review dates for fortnightly sessions and update sign-up sheet
ENERGY GROUP MEETING on 9th NOVEMBER
ACTION: Green Drinks: Karen to arrange with Scott and Anna (possibly again in Ore?)
ACTION: Karen to put together next issue of newsletter
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT HASTINGS
ACTION Update from Laurie to be put on the agenda for next month
Chris connected with someone from Wave Energy – talked about wave machine on pier.
Possibility of a feasibility study for a scheme across Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. Approx cost of study is £10,000. Chris going to look into it more – connect with Richard and ESC! Think Chris will be attending the next Energy group meeting.
ACTION: Karen – add Chris to mailing list (DONE)
Karen explained the project we had in mind, starting with survey to assess the current situation with local food takeaway businesses
Possibility of affinity scheme to get a discount from eco packing companies with a mass order
Problems we came across were needing more people and support but also, what would happen to the packaging when disposed of? Compostable materials cannot go in landfill waste or recycling.
This lead to a discussion about food waste collection in Hastings and the petition to ESCC by the Green Party.
Should TTH partner with GP to help push this forward before pursuing the packaging project?
ACTION: Chris to send Karen info from Judy Scott (GP Secretary) about food waste petition and Karen to mail out to members
Ken mentioned the new sports complex proposed for Filsham Valley area – could this be a good place for an anaerobic digester?
ESCC contract with Kier has come to an end – good opportunity to push for alternative waste disposal?
Janice: unsure about what should happen to all the recycling – not always clear. Info from Veolia trip would be useful – FORGOT TO MENTION THERE IS SOME INFO ON THE TTH WEBSITE!
ACTION: Sherry to send info to core group
Ken – Ore CLT & Heart of Hastings CLT, Old Power Station Site in Ore Valley. Bill Dunster (eco housing guy) involved
Feasibility study to connect greenway from hastings station to Ore Valley (is this correct I can’t read Chris’ writing!?)
Old bathing pool site (west St Leonards) up for sale – perfect for a CLT – do we know anyone in that area? Encourage community in that area to set up a CLT. HBC have £200,000 sitting in the bank to be spent on CLT’s – already given money to HoH CLT and Ore CLT
ACTION: Karen speak to Mat and Tom and contact HBC to ask for an info pack on the site and send to Ken.
Discussion about Eco Pods for the homeless. Empty properties in Hastings
Sherry: Well-Being event this weekend. Looking for case studies of people being brought together in a positive way – HSR picnic? Felicity?
Summary of Actions
CHRIS P: send Karen info from Judy Scott about food waste campaign
KAREN: add Chris R to mailing list (done), mail out food waste petition info to members of this meeting & a Mailchimp to gather support, send out Hastings Debates promo to mailing list, speak to Mat & Tom about bathing pool site and contact HBC to request info pack
FELICITY: email Hastings Debates poster to Karen
SHERRY: send info about Quakers event to core team
Next Meeting tbc.
TTH Meeting July 26th 2017