Lots of things going on with Transition Haslemere, here is a quick note so you can put them in your diary, more details in the newsletter below:
- May 20th Steering Group Meeting (all are welcome) Town Hall 7.30 pm
- June 2nd Guided walk at Devil’s Punchbowl
- June 6th Green Drinks at The Royal Oak Shottermill
- July 27th we will be at the Swan Barn Green Woodworking Day
- August 2nd Barbeque and Green Drinks at Swan Barn
- September 9th Talk: Healthy Food, Healthy Planet
Final reminder – Punchbowl Guided Walk
All are welcome to our Sunday June 2nd guided walk from Hindhead Common entrance in Farnham Lane (start 2.30 pm) or from the Devil’s Punchbowl Cafe (start 3.00 pm).
We will learn about and see the results of the work done by the National Trust and Highways Agency on the reclamation of the heathland from the A3. Guided by Matt Cusack, the National Trust ranger, this will be an interesting and enjoyable stroll around our beautiful heathlands. For more details see post below.
Green Woodworking Day
The National Trust at Swan Barn will once again be running their Green Woodworking Day and Transition Haslemere will be there.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday 27th July between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.
This fun annual event – which will include a hog roast, refreshments and a bouncy castle – showcases local green woodworkers who set up stalls and demonstrations, including willow weavers, broom makers, pole lathing, and other traditional crafts such as spinning and weaving.
This is a real fun day for all the family so be sure to put into your diaries.
Green Drinks and Barbeque in August
Once again we are teaming up with the National Trust at Swan Barn. In August we will be holding our monthly “Green Drinks” on a Friday (2nd August) and will have a family barbeque at the same time. It was a great success in 2012 and so we are repeating it again this year. More details will follow nearer the time but for the moment please reserve the date in your diaries.
Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet
As part of the Haslemere Food Festival and in association with Haslemere 30, Transition Haslemere are pleased to host a discussion on Monday 9th September in the Georgian on the subject: Can we eat in a way that is good for our health and sustainable for the planet?
Duncan Williamson, senior policy advisor for food at WWF UK, will discuss the principles of a healthy sustainable diet and look at the WWF’s LiveWell Plate – pioneering research on diet in Europe.
The talk takes place on Monday 9th September at the Georgian Hotel, Haslemere High Street. 7.30pm with the talk starting at 8pm, followed by questions and discussion. Entrance is free.
Blackdown & Hindhead Meeting
The Black Down & Hindhead Supporters of the National Trust will hold their annual Open Meeting on 11th June at 7.30pm at Haslemere Educational Museum.
The guest speaker will be Hilary McGrady, Regional Director of the National Trust, and she will speak about ‘Haslemere’s debt to Sir Robert Hunter (founder of the National Trust and one-time Haslemere resident) on the centenary of his death’ as well as answering more general questions.
Entry is free, open to all, and includes a glass of wine afterwards.
Climate Warming Gas Passes Major (unsafe) Milestone
Many of you will remember our promotion of 350.org back in 2010. What they have been fearing has now happened. For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has passed the milestone level of 400 parts per million (ppm). the safe point being 350 parts per million. Read more about this worrying statistic here and here
Chiddgreen had a very successful Spring Swap-it day in early May. You can read all about it here.
Their next event is on Sunday 9 June from 12 noon – the Chiddingfold Summer Fete, Chiddgreen Smoothie Stall with Smoothie Bike – come and find out how much energy it really takes to make a Smoothie – with a genuine Australian (Bruce) at hand to help you become a Smoothie Operator!
Punchbowl 10k Run
To celebrate the closure of the A3 and Hindhead, the Black Down and Hindhead Supporters have teamed up with Haslemere Borders Athletic Club to launch The Devil’s Punchbowl 10k Run on 15th September over a route made possible by the closure of the old A3.
Paul Fleming, Chairman of of the Athletics Club stated “The Devil’s Punchbowl 10k run offers everything to serious runners, intermediate runners and walkers – a challenging course, amazing scenery and spectacular views.”
Sarah Bain, Chair of the Supporters is delighted to co-host the event and show spectators and runners how their members can bring vitality and additional funds to the care of these very special commons at Hindhead and Blackdown.
For more information contact email@example.com
Finally – Don’t forget Green Drinks at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6th June at the Royal Oak, Shottermill.