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Dear Supporter,

SUSTAINABLE BRAMPTON JAN 20 NEWSLETTER
   
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
 
5 JAN WARWICK BRIDGE CORN MILL OPEN DAY
Warwick Bridge Corn Mill is holding its second ‘Open Afternoon’ on 5th Jan. This is an open invitation to pop along and see the delights of the newly restored working mill from 12 noon to 3pm and find out about the community Share Offer at Warwick Bridge Corn Mill Share Offer which closes on 10 Jan. More details of the Mill project are at  https://www.warwickbridgecornmill.co.uk/
 
10 AND 15 JAN COLD TO COSY HOMES CHAMPIONS’ TRAINING
The ‘Cold to Cosy Homes’ scheme has been a great success so far this autumn. Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) are running two more 2 hour ‘Champion’ training sessions which provide a thorough understanding of the service and how to help people access this fantastic free support.  They are on:
  • Friday 10th January from 10am  to 12 noon in Penrith Library, St Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith CA11 7YA. book online here
  • Wednesday 15th January from 10am to 12 noon at Greystone Community Centre, Close Street, Carlisle CA1 2HA. book online here
 I can offer a lift from Brampton to anyone wishing to attend the session on 15 Jan. Enquiries to tina@cafs.org.uk
 
16 JAN TREE PLANTING INCENTIVES
It's the time of year for planting trees, helping to store carbon and prevent climate change. Amongst local groups running tree-planting projects is ‘Another Way’ which has reached its target of planting 1700 trees in Matterdale. Its founder Amy Bray won the 2019 Cumbria Woman of the Year award. See Tree-planting Matterdale.
 
There is also a free event to Learn about tree planting incentives at Murley Moss, Kendal by Cumbria Woodlands. Email  graham.simms@forestrycommission.gov.uk for details.
 
30 JAN BRAMPTON CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE
The next Café Scientifique on 30 Jan will be an illustrated talk by Natural England’s Deborah Land on the importance of peatlands from the global to the local perspective.  What they are, why they are threatened and why we need to protect, enhance and restore them.  Tickets £4 in advance from Reception on 016977 48833 or admin@bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk or £5 on the door (first drink included).  Doors open 7pm for presentation at 7.30pm. Café Sci events will be held on the last Thursday of each month in 2020 (except December).

 

OTHER NEWS
 
ZERO CARBON BRITAIN
The new Zero Carbon Britain report ‘Rising to the Climate Emergency’ shows the important role that grassroots organisations can play as we move towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. This updated report shows how the UK can reach net zero emissions, using technology that is already available. Zero Carbon Britain was first published in 2007 by the Centre for Alternative Technology. You can read the new report  here online.
 
POWER FOR PEOPLE (PfP) CAMPAIGN
'Power for People' (see https://powerforpeople.org.uk/)  is a campaign to support the UK’s rapid transition to 100% clean energy and for communities to benefit. Over the past 12 months the campaign has galvanised support for the Local Electricity Bill across the UK, from 115 MPs*, 96 community energy groups, 34 national organisations and 33 local councils as well as thousands of individual supporters.
 
Everyone can help ensure that the Community Energy Revolution continues to grow in 2020 by:
  • Telling us your postcode - now that new MPs have been confirmed, PfP needs to know where supporters are based so that they can target MPs strategically. This helps build crucial support in Parliament. Please share your postcode by clicking the link above. Your data will be used for campaign planning only and will never be shared with anyone else.
  • Sharing our Petition - PfP is determined to build on the tremendous amount of support shown for the Clean Community Energy petition. Please share the link above with friends, family and colleagues to maintain the momentum.
 
ATTITUDES TO CLIMATE CHANGE SURVEY IN CUMBRIA
Over 1,000 people took part in the first-ever Cumbria Climate Survey, which closed on 30 Nov. The staff at CAfS are hugely grateful to everyone who filled it in online or at events. Your responses will help CAfS and others plan future support across the County. Results will be published in the New Year.
  
CONCLUSION
 
Do get in touch if anything you have read here interests you or if you have an item to include in the next mailing. My contact details are timothycoombe@damhead.me or 016977 48833. You may also speak to me in person on the 'Give and Take' stall at most Brampton Farmers' markets.
 
Happy New Year!
 
 
Tim Coombe                                       Chair Sustainable Brampton

 


 


 







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