It was great to see over 60 people turn out for our food, farming and environment event organised jointly with Stokesley Deanery Environment Network. We heard from Howard Petch CBE former Principal of Bishop Burton College and local famers Robert Campbell MBE former Chairman of the national organisation LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and DavidContinue reading “Food, farming and environment”
An update has been provided by Alex Kay, Senior Transport Planning Officer, Highways and Engineering, North Yorkshire County Council following the Stokesley, Great Ayton Guisborough cycleway options appraisal undertaken last year. The Public and Active Transport group will now be looking at the next steps following this update.
English Pastoral : An Inheritance, by James Rebanks James Rebanks is a shepherd and hill farmer who lives and works in Cumbria. English Pastoral is his second book and in it he tells his story of his family’s two farms, how they changed over three generations and how he became a passionate guardian of hisContinue reading “English Pastoral : An Inheritance”
‘How bad are bananas?‘ – by Mike Berners-Lee – – new edition – updated and expanded – 2020 Profile Books. “I suspect as you are reading this review, you would like to do the right thing for the climate or at least wanted to be armed with the facts so you know how to reallyContinue reading “‘How bad are bananas?’”
Over 40 people, of all ages, attended the Build Back Better event in Stokesley Town Hall, run by the Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group on Saturday 19th September. Lots of ideas of action that can be taken by individuals were shared around the themes of Energy, Environment, Food, Transport and Waste. If you weren’t able toContinue reading “Successful Build Back Better event”
Please complete our survey to help us build up a picture of dietary habits and wishes regarding plant-based food. The food sub-group has held several meetings recently to look at how to increase the availability of sustainable food. Caroline and Noemi are part of the food sub-group and their goal is it to convince local restaurants andContinue reading “Food survey”
We would like your help in showing our MP Rishi Sunak that a lot of people are asking that the Government take the opportunity to build back better following the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to think how we live. Please sign our online letter to Rishi Sunak, if you live in the Stokesley andContinue reading “Build back better letter to MP”
Last week the Government launched its new Cycling and Walking Plan for England along with a range of measures to encourage walking and cycling. There isn’t a better time to push for routes needed to help decarbonise transport. In order to move forward with the plans for the Endeavour Way, a new sub-group of theContinue reading “Endeavour Way update July 2020”
During our online meeting on 19th May, Phil Barber, who lives in Stokesley, told us about how he came to take part in the Climate Assembly UK. He kindly agreed to us recording his overview so that those who couldn’t attend the meeting could hear what he had to say.
Unsheltered – by Barbara Kingsolver For me, this was a life changing novel. It has deepened my understanding of the thinking about why some people think how they do and what motivates them to do so. As an unabashed devotee of the Great American Novel I was eager to read the latest book by BarbaraContinue reading “‘Unsheltered’”