Constable Community Allotment, Sat 21 May 2022

On Sat 21 May we will be having a Permablitz on Constable Community Allotment, from 11 am onwards.  Please note the date has been changed from 14 to 21 May.

After a period of limited activity on the allotment related to covid restrictions, the site is in need of some TLC. There is lots to do to, both in the community growing area and in the mini-orchard on the main field. Everybody is invited to come and help us, and we hope to see some new faces amongst the familiar ones. We’ve missed having lots of people coming on to the site and we hope lots of you will take advantage of the benefits of the fresh air and exercise on offer. Just what the Doctor ordered!  Please bring a packed lunch and we will provide hot drinks.

We are also planning to restart our veg box scheme, where people agree to donate £7 a week to the upkeep of the allotment during the season, and we will thank you by providing a weekly veg box containing our lovely organically-grown produce.

Volunteers are always welcome to join our regular sessions on the allotment which at the moment are Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10.30 am until around 2.00 pm. These sessions are also an opportunity to see permaculture in action and learn about permaculture in practice.

Any questions please give me a ring!

Lausanne Tranter

Project Manager, Constable Community Allotment; Permaculture Ambassador for the Hull Area; Co-ordinator, Transition & Permaculture Hull

07816 141169

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Transition Network event: Together We Can 11 – 21 May 2022

Together We Can is a ten-day online summit to celebrate and super-charge the power of community-led change. It includes 25+ sessions carefully crafted to nurture, build & inspire you & your Transition group and offers the chance to connect, replenish and recharge your activism.  There will be talks, interactive workshops and speakers on a breadth of issues from vertical growing to healing trauma, imaginative resistance to doughnut economics, rewilding to creating a thriving social economy.

Who’s it for?
Together We Can is designed with and for UK-based Transition Groups by Transition Together, which supports the movement across Britain to develop and grow.  The Summit is free, online and open to all involved in Transition groups and interested in our approach to community-led change.

Participants don’t need to attend all sessions – check out the varied programme here:

How can people join in? 

It is not necessary to attend the whole summit, but signing up for a Summit ticket gives you access to everything on offer and avoids having to sign up for each individual session. With a Summit ticket, you’ll also get regular updates about new sessions and speakers, and be invited to join Vive, an new online space for Transitioners to connect, share and work together. A bit like an online hive!

The Summit is free, though you can donate if you find value in the programme, and any funds raised will help us make our work more inclusive. Book a ticket here:

The Summit is open to all, so there’s no problem sharing it on your group facebook or twitter or with your wider mailing list.

Key links: 

Summit webpage:



On Twitter: @TransitionTog hashtags #TogetherWeCan and #NurtureBuildInspire

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International week of action for the recognition of ecocide


More info at

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Yorkshire Circular Economy Festival

The Yorkshire Circular Economy Festival will take place from 15 March until 19 March 2022, online and free.

The festival is organised by the Centre for Facilitation on behalf of the Yorkshire Circular Lab with the aim of helping civic and voluntary initiatives that are already part of a circular economy in Yorkshire, from libraries of stuff to food banks, repair cafes, clothes upcycling and much more. More than 400 of such initiatives have been identified in Yorkshire so far.

Register for the Yorkshire Circular Economy Festival via Eventbrite. You are welcome to register even if you can only make a part of the event.


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Hull Butterfly City – Feb 2022

Join Hull Butterfly City’s Plant Share and Seed Swap 

Hull Butterfly City aims to plant Buckthorn saplings across the city, which will attract female Brimstone butterflies from as far as two miles. As the only requirement for the Brimstone is Buckthorn, this makes it an ideal urban butterfly, and the idea is to establish a population of Brimstone butterflies in the city.

A couple of events were planned for February, but the first was on the 20th and had to be scaled down owing to the weather. The main event will now be

Saturday 26th February 12 noon til 2.00pm at Constable Street Community Allotment, Constable Street, Hull HU3 3DF

To encourage people to grow butterfly and insect friendly plants,  there will be FREE Buckthorn saplings for people to take home and grow, and to plant out on the community site.

There are loads of plants and seeds left over from earlier, scaled-back event, so please come along and see what there is, take any away with you, and bring some seeds to swap if you have any.  There will be a range of house plants, shrubs and seeds so come along even if you don’t have anything to share, we would love to help you to get growing!

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Hull Food Partnership Jan 2022 Newsletter

Here is a link to the latest  Newsletter from Hull Food Partnership, packed with information e.g tips about growing food, activities and events both local and online, consultations and campaigns, offers, rescources and funding opportunities.

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Pickering Wassail Sun 9 Jan 2022

Pickering Road Community Orchard will be holding its annual Wassail event on Sun 9 Jan 2022, starting prompt at 12 midday.  The venue is  Pickering Road Community Orchard, Cranberry Way, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AQ

More info about the orchard at, which has this bit of info about wassailing:

‘Wassailing’ is a ritual held around the 12th night, an ancient custom of visiting orchards, reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. The word wassail comes from the Anglo-Saxon greeting Wæs þu hæl, meaning “be thou hale”—i.e., “be in good health”. The Lambswool (mulled cider) is given to the roots of the trees and pieces of toast dipped in cider are stuck on branches for the Robins, who are the guardians of the orchard.

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Job Vacancy at Hull Food Partnership

Hull Food Partnership is seeking an enthusiastic new member of staff to work on our Veg Cities campaign in 2022. Applicants should be experienced in community engagement with people of all ages and not afraid to get your hands dirty, helping develop a network of community veg growing and food sharing projects across Hull.

Position: Veg Cities Community Campaign Officer
Hours: 15 hours per week (0.4 FTE / 2 days per week)
Salary: £11,200 pa (0.4 FTE)
Annual Leave: 8 days pa (0.4 FTE)
Position Type: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Closing Date: Sunday 16th January 2022
Interviews: Friday 28th January 2022
Start Date: February 2022

Details on how to apply, plus the Job Description and Person Specification are at

Job Vacancy – Veg Cities Community Campaign Officer – Hull Food Partnership

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Fossil Free East Yorkshire Newsletter

The link to the latest newsletter from Fossil Free East Yorkshire has items on

  • Divestment campaign for the East Riding Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies
  • West Newton drill site, where Rathlin has announced a new application for more wells
  • The need to raise money to fight both the new application and any appeal Rathlin make in respect of the earlier application.

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Wildlife in your community, Wed 1 Dec 2021

Wildlife in your community : Online, Wed 1 Dec, 10 am to 11 am

On Wednesday 1st December at 10.00am the Neighbourhood Network will be hosting the popular Wildlife in your community session with resident expert Andrew Gibson from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

If you have any wildlife questions you would like answering you can submit them before the session begins. Please email them to Feel free to submit images to support your questions if required, maybe you have a problematic pond or perfect piece of grassland that’s ripe for nature, these will help Andrew get a better understanding of the situation.

To book your place, please email or call 01482 826061. They will then forward a session access link to you the day before the session begins. All sessions are hosted on Zoom.

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