Portsmouth Friends of the Earth

PFOE Activities June 2019

As part of our air quality campaign, we want to encourage drivers not to leave their engines running whilst stationary. Please send us your suggestions for the best places to talk to them and hand out anti-idling leaflets.


Thursday 12th June – We're going on a tree hunt! . As part of Bike Week, join us for a bike ride to meet some of the trees in our city and consider suitable locations for more. Meet in the Guildhall Square at 4:45pm for a 5pm start. We’ll explore Victoria Park, Fratton Bridge's junction with Goldsmith Avenue, Milton Park, St Mary’s Hospital, Kingston Park, Kingston Cemetery - finishing off at the Rose in June pub to enjoy a cool drink in the beer garden.

Monday 17th June – Campaign Planning Meeting . Join us to discuss progress on our three campaigns: improving air quality, encouraging walking and helping nature,trees & 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 29th June – Nature in the City Walk . Join us for a lovely walk around Lakeside North Harbour. Meet at the Hilsea Lido bus stop at 9.45 for 10am start. We will follow a 1 & 1/2 mile flat, circular route along tarmac and gravel paths around the lake identifying flowers, birds, trees and insects that we spot along the way. Bring snacks and water. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Other Local Events and Campaigns

Monday 3rd June – Portchester Litter Pick-up . 6:30-8pm at Wicor Recreation Ground to help keep Portchester tidy. Litter picks, gloves and bags are provided.

Tuesday 4th June – Growing Our Future . 7.30pm- 10pm Come hear about Wicor Primary School’s award-winning community garden project at Gosport Methodist Church PO12 1TJ

Wednesday 5th June – Greenpeace Portsmouth Monthly Meeting . 7.30pm- 10pm Come hear about Wicor Primary School’s award-winning community garden project at Gosport Methodist Church PO12 1TJ

Thursday 13th June – Portsmouth Green Drinks . 7.30pm- 10pm Come hear about Wicor Primary School’s award-winning community garden project at Gosport Methodist Church PO12 1TJ

Saturday 15th June – Repair Café Portsmouth . 10:30–1pm at Buckland URC, 174 Kingston Road, Fratton, Hampshire, PO2 7LP. This is a free repair service for your broken appliances, stuck zips, rusty tools, old bicycles and holey jumpers.

Saturday 22nd June – Wildlife Watch . 10-12 Looking for pond creatures. Wildlife Watch 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 £5 per child.

Sunday 23rd June – Hotwalls Beach Clean . 9:30-11:30 help clean the stretch of beach behind the studios.

Saturday 29th June – Hampshire Climate Action Network in Winchester. The meeting is from 10:15am to 1pm and will be specifically on air pollution and clean air campaigning across Hampshire. It will be followed by a ‘bring and share’ lunch

Saturday 29th June – Turtles Don't Like Plastic Show and Workshop . 11-12 Brought to you by Todos Teatro inside Hotwalls Studios’ Round Tower, Portsmouth.

Saturday 29th June – Book Launch: A Planet Full of Plastic . 4-5pm This is local author & illustrator, Neal Layton's, latest book and he'll be there, to read the story, and answer questions, along with David Jones from Just One Ocean and Clare Seek of SAS: Plastic Free Portsmouth.

National Campaigns

June 2019 Take the 30 Days Wild Challenge This June, we challenge you to do something wild every day. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

20th June – Clean Air Day

26th June – The Time is Now - Mass Lobby in London Join us on Wednesday 26 June when thousands of us will meet our MPs in the streets around parliament, all at the same time! Book a free ticket to let us know you are coming.