Portsmouth Friends of the Earth
Streets for People – suggestions wanted: Do you live in a street that is a rat run/ has too much through traffic? Is the street where your children go to school filled with traffic? Are local residents keen to do something about this? If so, email us the name of the street (and school, if appropriate).
Monday 21st January – PFOE Planning Meeting. Join us at 7pm to discuss our three campaigns: improving our air quality, making Portsmouth a walkable city and helping bees. Everyone is welcome. We will meet in the Community Space, Tesco Extra, Fratton Park. (Upstairs behind the tills, follow the sign for ‘Community Space’).
Saturday 26th January – North End to Hilsea Walk. 10am Blow the cobwebs away in January with this short walk exploring the north section of London Road and Gatcombe Park. Starting at 10am (location tbc) and ending with a coffee or other beverage in the Coach and Horses pub. This is an opportunity to share and explore local history, ideas for tree planting, and learn more about Portsmouth's air quality monitoring programme.
Other Local Events and Campaigns
Saturday 19th January – Southsea Wildlife Watch. 10-12 at the Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade, Southsea PO4 9RF This is for 5-15 year olds. The emphasis is on family learning and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The activities are based mostly outdoors, in natural surroundings. Please make sure you come prepared with suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Suggested donation £4 per child.
Saturday 19th January – Repair Café Portsmouth. 10:30-1pm at Buckland United Reformed Church, 174 Kingston Road, Portsmouth PO2 7LP Bring your broken small household and electrical appliances, bikes, clothes, jewellery, toys etc along and get expert help from our volunteer repairers to fix them. Everyone is welcome to this free event, although we do ask for donations to help keep us going. There is also a café with coffee, tea and cake to purchase while you wait.
Tuesday 22nd January – Repair Café Portsmouth. 10:30-12 Meet at the reserve entrance in the car park near the Thatched House Pub for a seaside session of outdoor play for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Booking is essential. Suggested donation £4 per child.
Friday 25th January – PFOE Planning Meeting. 6-8pm at the Makers’ Guild, upper second floor, Portsmouth Guildhall. Share tips and recipes to help us stay healthy whilst reducing our waste.
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