80-90 people in Seaton hear informative, inspiring talk on combating species extinction and climate change by EDDC Countryside officer James Chubb
Wednesday’s talk was full of practical experience, sound judgement and ideas on how we can help address extinction and climate change, which I hope EDDC and the Town Council will take forward in their plans. That’s our wonderful Holyford Woods, an important part of the talk, in the map on the screen (sorry the picture’s a bit dark). Many thanks to Extinction Rebellion Seaton for organising this event!
‘The impact of climate change on East Devon’s wildlife’ – talk by James Chubb of EDDC Countryside Team, Wednesday, 7 pm, 1 Harepath Road, Seaton
Boris Johnson’s senior advisor said “People think, and by the way I think most people are right: ‘The Tory party is run by people who basically don’t care about people like me.’”
Voters are right to think Tory MPs largely do not care about poorer people or the NHS, according to Dominic Cummings in comments that have emerged from two years ago.
Boris Johnson’s new senior adviser and a key architect of Brexit gave his damning view on Conservative MPs at a conference in 2017, where he said: “People think, and by the way I think most people are right: ‘The Tory party is run by people who basically don’t care about people like me.’ (View article here)
Peoples Postcode Lottery grants available to local groups, £500-£20k, but expressions of interest must be in by 14th August
Local charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £20,000 from a pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to community groups and social enterprises, can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks, until 14 August.
The funding is available through three different trusts, all of which are funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Each trust supports projects focussed on specific themes:
- People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and the prevention of poverty
- Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation
- Postcode Local Trust provides funding to groups that are dedicated to improving outdoor space, in addition to increasing access to it. Groups working on flood prevention measures and looking to implement renewable energy strategies are also eligible to apply.
Over 300 groups were awarded grants earlier this year, with sports groups for military veterans, counselling support services for young carers and sensory gardens for people with dementia among the groups that benefitted.
Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said, “It’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery – over £3 million in grants will have a tremendous impact on the fantastic work that grass-roots groups are doing in communities across Britain.
“Between the three trusts, there’s scope for a huge array of projects to benefit and I would urge all groups to look at the funding guides and apply.”
A minimum of 32% from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes directly to good causes. To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £450 million for more than 6,500 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
For more information, to view the funding guides and to apply please visit the trusts’ websites directly:
‘This situation is not of our making’, Tory DCC Cabinet member says at the Council meeting. I remind him that many Tory councillors voted for Johnson – and some for the Brexit Party in the European elections. You helped to create the ‘No Deal’ threat. Now own it, I tell them.
You can watch my speech here