Portsmouth Friends of the Earth
“Streets for People” meeting: Sixty-six people turned up to hear a talk and share their ideas on ways of making Portsmouth’s streets safe, healthy and pleasant for people to walk, cycle, play, sit and chat. We collected scores of comments about Portsmouth’s streets and will compile these into a report for the council. If you want to know more, check out:
- Megan Streb’s Presentation
- PFOE information Sheet about sources of help, examples and possible funding to create ‘streets for people’.
- Megan’s blog: ‘Why should the freedom of playing outside be a postcode lottery?
If you missed the meeting it’s not too late to give us your comments about Portsmouth’s streets which will be added (anonymously) to our report for the Council. Email your thoughts on the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of this week (3rd November)
- QUESTION 1: What’s your favourite street in Portsmouth and why?
- QUESTION 2: What’s the worst street in Portsmouth and why?
- QUESTION 3: What improvements would you like to see?
Monday 19th November – Join us at 7pm as we plan how to follow-up our ‘Streets for People’ meeting. 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
Saturday 10 November - All Things Spooky – Southsea Wildlife Watch 10-12 at the Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade, PO4 9RF. Southsea Wildlife Watch is a nature group for children aged 5 – 12 yrs. £4 suggested donation.
Saturday 17 November - Repair Café Portsmouth 10:30–1pm at Buckland URC, 174 Kingston Road, Fratton, Hampshire, PO2. This is a free event, where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zip, rusty tools, old bicycle, holey jumper and work with the volunteers to make the necessary repairs to keep it running. Save yourself some money and help the environment by fixing rather than replacing.
Friday 16 November - Talk on ladybirds: a gardener’s best friend 7:30-9:30pm at St Faith's Parish Centre, St Faith's Church, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NF. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, speaker Bryan Pinchen. Suggested donation: £3.
Saturday 17 November - Acting on Air Pollution’ organised by Hampshire Climate Action Network 10.15- 1.00 (refreshments from 9.55) at the Friends Meeting House, 1a Ordnance Road, Southampton SO15 2AZ. Agree actions on air pollution across the Solent/Hampshire area. Open to all. Book your place by emailing HCAN@winacc.org.uk
Saturday 17 November - Make your own advent calendar & Christmas crackers Zero Waste event. 10-1pm at MAKE at Aldingbourne Enterprise, 1 Cornwall Road, Fratton, PO15AA. Free event. No booking required. Donations of leftover arts and craft material are welcome (coloured papers, craft paper from packaging, used wrapping paper etc).
Tuesday 20 November - Milton Locks Wildlife Tots 10:30-12 Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust at Milton Locks Nature Reserve for a session of outdoor play for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Older siblings are welcome to join in as it is half term.
Friday 30 November - Secrets of the Solent Project talk 8pm at the Tudor Sailing Club, Eastern Road, Portsmouth PO3 5LY. Emily from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will talk about the secrets of the Solent project and wildlife you can find in Langstone harbour.
Friday 30 November - See Bin, Sea Change event 4-8pm at the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Come and browse the plastic-free Christmas market, meet Christmas Claws and listen to talks about the latest research concerning plastic in our oceans. Everyone is welcome.
#Footprint Calculator - Find out using the World Wildlife Fund’s ‘footprint calculator’