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10 Years of Transition & Permaculture Hull

It’s 10 years this month since we became an official Transition Initiative and we have been active ever since, hoping to raise awareness of environmental challenges and possible solutions. Some of us are getting together to  celebrate the 10th anniversary of Transition & Permaculture Hull by having a meal together on Mon 25 Nov at Larkins Bar, Newland Ave, Hull HU5 3AE. Anyone wishing to join us should please ring Jenny on 845356.

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Living with Water Household flooding Survey in Haltemprice, East Riding

The Environment and Energy Institute in the University of Hull is conducting a survey to ask residents if they have been affected flooding, what they know about flooding and their main concerns. All responses are anonymous. The aims of the survey are to help Living with Water (a partnership between Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and East Riding of Yorkshire Council) improve awareness of flood protection measures, provide new solutions, and help make people safer.

Last year they conducted the survey in parts of Hull and are now conducting a survey of residents in Haltemprice (Cottingham North & South, Hessle, Tranby, Willerby and Kirk Ella). If you live in these areas you are invited to complete the survey:

https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/living-with-water-east-riding-haltemprice-survey

Sam Ramsden is managing the survey and is happy to answer any questions: sam.ramsden@hull.ac.uk or 07887 364381.

Sam Ramsden, Research Assistant – Living with Water, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull

Yorkshire Council information on preparing for floods: 

www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/emergencies/preparing-for-emergencies/flooding/

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Pocket Park Funding

The government has made available some new funding to bring neglected spaces back in to use, and applications have to come from community groups.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pocket-parks-helping-communities-transform-unloved-neglected-or-derelict-areas-into-new-green-spaces.

The closing date for applications is 31st Dec 2019.  Funding is up to £15K for new pocket parks or £25K for renovation of existing park areas.

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TREES

One Hull of a Forest is a new project whose main aim is to plant trees, involving schools and businesses and the general public, to help increase the woodland cover in Hull and the East Riding.The project is linked to the HEYwoods strategy group, with a target to plant 1.2 million trees over the coming years, as part of the Northern Forest Initiative. It hopes to put Hull on the map as one of the greenest cities in the north of England. The project is managed by the ‘Plant a Tree Today’ Foundation (PATT Foundation) and the following link provides more info. They are looking for involvement in lots of ways and the link has a contact form where you can leave your details to find out more.

https://pattfoundation.org/484/one-hull-of-a-forest/

Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) seeks to plant at least 130,000 trees. It provides funding to support the planting and establishment of large and small trees in urban and peri-urban areas in England. The support is competitive and targeted at projects that can provide the greatest environmental, social and economic benefits in our towns and cities. Public bodies, community groups, charities and non-government organisations, individuals and private companies who provide matched funding are eligible to apply.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-tree-challenge-fund

The Woodland Trust is offering free trees to schools and communities. Apply now and the trees will be delivered in November 2019

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/free-trees/

Treesisters  is a grassroots network of women planting over two million trees a year in the tropics. These are women committed to the restoration of our forests and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, and you can join them.

https://www.treesisters.org/

Friends of the Earth Trees Campaign  calls for the tree cover in the UK to be doubled by 2045 as one of the best solutions to protect the environment and achieve net zero emissions. To sign the petition and read more:

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/trees

Tree Aid is a UK Charity which works with communities in Africa to ensure they have the resources, training and support to grow and restore trees on their land.

Tree Aid

Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees. It uses the advertising revenue from your searches to plant trees where they are needed most.

https://www.ecosia.org

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Transition & Permaculture Hull is part of the Transition Network

Transition & Permaculture Hull has a copies of Transition Network Publications which can be borrowed on request

  • 21 Stories of Transition
  • The Transition Handbook
  • The Transition Companion
  • The Power of Just Doing Stuff
  • In Transition 1.0 DVD: from oil dependence to local resilience
  • In Transition 2.0 DVD: a story of resilience and hope
  • Voices of Transition DVD : community-led food production

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Sites suggested by Transition & Permaculture Hull members:

page updated Oct 2019