Hull Carbon Neutral 2030, Mon 9 Mar 2020

Hull Carbon Neutral 2030: Debate

Monday 9 Mar 2020, 6 pm

Guildhall, 77 Lowgate, Hull HU1 2AA

At an interactive event at the Guildhall on Monday March 9th, from 6 to 8 pm, three speakers will give their vision of a carbon neutral future for Hull:

  • Martin Budd, Environment and Climate Change Strategic Adviser, Hull City Council: The Plan for the City to become Carbon Neutral;
  • Prof Dan Parsons, Director of the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull: The University to be Carbon Neutral by 2027;
  • Andy Parkinson, Chair of Marketing Humber; Opportunities for Local Industry and Individual in the Transition to Carbon Neutral.

Tickets are free and can be obtained here:

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Film showing of ‘The Response’ Sat 15 Feb 2020

You can see a trailer for this film at

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Scarecrow Workshop for Half Term

Constable Community Allotment has a half-term craft activity workshop for children:

Come and have fun – make a SCARECROW at a FREE workshop! Tuesday 18th Feb 2020, 12.00 until 2.30pm, CCA, Constable St, Hull HU3 3DF
Scarecrows will be put on show on the allotment – or you can take them home. Children under 7 must bring an adult. If you have any, please bring old clothes: trousers, shirts, hats, pairs of tights, etc. For more details ring 07816 141169

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Pruning Fruit Trees Workshop

Learn how to prune fruit trees – Friday 14th February  2020, 10am – 2pm, Constable Community Allotment, Constable St, Hull HU3  3DF

With local horticultural expert Mike Kinnes. This course is FREE but donations are welcome. Hot drinks provided, bring a packed lunch. Places are limited, so book early.  Contact  07816 141169,

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WEA courses – Spring 2020


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T & P Hull meeting, Mon 10 Feb

The February meeting of Transition & Permaculture Hull will take place on

Mon 10 Feb, 7.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Bean St, Hull HU3 2PR

This will be an informal meeting where we will welcome Wayne from local seed company Sow Seeds ( ). Sow Seeds is a family-run business, located in the Yorkshire Wolds, which grows the seed varieties that they sell. All the sowing information and growing tips on their website have been written by Sow Seeds from first-hand experience. As they expand their business they are also expanding and embracing a network of enthusiastic vegetable growers, to provide a new way to share insight on how to grow. Wayne will be giving an informal talk and we will be discussing growing and permaculture.   FREE, all welcome.  More info contact Jenny 845356 or Lausanne 07816 141169.

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Tree Planting – volunteers wanted

Tree Planting will be taking place on Sat 1 Feb  and Sun 2 Feb 2020 from 9.00 am to 3.30pm at Graceland Lodge, Holderness Country Park, Tunstall.

We are looking for volunteers for our tree planting event at Holderness Country Park, near Tunstall. We have close to 3000 saplings to plant hopefully over two days depending on how many volunteers we get. We have put the event on Facebook so we can monitor the numbers to ensure we have enough equipment available.

Day 1:

Day 2:

Dr Andrew Steel DSc (HC), MBA


Saving the Planet “One Tree at a Time”



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Living with Water survey – Haltemprice (survey closing 31 January)

Living with Water Household Flooding Survey in Haltemprice, East Riding – closes 31 January

The Energy and Environment Institute in the University of Hull is surveying residents in Haltemprice (Cottingham North & South, Hessle, Tranby including Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella). They are asking residents if they have been affected flooding, what they know about flooding and their main concerns. You don’t need to have been affected by flooding to take part and 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) to reduce the impacts of flooding and increase resilience.  The survey is a great way to feed in your experiences and views.

Here is the link to the survey: survey closes on 31st January (please don’t fill it in if you have completed it before Xmas – it is the same survey)

Any questions should be addressed to Sam Ramsden (Research Assistant – Living with Water, Energy and Environment Institute) or 07887 364381.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council information on preparing for floods:


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Transition & Permaculture Hull Social, Mon 13 Jan 2020

Transition & Permaculture Hull New Year Social

Mon 13 Jan 2020, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Bean St, Hull HU3 2PR

Our January meeting will be a Bring-and-Share Buffet to celebrate the start of the New Year. We’ve arranged a couple of short informal talks before the buffet starts, which we hope will be of interest. 

  • Dr Andrew Steel of the PATT Foundation will be giving an overview of the Northern Forest Initiative and how that links to HEYwoods, Hull & East Riding and the One ‘Hull’ of a Forest aspiration to plant 200,000 trees in the city.
  • Kate Macdonald of Hull & East Yorkshire TimeBank will be talking about her solidarity trip to similar organisations in America. The Humans United in Mutual Aid Solidarity Sprint took place 24 Aug to 24 Sept 2019 – poster below.

We all bring a dish to share and we usually end up with a tasty selection.  You’ll be able to ask questions about the talks over a drink and food, and we’ll also be hoping to glean some suggestions for activities later in the year. For more info ring Jenny on 845356.

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Wassail at Pickering Orchard, Sun 12 Jan 2020

Wassailing is a ritual held around 12th night, an ancient custom of visiting orchards, reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.  You are invited to the free event at Pickering Orchard to join in the festivities, watch the Raving Maes dance and listen to the choir.

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