BTN responds to Borough Council Plan 2020-2024

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s consultation on its plan for 2020-2024 and budget 2020-21 ends on 1st January, so we have just submitted BTN’s response, which is here: BTNresponseto2020-2024plan1412j There’s still time for you to make a personal response – see https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/priorities for online form and all the supporting documents. The budget bottom line is… Continue reading BTN responds to Borough Council Plan 2020-2024

Successful Hustings Thursday 28th November

We had a successful hustings at Christ Church Chineham on Thursday.  All five candidates came and answered questions put beforehand and from the floor.  The meeting was recorded – please go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransitionBasingstoke/videos/ Questions received, not all of which were put because of time constraints, are here. GEhustingsquestionsanonymisedreordered

General Election 2019

CANDIDATES HUSTINGS & QUESTIONS THURSDAY 28th November 2019 7:45-9:30 PM CHRIST CHURCH, CHINEHAM, RG24 8LT Basingstoke constituency candidates will speak and answer voters’ questions on: climate change, air pollution, energy and waste, and related subjects: Jonnie Jenkins, Green Kerena Marchant, Labour Maria Miller, Conservative Sashi Mylvaganam, Liberal Democrat Alan Stone, independent Chair: TBA. PLEASE SUBMIT… Continue reading General Election 2019

12th December General Election!

Basingstoke Transition Network poses these questions to candidates for the election on 12th December 2019. Important: if you want more information about voting (registering, applying for postal vote) go to https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/general-election-2019 ) 1. Air PollutionThe Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) set out the dangerous impact… Continue reading 12th December General Election!

Climate Emergency: From Declarations to Action

A conference for local climate action groups on Saturday 16th November 2019 at the Institute of Education, University College, London. Booking via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/75109122407 Flyer at ClimateEmergencyLondonmeeting2019_11_16flyer It is, apparently, free.  

Green Week 2019 starts on 21st September

Basingstoke Green Week 2019, brought to you by BTN, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and partners, has an exciting programme starting on Saturday 21st September with stalls in Castle Square, The Malls, and ending on Monday evening 30th September with Cafe Scientifique, “Treatment for an enlarged carbon footprint” (7.30 pm, Tea Bar). The programme is… Continue reading Green Week 2019 starts on 21st September

Climate Emergency Motions – pack the gallery on 18th!

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is debating a Climate Emergency Motion at its full meeting on Thursday 18th July at 6.30 pm. This is a momentous occasion for Basingstoke Transition Network, but we need your support to encourage the Council not to water the motion down.  Every Councillor needs to see that the public supports… Continue reading Climate Emergency Motions – pack the gallery on 18th!

BTN’s outline for a Climate Change Emergency motion

Hampshire County Council is debating a “Climate Emergency” motion today (Friday 17th May 2019), and one is  being considered for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.  We suggested at the 23rd April hustings that concrete targets for such a motion should include: The Council switches all its energy use to renewables by 1st January 2020, ie… Continue reading BTN’s outline for a Climate Change Emergency motion

Successful hustings on 23rd April – now the elections are over, hold the Council members to account and take action ourselves as citizens!

The questions we posed before the meeting are here The main thing is to get the Council to act as if there’s a climate emergency, regardless of whether it declares one. Councillors agree that we need a Local Plan with TEETH – “must” and “shall”-type words; and an environmental impact assessment with every plan. They… Continue reading Successful hustings on 23rd April – now the elections are over, hold the Council members to account and take action ourselves as citizens!