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FRACKING

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:17

Gwen Harrison has co-written this easy to read information paper which summarises the current issues and concerns surrounding fracking which should be of particular interest to householders living in or near a potential fracking zone (that is, most of us!). 

THE CAMPAIGN TO OPEN GILSLAND STATION (COGS)

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:16

Gilsland station closed in 1967. Over the past 20 years there have been two attempts to get it reopened, both unsuccessful,  but local people refused to give up on such an obviously good idea, so in 2013 the Tyne Valley Rail Users' Group (TVRUG) obtained funding from the Northumberland Uplands LEADER programme for a feasibility study into the opening of a railway station at Gilsland on the original site.The feasibility study is available to read on our website along with more details of the project. 

COGS received a fantastic boost last week when Hexham MP Guy Opperman, supported by Rory

BRAMPTON AND BEYOND ENERGY SURVEY

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:09

The BABE team would like people to have their say in the Brampton and Beyond area by taking part in a 10 minute renewable energy survey.  An explanatory drop-in session will be held on 18th Sep in the Moot Hall, questionnaires will then be distributed to Brampton residents and a 2nd session will be held on 8th Oct in Brampton Community Centre.

Peoples' Climate March, Newcastle, 21 September 2014

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:56

Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People's Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. But on September 21, we have an unprecedented chance to prove them wrong, with the largest climate mobilisation in history. The event is planned to begin at Princess Square at 1:30pm, with the march heading to the Civic Centre to present to the region’s politicians at 2:00pm.

Recycling News

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:39

CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL RECYCLING

Did you know that you can get a cut price compost bin from Carlisle City Council by following the instructions on the www.cumbria.getcomposting.com link, and if you complete an online survey you are entitled to collect a free shopping bag or recycling cover from the organisers – just click on  www.carlisle.gov.uk/refuseandrecycling.  From October Sustainable Brampton will be offering advice to shoppers on composting at the monthly Farmers’ Markets.  Come and visit us there!

North West Transistion Conference

on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:18

Rob Hopkins started the Transition Town movement in the UK.  He talks powerfully and his opinions are always worth listening to carefully.  Here is a video of his latest message at the NW Transition Conference in Lancaster about what the movement has achieved and why Transition should increasingly be focussed on achieving greater economic sustainability through the Reconomy project.  What do you think?

https://www.transitionnetwork.org/ 

Fracking Petition

on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:40

Right now local activists are fracking Lancashire.

As I write this, a team of fake frackers are erecting a mock drilling site outside County Hall in Preston, where the latest application from fracking company Cuadrilla will soon be decided. The message for the council planning committee is clear: ‘No fracking in Lancashire!’

You’ve already written to your local councillors which is brilliant. But now we need to take this message to the national level.

Sign the petition (link below) to David Cameron to stop fracking in the UK.

We know fracking won’t help those struggling with fuel poverty