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SUSTAINABLE BRAMPTON FEB 20 NEWS
   
We are a community organisation committed to minimising our impact on the environment, promoting local food production and local businesses and building a stronger community through practical activities and campaigning.
 
EVENTS
 
30 JAN AND 27 FEB BRAMPTON CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE
The Café Scientifique tonight is an illustrated talk by Natural England’s Deborah Land on the importance of peatlands from the global to the local perspective.  Tickets £5 on the door (first drink included), all welcome. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. February’s talk on 27 Feb will be on ‘Ionising Radiation and Radioactivity’. Enquiries  016977 48833 or admin@bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk.
 
31 JAN PACT ANNUAL SOCIAL NIGHT
You are invited to join Penrith’s Action for Community Transition (PACT) Group’s annual social from 6.30pm in Penrith Parish Centre, St Andrew's Place, Penrith. A great opportunity to enjoy food, craic and music by Blue Jam Folk Band. It's a bring-and-share meal. Just turn up with a contribution, whether savoury or sweet. Everyone's very welcome. https://www.penrithact.org.uk/pact-social/1161
 
13 FEB COLD TO COSY HOMES TRAINING
The ‘Cold to Cosy Homes’ Champion training morning in Carlisle has been rescheduled to Wed 13 Feb from 10am to 12 noon at Greystone Community Centre, Close Street, Carlisle CA1 2HA. I can still offer a lift from Brampton to anyone wishing to attend. book online here. Enquiries to tina@cafs.org.uk
 

WINTER & SPRING GREEN BUILD & SUSTAINABLE LIVING EVENTS

A fantastic range of green building and sustainable living events are on offer by CAfS over this winter and spring. Whether you're a householder, gardener or a professional builder you'll be able to pick up new skills with the workshops, courses and tours - from home renovations to growing your own food. Booking at www.cafs.org.uk/events  
 
OTHER NEWS
 
WARWICK BRIDGE CORN MILL SHARE OFFER EXTENDED
The Trustees need just £2,000 more to achieve the minimum target for the share offer. Anyone interested in contributing to this special community venture now has until 10 Feb 20 to invest.  Once the minimum target has been reached the project can then proceed as outlined in the Business Plan.  The Share Offer will be kept open thereafter until the higher target has been achieved.  Shares cost £100 and multiple shares may be purchased through the website www.warwickbridgecornmill.co.uk. Enquiries to info@warwickbridgecornmill.co.uk or by post to Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, Little Corby Road, Warwick Bridge Carlisle, CA4 8RE.
 
GOOD NEWS FOR CUMBRIA ACTION FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CAfS)
CAfS are one of just 40 projects (from 630 applications nationwide) to be invited to submit a stage two bid to the Lottery Climate Action Fund for a £2.5million, 60 partner, 5 year bid for funds towards achieving ‘A Zero Carbon Cumbria – By the People, For the People’. The bid documents can be emailed to anyone who wishes to see the full scope of this project.  
 
CONSULTATION ON NEW BUILD REGULATIONS
New national building regulations are currently out for consultation but proposals for Part L 2020 will enable councils to approve houses that are unsustainable which if approved will prevent the nation from becoming carbon neutral by 2030. A strong response on Part L is therefore required to achieve the dramatic shift needed to meet national climate change targets. The relevant documents and a general invitation to comment are at www.leti.london/part L consultation. The deadline for responses is Fri 7 Feb.  Expressing your opinion can make a difference!
 

CONSULTATION ON CARLISLE RAILWAY STATION
The latest consultation on new plans for Carlisle Railway Station run until 14 Feb. The plans are unambitious in terms of developing public transport connections to the city centre.  The consultation is an opportunity to demand improved connections between buses and trains in the city to create a more joined up public transport network. A strong public response would help make the City more sustainable and thus better able to respond to future climate and environmental crises. There is a display area in the station concourse and you may also talk to planners between 10am and 4pm in The Lanes shopping centre on Fri 31 Jan and Sat 1 Feb. The consultation documents may be viewed at www.cumbria.gov.uk/CSGC where you can have your say!
 
‘FELLFOOT FORWARD’ FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership has been awarded over £2m of National Lottery funding to support the £3.4million Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme. The scheme focuses on the fellside and valley landscapes between Hallbankgate and Melmerby. Fellfoot Forward will have a strong emphasis on habitat and species conservation, focusing on the plants and wildlife that help to make this area special.  More details may be found at fellfoot-forward-announcement To get involved with the Landscape Partnership Scheme contact fionak@northpenninesaonb.org.uk  or  ewright@northpenninesaonb.org.uk on 01388 528801 at the North Pennines AONB Partnership.

RECYCLING OF OLD IT EQUIPMENT
Did you know that you can send old IT equipment to the Turing Trust here who will refurbish it and use the equipment to support education in sub-Saharan Africa? Enquiries to jon@turingtrust.co.uk www.TuringTrust.co.uk.  We have just done exactly that with our 2 old Sustainable Brampton laptops.
 
ALLOTMENT VACANCIES IN BRAMPTON
Anyone interested in having an allotment in Brampton should contact Michael Blacow, Secretary of the Brampton Allotments and Small Holdings Association on michael.blacow@hotmail.com.  
  
CONCLUSION
 
Please get in touch if anything here interests you or if you have an item for the next mailing. My email address is timothycoombe@damhead.me or you may call 016977 48833 at any time.
 
Tim Coombe                              Chair Sustainable Brampton

 


 

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