Brookvale Green Week

Basingstoke Green Week is something BTN has been helping to organise for the last 10 years. Things were a little different this year, but despite social restrictions Green Week went ahead with events across the borough. One event was the Brookvale Sustaibability Day – BTN members hosted workshops on issues as diverse as Green Infrastruture,… Continue reading Brookvale Green Week

BTN Annual General Meeting, 7th September 2021

BTN will hold its AGM at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 7th September 2021, by Zoom.  The AGM will be followed by our regular business meeting.  The agenda and report are at: AGM2021agendaMB.  Financial statements for 2019 to 2021: Annual Accounts 2020-2021 Annual Accounts 2019-2020.  We are looking for volunteers to stand for election for the… Continue reading BTN Annual General Meeting, 7th September 2021

From Boringstoke to Ecostoke! BTN launches standard for new homes in the Borough

BTN today (Wednesday 16th June 2021) released its proposal for a new standard for energy efficiency and sustainability of the planned developments in the Borough, to coincide with this evening’s meeting of the Borough Council’s Manydown Overview Committee.  Our standard is on this page:  BTN Manydown Standard and our press release is here: Press Release

Petition against felling Oakdown Oaks for J7 warehouse

A petition against the felling of a number of mature oak and other trees to make room for the planned warehouse next to Junction 7 of the M3 has gathered over 89,000 signatures – see  

BTN Hustings 21st April for Borough Council elections 6th May 2021

Watch the hustings (here or on YouTube) and find our how the candidates answered the questions put to them. The next three years are the most critical 3 years in modern times. The Climate Emergency, post-COVID, is the key election issue. The first council elections for 2 years are upon us. And, on May 6th,… Continue reading BTN Hustings 21st April for Borough Council elections 6th May 2021

South West Basingstoke – Why Restoring Nature Means Planning Differently

Basingstoke must do much more to put nature recovery, biodiversity, accessible green spaces and a healthy environment at the heart of the planning process. The recently published Vision for South West Basingstoke does not conform to national planning policy for protecting and restoring biodiversity and deserves root and branch revision. The issues raised are not… Continue reading South West Basingstoke – Why Restoring Nature Means Planning Differently

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Basingstoke Transition Network

At Basingstoke Transition Network (BTN) we believe we can work together to find ways to reduce our carbon emissions and develop sustainable lifestyles while building a resilient and flourishing local community. We also wish to protect the natural environment and promote improved bio-diversity and nature conservation within the borough.  BTN is part of the Transition… Continue reading Basingstoke Transition Network

2020 Air Pollution report from Borough Council

The Council issued its statutory report on air pollution for 2020 (actually covers 2019 and is dated June 2020)  which is accessible from its page: Basingstoke Clean Air Campaign has reviewed it and notes the following points: 12 sites commenced monitoring air quality in 2017 (including in Bramley and Chineham but mostly on busy… Continue reading 2020 Air Pollution report from Borough Council

Hampshire 2050 Partnership The Hampshire 2050 Commission of Inquiry reported in 2019, and more recently, on 21st July 2020, held a meeting on “Creating a Sustainable Hampshire”, the report of which is here: This (virtual) meeting looked at five key areas: Rebuilding a more sustainable economy Cutting air pollution and promoting active travel Creating greener, digitally… Continue reading Hampshire 2050 Partnership