Althea Wilkinson shares the first of her five blogs on food: where it comes from, how it gets here, and what would happen if it didn’t….and what can we do to improve food resilience and security.
Many people have been exploring the countryside on and around Lindow Moss during lockdown, when they have had the opportunity to walk locally every day. If you have been near Saltersley Hall Farm you may have seen some of the land raising along the pathways, the impact on some of the pathways (including one which is currently blocked by machinery), and the loss of mature trees around the Hall itself. and wondered what is going on. Application 20/1586M on the Cheshire East Planning Portal tells all. If would like to respond to this application you might find Transition Wilmslow’s response helpful. Please do respond: this is a much loved local area of real historic and ecological importance.
Transition Wilmslow, along with the East Cheshire Climate Alliance, responded vigorously to CEC’s draft environmental strategy at the end of last year. CEC Cabinet are discussing their environment strategy and carbon plan next week (Tuesday, 5th May) and Andrew will be asking a question about it from the Cheshire East Climate Alliance at the meeting. https://moderngov.cheshireeast.gov.uk/ecminutes/documents/g7467/Public%20reports%20pack%2005th-May-2020%2013.00%20Cabinet.pdf?T=10 is the agenda and documents.
Update on last week’s talk: with input from some young people who unsurprisingly were very interested in what the future may well hold for them…and how we as “grown ups” need to get on and change the way WE live to give them all a chance.
Thanks to Climate Conscious Wilmslow for a great talk on bees last week. Ewan was really inspiring and full of ideas as to how we support our local bees…his top tips include bee friendly planting, avoiding chemicals in your garden and loving your dandelions….keep that mower in the shed until the dandelions are over. They are a bee superfood! Full details including best species for planting in your garden are here:
CCW are planning another online talk for children soon, so checkout their Facebook page.
For those of you are interested in the current affairs or activist approach to environmentalism the Worlds largest online climate conference has just been announced to mark the 50th anniversary of world’s first Earth Day. The Earth Day Week will run from April 20thto 25th and they will ‘be broadcasting live talks and other daily shows from Washington DC, Stockholm and with speakers, thinkers and doers from all over the world.’ Details can be found at:https://www.wedonthavetime.org/event/earthdayweek There is also an Apple or Google app available to download for your smartphone.
Tuesday 14th April via Zoom at 7.30pm.
In place of our advertised monthly meeting on 16 April, we have moved our “Wilmslow in 2060” presentation and discussion to Tuesday 14th April via Zoom at 7.30pm. Join our expert panel (John, Helen and Teo) each making brief presentations on aspects of adaptation to climate change followed by a discussion, chaired by Andrew. Link via Zoom
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