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News and Events Updates

Next Hub Meeting is at 8pm on Wednesday 19th August in the Green Dragon Pub. (AGM planning.)

Click here... to #BanGlyphosate from our bread.

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...

The next Communities Market is on Sunday 28th June 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 June 2015 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

'How To Change The World' (15) :
Wednesday, 9th September at 8pm

Please join us for an exciting evening of film and panel discussion, with information about the coming climate change talks in Paris, starting in November.

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IPCUK will bring together leading experts and practitioners from around the world.

Conference, 8-9 September 2015, The Light, Euston Road, London: Designing the World We Want - 2 days packed with presentations, workshops, academic papers, exhibitions, music & art.

Convergence, 10-16 September 2015, Gilwell Park, Essex: Designing the network we want - for people from around the world using permaculture in their everyday lives and communities.

Edge events, throughout the UK (including here in Marlborough) and Europe. Find out more here...
 

Buses to be cut across Wiltshire

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The government and Wiltshire Council are about to make the most savage cuts to the local bus network that have ever been seen. 50 per cent of our bus services are supported by Wiltshire Council. Any cuts will leave thousands of local residents without any form of transport unless they are lucky enough to own their own cars. Wiltshire Council's spending cuts will have a devastating effect on all vital bus services. Across the county vital buses will be axed by Unitary Trowbridge Councillors, many of whom do not use public transport .  Please sign Independent Councillor, Terry Chiver's petition, here...

Permaculture Course

Image The latest Permaculture Session was in Amelia's lovely secluded garden, with bee experts, Fee and Terry. They showed us the different styles of bee hives and other equipment that is needed for bee-keeping.  They also explained about the impacts of the varroa mite on indigenous bees and encouraged us to plant many more bee-friendly flowers.  Apparently dandelions are their favourite source of nectar and pollen! We then donned our protective clothing so we could look inside the hives to see the queen and her drones. Here is Mike checking for yummy honey.

We will be visiting Shumei Natural Farm in Yatesbury on 15th August.

 

Save our bees!

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Bees are fighting for survival, threatened by disease, climate change and pesticides including neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids have been shown to cause harm to bees, so their use as a seed treatment is currently banned in Europe.  Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has gone against growing scientific evidence and accepted a request made by UK farmers to use the bee-harming pesticide again this autumn. We need bees to pollinate so many of our crops and flowers. No bees means less food.

Join the call asking Elizabeth Truss to reverse this dangerous decision to allow bee-harming neonicotinoids in our fields.  Sign the Green Peace petition, here...

 


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