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News and Events Updates

Carbon Fee & Dividend - Click here... to read Judy's letter in the Independent!

The latest IPCC Synthesis Report  says Human influence on the climate system is clear and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in 800,000 years. Read their latest report here...

Our Christmas Party starts at 8pm on Thursday 4 December, upstairs in the Bear Hotel. Please bring snacks to share - all welcome!

The next Communities Market is on Sunday 5th October from 10am to 3pm, in the High Street. Buy local produce and crafts, and socialise. Details of all future markets here

TM's Rail Proposal welcomed by MP - read more here...  and download the report here ...

David Cameron wants to change the law so fracking companies can drill under our homes without permission. Sign the Greenpeace petition here...

Read the November 2014 Transition Network Newsletter, here...

Which fossil fuel companies have caused global warming? find out here...

Green Deal is now launched! Find out more, here...

Click here to see the Carbon Map and make sense of Climate Change responsibility and vulnerability.

Welcome to Transition Marlborough

 

Don't cut our hourly train service to London!

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Following electrification to Newbury by 2019, the Department for Transport intends to cut our direct train service to London - find out more here...

Please sign the Downing Street e-Petition by clicking on the link below:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/70941

 

PROJECT UP-DATES:

Skills Sharing
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The latest cheese-making course went ahead as planned. Participants learned how to make a delicious cream cheese roulade and prepared camembert-style cheese, which they will finish off at home. Here you can see cheese-making expert Caroline enjoying the shared lunch with participants.  If you would like to join in the next cheese-making course please get in touch via permaculture@transitionmarlborough.org
 
Marlborough Rail Link

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MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGNED UP IN SUPPORT OF THE MARLBOROUGH RAIL LINK!

Thanks for all your supportive comments, the 15 page report has been forwarded to Claire Perry M.P. and you can down-load it here...

The next steps are to present this report to the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership for inclusion in their list of priorities for the Marlborough area.  Read more... 

Permaculture Group

Image The Permaculture Group discussed the benefits of using cover crops or green manure to build up nitrogen and soil carbon, this month. Cover cropping also protects the soil from the damaging effects of wind and rain during the long Winter months. We gathered at Gerald's house for this session and watched several videos, including one by Patrick Whitefield where he uses faber beans, at close spacing, as a cover crop in his Somerset garden. We also inspected Gerald's raised bed that he recently planted with fast growing Phacelia to improve soil structure, before retiring for a cup of herb tea and some ginger cake.

 

 

Practical Permaculture for Transition Training

Image The 'Low Energy Living' session was held in and around Gary's houseboat that was moored near Pewsey. Gary uses solar energy to power his boat, both for travelling up and down the canal and to charge his lap-top and mobile phone, and gleaned wood to heat his small stove. He also demonstrated his solar cooker and wind-up washing machine, while Jeremy took advantage of the occasion to boil water on his efficient rocket stove.  Since this was the last session of this year's course we all retired to the pub afterwards for a well earned lunch!

Find out more about the 2015, Practical Permaculture for Transition training course, here...

 


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