Portsmouth Friends of the Earth
Saturday 7 July Portsmouth Community Gardens Walk 11am. Join us for a short linear walk exploring a few of Portsmouth's community gardens. Meet at 10:45 outside John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street PO1 3HN. The walk will end at around 1pm near Landport Community Centre, Charles St, PO1 1JD, where there is a cafe. From there it is a short walk back to the city centre via Crasswell Street. For the keen, there are a couple of other community gardens that can be visited nearby. Bring a hat, suntan lotion and a drink of water.
Monday 16 July - Planning Meeting - Join us at 7pm to discuss our three campaigns: clean air, a walkable city and 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’).
Other Local Events and Campaigns
Southsea Coastal Scheme Consultation – find out about plans for new flood defences along Southsea seafront and share your thoughts:
- Eastney Community Centre: 4 July, 1pm-7pm
- Canoe Lake Tennis Pavilion: 6 July, 1.30pm- 7.30pm
- Aspex Gallery: 10 July, 1pm-7pm
- Anchorage Park Community Centre: 11 July, 3pm-7pm
- St Jude’s Church: 12 July, 1pm-7pm
- Cosham Community Centre: 16 July, 3pm-7pm
- Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club: 17 July, 1pm-7pm
- Fratton Community Centre: 20 July,1pm-7pm
Wednesday 18 July - Portsmouth Society Talk on Air Quality in Portsmouth by local expert Mike Dobson, Friends of Old Portsmouth, Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HS. Open to all.
Saturday 21 July – Southsea Wildlife Watch 10-12 Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to discover Beach Fun and Sea Creatures at Cumberland House, Southsea. Please note, under 8s must be so wrap up warm and don’t forget your wellies!
Saturday 21 July - Repair Café 10:30 – 1pm. Buckland URC, 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 volunteer repairers to fix them. Everyone is welcome to this free event, although donations are requested.
Wednesday 25 July - Economy for the Common Good meeting. 6:30-8pm Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH.
Saturday 28 OR Sunday 29 July - See Bin Sea Change 2. The University of Portsmouth’s Institute for Marine Science is planning to host a second free event on ocean plastic with speakers sharing their latest research in this area.
Could you go a month without plastic? Join the Marine Conservation Society’s plastic challenge and live without plastic for the whole of July. #Goplasticfree Plastic Challenge »
Tell companies to stop destroying forests for palm oil by signing Greenpeace’s petition. Click Here »
Tell supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging by signing Greenpeace’s petition. Click Here »
Join a Wave of Support for a 'blue belt' of protected areas around the English coast with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The government is considering 41 areas for designation as Marine Conservation Zones. This includes two areas around the Isle of Wight - Bembridge and Yarmouth to Cowes.