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April 2012 Newsletter
A round up of news and views
The Transport Group has produced a report entitled 'The Need for Joined-up Public Transport in Favour of Marlborough's Commuters...' - which calls on the authorities to integrate local buses with commuter trains from Bedwyn and Swindon. A summary of this report is here and you can down-load it in full from the bottom of the Transport Page. This report will be presented to the Area Board at 7pm on Tuesday 29th May at Aldbourne Memorial Hall, Aldbourne. Please come along and support us.
The next Green Drinks - will be held on Tues, May 8th, 8pm at the Green Dragon. How can vulnerable people be helped out of fuel poverty? Wilts Climate Change Officer Clare Langdon of SEACS will offer ideas of what's possible, starting with... Draught Busters!
BBC4 seeks info on waste - can you help? Click here to find out how you could contribute to a new programme.
Marlborough Communities Market will be launched in the High Street on Sunday 1st July - we are seeking more stall-holders who want to sell local produce in line with transition principles and for £10 per year you can become a 'Friend of the Market'. Find out more here...
The Climate Pledge Group have a brand new Home Page - check out what the team is up to here...
Fracking - what are the risks? Click here to find out. If you are concerned about possible earth tremors, methane leakage or ground water pollution, you can add your name to the HM Government epetition calling for a moratorium here.
Are you concerned about childhood obesity? - Dutch children may have found the answer: It's a bus, pedaled by eight children aged 4 to 12 and one adult, designed to get to school or go on a trip together. Top speed 15 kph, sound system, electric drive for the hills, and a canvas awning for rainy days. You can see it here...
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The Transition Marlborough team
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