ACTION: Ken to look into cost of a digester, research what Islington Council do about food waste & invite someone from Wakefield place to speak at (a) pot luck?
ACTION: Andrea to research current food waste practices & what Twickenham Council are doing
ACTION: Dorothy Lambert (from TT Lewes) willing to come for a workshop on food energetics and fermenting. Mischa to follow up re dates and cost.
ACTION: Mischa to investigate film on Brighton wind farm and coordinate with Hastings Supports Refugees at Palace?
ACTION: Andrea to email list of films suggested by Linda on 1st Nov
ACTION: Sarah to look into Stade Hall for a swap shop
ACTION: Alison to find out when free GDPR courses are (New Data Protection rules)
Need to create new data protection policy? Andrea?
Trinity offering some free seeds
Garden Planning Session on 8th April ACTION: Karen to email group
ACTION: Chris and Alison to talk about water butt
ACTION: Alison to speak to Chris Dodwell
ACTION: Chris to order second butt
Sustainability week (Sept 22nd approx):
Hastings Pier have expressed interest in doing something following Chris R’s suggestion
Maybe a TTH solar charging workshop? Kate suggested targeted eg. Solar panels for sheds/allotments?
Community Energy Share Offer:
ESC have agreement from Brighton Energy Coop. People can invest now but the building is not yet signed off (TBA)
ACTION: Alex to give Richard contact of Imam in Bexhill Mosque
Nick still had no success in making contact. Karen applied for a regional coordinator role with Refill today and heard back from the programme manager. They have found someone for the role and he will put me in touch with them.
We decided we will still go out next Tuesday regardless of having sorted out the license etc.
ACTION: Karen to add Colin & Ursula to Refill list, and Colin to mailing list and Google Group
Colin told us about a new shop opening in Hastings called Nude Food – refill store YES – watch this space.
John fed back about the success of litter picks . Certain hotspots have been popular, 12 people on a recent one. Support from (Glenn Conway??) Council Officer
Colin offered to lend out his ‘beach clean box’ with gloves and sharps box etc
RAW FIT, local fitness group did a recent fitness session on the beach followed by a beach clean
£50k funding for food waste reduction still open – until May. Potential collaboration with Heart of Hastings in Ore Valley?
ACTION: Sarah to organize brain-storming session/meeting
Good turn out but needs to be more diverse – plug the Big Lunch
See Mischa actions above
‘Explore the Arch’ – does anyone have time for this?
ACTION: Alison to follow up on a possible collaboration with The Links Project
Landworkers Alliance Training
Karen and Chris attended. Very inspiring and motivational training day to encourage awareness in current agricultural policy and ‘food politics’ and what needs to change. Payments to (big only) landowners has previously come from the EU so policy is set to change. DEFRA have been consulting with LWA and have taken some points on – environmental but are still not proposing a fair system that allows easy ad affordable access for all to good, clean food. DEFRA have released a Command Paper which is open to consultation. LWA are encouraging people to join them as a supporter and comment on the Government’s proposal for Post Brexit Agricultural Policy
ACTION: Karen to write an article for HIP before 10th – In Our Hands is playing at Electric Palace
Street Party – Old Town Week
Lorna Crabbe has funding
Kate suggested collaboration with SHINE project – puppet in carnival parade and puppet making workshop – we wouldn’t have ,much control over it though
ACTION: Sarah arrange meeting with Lorna
Julian Howell to come and talk about co-housing project in Brighton followed by a workshop
Someone locally gave a talk on co-hosing – possibly an existing group here
ACTION: Sarah to find out from Rue De Pera who it was
All good – last one at Imperial really busy – even in the snow!
ACTION: ALL – promote GD for next Wed
3rd June – Start promoting with posters and flyers early – lets make it bigger and better than last year
ACTION: Sarah to add a ‘save the date’ to the website
ACTION: Karen to add to newsletter and FB
Chris Richards did a funding app for Building Stronger Communities but missed the deadline. Tanya from HVA said it may be extended due to low applications
Been rewarded a £2000 grant by the Foreshore Trust for an event at The Stade – need a coordinator to organize the event!
ACTION: Ursula to find someone to help her to organize with support from TTH
Kate planning an Eco Homes event. Mix of real and virtual home full and part retro-fitting measures. Need more homes!
ACTION: All – find some homes with even partial energy efficiency measures
Karen – ask Fiona about her friend
Sherry – Well-being Project ‘Scanning our Future’
How we talk about the future, future conversations. Includes Carbon Conversations, Community Conversations, psychological impact of climate change and uncertain futures etc
ACTION: Sherry to keep us updated
Quakers New Economy Event (postponed from 10th March) this Saturday (24th) 2pm.
Peter Bolwell worked very hard on application for Quakers funding and hasn’t been acknowledged!
ACTION: Sarah/Alison to send an official Thank you to him and Alex from the info@ TTH email address
ACTION: Karen to speak to Abby about Carbon Conversations Workshops
ACTION: Alison to find out how Co-Wheels are doing
ACTION: Richard to find out about mindfulness workshop?
Wed 18th April 7pm (NOT 7.15!) @ Rock House