Portsmouth Friends of the Earth
Do you want Portsmouth’s streets to be safe, healthy and pleasant? If so, come to our free talk and discussion.
Doors open at 7:15pm and everyone is welcome.
Megan Streb, Sustrans Partnership Manager, South, will inspire us by describing how communities around the world are connecting people and places, creating the neighbourhoods they want to live in, whether for walking, cycling, playing, chatting or sitting.
There’ll be plenty of time for questions and we’ll collect everyone’s ideas for making streets in Portsmouth safe, healthy and pleasant to pass on to the City Council.
Monday 17 September – Planning Meeting. Join us at 7pm to discuss our three campaigns: clean air, making Portsmouth a walkable city and saving 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
Tuesday 4 September - Film Show: A Simpler Way 7:30pm Gosport Friends of the Earth will run this film which is an honest portrayal of the challenges and rewards of simple living. Methodist Church, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JB Entry is free but donations of £2.50 are welcome. Light refreshments will be available.
Saturday 8 September - Hants/Sussex Border Walk Meet at 10am opposite Christchurch Forestside, PO9 6EE. Friends of Langstone Harbour have organised this walk of approximately 9 miles through Idsworth, Blendworth and Rowlands Castle where we can take a lunch break (bring your own or buy in the tea room). Dogs on leads welcome. Suggested donation £2.
Wednesday 12 September - Portsmouth Green Drinks 7:30-9pm at Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Portsmouth. Two local artists will talk about their work and love of the environment.
Friday 14 September - The Package Free Larder Initial Community Meet-up 7-9pm Southsea Coffee, Osborne Road, Southsea PO5 3LS. We are looking for passionate and committed people to join our team to create Portsmouth first packaging-free supermarket.
Saturday 15 September - Help Clean Southsea Beach 10-12pm. Help Southsea Beachwatch clean the local beach as part of the Maritime Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean and Survey. All equipment will be provided, so just head down to the promenade near Rocksby's Café at 10am. If you can’t make it for 10am, just drop-in anytime between 10 and 11:30.
Saturday 15 September 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.
Sunday 16 September - South Downs Autumn Foraging Course - 12-3:30pm Standard £45, under 16 £22.50 and under 12s free. Meet outside the Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre at 12. Booking essential.
Tuesday 25 September - Milton Locks Wildlife Tots 10:30-12 Come along to Milton Locks Nature Reserve for a session of outdoor play for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Booking is essential. email@example.com Suggested donation of £4 per child.
Friday 28 September - Zero Waste Group Meeting - 6-8pm The Maker's Guild, Upper Floor, the Guildhall, PO1 2AB Portsmouth. This month will focus on planning events and activities for the next six months. (Website not updated).
Saturday 29 September - Southsea Wildlife Watch - Trip to Milton Locks Nature Reserve. 10-12. Join the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s monthly nature group for children starting at Cumberland House Natural History Museum. Wildlife Watch is open to children aged 5-12 and their families, with lots of opportunities to discover more about local nature. From bug hunts to beach trips, crafts and games, Watch is all about family fun outdoors, making friends and learning about wildlife.
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