What We’ve Done

2021 a full summary

– COVID continues – no meeting
– Online AGM

– More Trees: Langton Green village rec planted last year growing well
– 277 tree saplings planted on the Tunbridge Wells Commons near the old racecourse
– Introduction of Tunbridge Wells Community Nature Reserve by guest speaker Cally Fiddimore from Kent High Weald Partnership
– Speaking at council meeting about Climate Emergency, Citizen’s Assembly and CEAP
– Online presentations on “Re-use, Repair, Don’t Waste”
– Litter picking a-go
– TerraCycle crisp packets recycling scheme

– Local Election Hustings on Climate Action with TWBC and KCC candidates
– Support for Biofuelwatch: Axe Drax
– Litter Picking on Earth Day and continue as a regular event (WhatsApp group)
– Tree saplings are growing

– NoMowMay – Marieke spared a tiny patch outside of Thackeray’s on London Road from being mowed—sparking some furious Tweeting. Since then, Liz made some mini placards that we put on the patch
– Earth Charter workshops with Silvia!

– Guest speaker Ben Hunt from RefugEase
– The Great Walk Together 20th June, 2pm

– Street Trees fundraising campaign – outdoor meeting in Calverley Grounds

– Seeds shared by Myriam grown well
– Local & Live Music festival, social catch up

– Great Big Green Week launch of the #TunWellsFOEArt campaign
– Promoting Repair Café at Trinity Theatre from 10am. Also, there’s a picnic and stalls from local charities (us included)
– Volunteers’ Thank You Picnic in Calverley Grounds courtesy of TWBC
– Face to face meeting at the Friends Meeting House in Tunbridge Wells
– Joined the Tunbridge Wells Lotto

– Start on prep for Global Day of Action in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday the 6th of November
– Plastic Free Tunbridge Wells meeting at the Zero Waste Shop
– COP26 Street stall

– COP26 Global Day of Action: “Liar, Liar, Earth’s On Fire!” at the King Charles the Martyr Church Hall
– Stalls, speakers and panels representing local organisations, such as CPRE, the Tree Council, Repair Cafe, 20sPlenty, Plastic Free Tunbridge Wells, High Weald and Kent Partnership, and a SWAP stall

Read all about our Global Day of Action COP26 event below:

– Tunbridge Wells FOE Christmas evening drinks on 10th December – cancelled (Covid!)
– Instead: litter picking session in the afternoon
– Funding for Street Trees
– We walked around the town centre with KCC Councillor James McInroy and two officers from the KCC tree team to identify possible locations for planting street trees
– Charlie’s Angels Kitchens launched at a Christmas Market

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