Monday, February 22, 2010

Celebrating our third birthday....

Deal With It held its third AGM on Saturday 13th February 2010. Rosemary Rechter, Deal With It co-ordinator said: “We have had a really successful year; both in the number & variety of events we have organised and in getting the message on climate change out to the people of Deal”.

The highlights in the past year have been:
  • The very popular ‘Celebrate Your Deal’ event headlining local produce & green issues
  • The packed meetings with Caroline Lucas, MEP and Michael Meacher MP
  • Film showings of the ‘Age of Stupid’ at the Pines Calyx
  • The groups involvement in the district council’s Local Development Strategy
  • Working with the Energy Saving Trust to get local home energy audits.

The meeting agreed the following priorities for the Group in 2010:

  • To become a supporter of Fair Trade
  • To work towards Deal gaining ‘transition town’ status
  • To support and extend the campaigns on transport and especially local train provision
  • Establishing more local links with villages and other local organisations
  • Re-run the ‘Celebrate Your Deal’ in October
  • Organise meetings on Home energy in March and the impact of Climate change on wildlife (with the RSPB) in April.
This year’s committee is:
· Rosemary Rechter (Co-ordinator), Victoria Nicholls (Secretary), Helen Reeve (Treasurer)
· Becky Lythgoe, Sue Delling, Sarah Gleave & Steve Wakeford (Publicity)

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