SEEFoE Meeting, 6th March 2012

Agenda

  1. Housekeeping
    • Apologies for absence
    • Minutes of last meeting
      • Marinet membership renewed
      • National campaign choices made – Bees, Greener Products
    • Membership fees for 2012 due
    • Next meeting
  2. Activism Forum, 3rd March
  3. Campaign Updates
    • Estuary Airport
    • SAEN
    • Marinet
    • Bees Campaign – Proposed Training Day
  4. Forthcoming Events
  5. AOB

Minutes

Due to illness, March’s meeting was cancelled. Please see below for details of the updates that would have been shared during the meeting.

  1. Housekeeping:
    • Apologies for absence
    • Minutes of last meeting
      • Marinet membership renewed
      • National campaign choices made – Bees, Greener Products
    • Membership fees for 2012 due:
      A reminder that everyone needs to renew their membership
    • Next meeting:
      Monday 2nd April, 7:30pm at 62 East Street
  2. Activism Forum, 3rd March:
    DW attended the Activism Forum meeting in Birmingham on 3rd March. A variety of topics were discussed, including FoE’s new branding, the Earth Course and discussion on improving Conference and Regional Gatherings. The new branding will launch during April and more details should be available on this by the time of our next meeting.
  3. Campaign Updates:
    • Estuary Airport:
      The meeting organised by JF on 10th Feb was attended by about 70 people, which was a good turn-out considering that it was very cold and there was snow lying. An email mailing list has been established and we are working alongside Friends of North Kent Marshes and the RSPB. Medway Council has also established contact. It is proposed to organise a similar meeting on Canvey in the near future.
    • SAEN:
      SAEN is contemplating a name change to remain relevant and focus on limiting night flights and noise.
    • Marinet:
      Marinet continues to campaign on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. For more details, please visit the Marinet website.
    • Bees Campaign – Proposed Training Day:
      Our Network Developer, Tom Wright, is proposing a training day on the new Bees campaign in Chemlsford between 11am and 4pm on one of the following dates: 28th April, 19th May or 9th or 16th June. Please let Denis know if you are interested in going and which of those dates you’d prefer.
  4. Forthcoming Events:
    • 13-14/03 9:15am – SBC’s Funding a Green Future 2012 conference
      Palace Hotel, Southend (see email to SEEFoE Members for more details)
    • 26/03 10:30am – DfT Essex Thameside consultation
      Westcliff Hotel, Westcliff (see email to SEEFoE Members for more details)
    • 29/03 7pm – Transition Drinks
      Cricketers Pub, London Road, Westcliff
    • 09/06 – SEEOG coach trip to Capel Manor Gardens & Forty Hall Farm, Enfield
      Contact Carole Shorney on 01702 201914 or caroleshorney@hotmail.com for details.
  5. AOB:
    Carole Shorney emailed to let us know about a “Costing the Earth” programme on electricity generation from thorium. You can listen online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4wn.
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