Transition Tynedale Terms of Reference document.
The guiding philosophy and approach of Transition Tynedale is to be inclusive, positive and enabling. If someone wants to step forward at any point in time to do something positive in Tynedale that supports the aims of the Transition movement, then we want them to do it.
6;Your TT group refrains from campaigning.
Definition of campaigning is an organised series of operations in the advocacy of some course or object Chambers Dictionary.
TT campaign all the time
The market stall, campaign to change peoples ideas.
The car club campaign for better car use.
The car club to be included in county policy.
The energy fair and Monitor library to change peoples behaviour to produce less carbon and to strengthen finical resilience.
Having Barbara reporting and taking an active role in the Hexham Town Plan to campaign for a resilient Hexham Town.
Having Gillian on the board of the Community Partnership again to campaign for a resilient Hexham Town.
Promoting a campaign for better cycling facilities by supporting Cycling Tynedale.
Stall to promote sustainability and resilience at the Hexham debates.
In the past we have,
Campaigned to get votes for the seed money for the hydro,
Support a campaign to buy Dukes house wood for the community.
There are other small examples of campaigning which I have not mentioned.
A larger campaign we have not engaged with as a group for example.
NCC core strategy includes policys on sustainable building, allotments, energy saving, energy generation etc over the next 15 years.
Campaigning can also be
for new houses which use less carbon and are more energy efficient to be Included in the NCC Core strategy.
For school children to be more aware of locally grown food using the Middle school garden as an example.
An inappropriate campaign can viewed as banner waving and occupation of gas power stations which Tynedale people may not approve.
To enable large change TT has to engage with the Hexham Town Council, NCC and other bodies to make the TT profile stronger to gain influence to enable change towards the transition objectives, this does not mean we fully endorse any particular political party, but what if a Green Party candidate stood for the town or county council?
Transition have published a book Communities, Councils & a Low-carbon Future which is full of examples of campaigns and how to engage constructively with Local Government.