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 ( 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.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020156205051324/

Day 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/2883187698359047/

Dr Andrew Steel DSc (HC), MBA


Saving the Planet “One Tree at a Time”

Website: www.pattfoundation.org


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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:  https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/living-with-water-east-riding-haltemprice-surveyThe 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)  sam.ramsden@hull.ac.uk 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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HEY Credit Union

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.

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Youth allotment at Edensand Road, Hull

Young people involved in the Youth in Nature initiative in Hull have designed and developed an allotment at Edensand Road in the Hawthorne Ave area. The allotment has been developed on no-dig and companion-planting principles.

This year the allotment was nominated for an RHS School Gardening Team of the Year award, reached the final and achieved a Runners Up award. The following info is from the RHS website:

Young people in the Youth in Nature group live in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. Together, they have established a growing space at a local allotment site, with the young people designing and developing the area themselves. They regularly take part in community events, such as the Hull Harvest Festival and family fun days, where they share their plant knowledge with others and show how gardening can benefit the natural environment. The local council has been so impressed by their hard work, that they have awarded Youth in Nature three more allotment plots to work on.


Youth in Nature is a collaborative initiative between Yorkshire Wildllife Trust and  Probe and Child Dynamix

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Waterline Summit on Climate Change

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

Lucie’s climate change plea to Waterline Summit delegates

Summit showcases region’s response to climate crisis
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Celebrate 10 years of Transition & Permaculture Hull

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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Friends of Constable St Field AGM 2019

 All are welcome to attend the Friends of Constable Street Field AGM,  particularly volunteers and supporters of Constable Community Allotment.

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