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 ( https://www.sowseeds.co.uk/ ). 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.
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: https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/living-with-water-east-riding-haltemprice-survey – The 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) firstname.lastname@example.org or 07887 364381.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council information on preparing for floods:
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.
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.
There is a local Credit Union serving Hull and the surrounding area. HEY Credit Union, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by its members, has just celebrated 20 successful years, has a 5 star Fairbanking rating and is now one of Britains top 20 Credit Unions.
A Credit Union is a fairer alternative to the high street banks, and can provide loans to its members at reasonable rates. Members’ savings accounts benefit from an annual dividend which varies from year to year. At this month’s AGM, HEY Credit Union approved a 1% dividend, which compares favourably with current interest rates on savings in other open access accounts.
By becoming a member of your local Credit Union you are supporting the local economy, and enabling people to access savings accounts and loans not otherwise available to them. There are branches in Hull (38 Brook Street, Hull HU2 8LA) and in a number of locations North and South of the Humber
For more info see https://www.hullandeycu.co.uk/ or ring 01482 778753 or call into the Hull Branch on Brook Street.
The Waterline Summit was held in Hull on 28 Nov 2019 at the Bonus Arena and brought together businesses, campaigners, community groups, colleges and schools to showcase how the world’s greatest threat is also the Humber’s biggest opportunity.
The Waterline campaign, launched by Marketing Humber and the University of Hull, has brought partners together from the worlds of industry, academia and research & development to pioneer decarbonisation solutions.
The two news items below give a flavour of the Waterline Summit
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.
All are welcome to attend the Friends of Constable Street Field AGM, particularly volunteers and supporters of Constable Community Allotment.