In just a few days over 140,000 people have signed the petition asking for our parks and cherished green spaces to be properly protected by the government.
The group of MPs tasked with protecting our parks want to hear what the public thinks – but the deadline to have our say is next Friday.
Please will you share the petition with your friends, family and colleagues to help make the petition as big as possible before then? The more of us that sign, the stronger our message will be: parks are for everyone, don’t let them be sold off, or shut down.
To sign the petition visit https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/1355?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2016-09-21
Apologies for the link only – please open to see the event details.
West Midlands Police to use cycling officer to target close-passing motorists – for more info see http://road.cc/content/news/204164-west-midlands-police-use-cycling-officer-target-close-passing-motorists.
Lots of good wording except for use of ‘pavement’ instead of ‘footway’.
Apples and bottles wanted for Apple Day , Oct 8th
This day is an annual event at the Farmers Market. Every year TT are invited to participate and we hold an apple pressing stall. Some of the juice produced is given away to shoppers and the surplus ( if any! ) bottled to drink later.
This year we intend holding the stall again – so please start collecting your surplus apples and empty plastic bottles to put the juice in. Windfalls are welcomed – any variety – cookers and eaters – as they will be mixed and crushed together. Bring your windfalls and turn them into delcious juice!
Volunteers to help on the day are also needed. Please contact Sue if you can help. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
For fruit foragers – the Tynedale Fruit Map !
2016 promises yet again to be a bumper year for fruit and yet again a lot of this will not be harvested and go to waste unless picked and processed. To encourage people to find and harvest the fruit trees we are planning to map the location of all fruit trees on public land, beside roads etc – anywhere that people are welcome to collect free fruit.
Do you know of any ‘wild’ trees or trees on public land that are freely accessible? If so please send details of the type of fruit and location and we will enter it on a google map for all to see. Fruit can include apples and pears, crabapples, damsons, sloes etc but not blackberries, mushrooms etc .
Please send info to : email@example.com or a member of the Edible Hexham group
Many thanks and happy foraging !
Sat 17th Sept : HMS community garden Big Autumn Clear Up 10.30 – 4pm
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) held its latest inquiry into England’s first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) earlier this week as Cycling UK’s #morethanmilk action scored a result with over 50 MPs writing a letter to The Times backing Cycling UK’s five key asks.
Government funding for cycling is set to fall to 72p per head (the equivalent of just two pints of milk) for residents in England outside of London by 2020/21, compared to funding of £86 per head for motorways and major roads (equivalent to a magnum of champagne per person!). Since the launch of #morethanmilk over 1,800 emails have been sent to MPs in England, asking them to support a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP. One of Cycling UK’s members wrote: “We used to ride on the left of the road. Now we ride on what’s left of the road.”
As part of our aim of encouraging local food production we are holding our annual plant swop stall at the Farmers market this year on
Saturday 14th May 9am – 2pm
This year we are teaming up with the North Pennines AONB and featuring not only the usual edible plants but also those which are attractive to bees, moths, butterflies and other pollinators.
Gardeners – don’t throw away all those surplus tomato seedlings – swop them for another variety or try something completely different ! Please bring any spare veg, fruit or flower seedlings to the stall to swop. Trees and wildflowers also welcome –it’s surprising what turns up !
2016 is United Nations International Year of the Pulse. We are particularly keen on having plants and seeds of these to swap and we will have seeds available.
If you have nothing to swop but want advice and plants to start growing your own – this is the place to come !