Climate Action Menston: August/September Highlights

CAM Public Meeting

The next CAM meeting will be held in person on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 7:15 for 7:30 at the Parish Rooms, St John’s Church, Menston. We are delighted to have the acclaimed speaker Dr Rick Battarbee: Emeritus Professor of Environmental Change at University College London and co-ordinator of the Addingham Environment Group. He will give a talk on “One planet living” – a short introduction on the global challenges we face and then examples of how they are trying to tackle them in Addingham.

Otley Repair Cafe

Climate Action Menston, at their Green Festival on 18th September, were really interested to hear about the Otley Repair Cafe that operates from the Courthouse Centre on the last Sunday of each month from 10-2pm. Do you have items that need repair? If so, the next cafe is on Sunday 26th September from 10am.  You should be prepared to stay and watch the repair so you can learn for next time!

Great Big Green Week

Timetable now available!

The Great Big Green Week in Menston is kicking off with Menston Green Festival, on Saturday 18th September. Other events during the week include walks, a preschool pollinator event, children’s photo competition and the CAM Public meeting (see above). For more details, watch this space. Come and join in.

MANT

Congratulations to our Treewilding spinoff – MANT is now a registered charity no. 1195510! Menston Area Nature Trust vision is to acquire land locally and turn it into nature reserves for all to enjoy. For more information, visit www.mant.org.uk


Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds City Council approved the application to expand Leeds Bradford Airport on 11th February. If you are concerned about the extra carbon emissions that would result from this, you might wish to support GALBA’s campaign to launch a legal challenge to the council’s decision.

If you are concerned about the noise from the airplanes flying over Menston, join our campaign to check the flight paths are correct, and highlight when they are not. See the Travel & Transport page.

Menston Tree Trail

The Menston Tree Trail has been revamped by Menston in Bloom! Download a copy here.

Menston Green Festival

Announcing the first Green Festival in Menston, as part of the Great Big Green Week. Come and take part on Saturday 18th September 2021 between 11 and 4pm outside Kirklands, Main St, Menston. There will be a variety of talks on a range of environmental issues, stalls, Menston in Bloom, a smoothie bike, vegan cakes, Menston Area Nature Trust and lots more! For more details, see Menston Green Festival.

Photo Competition for Budding Snappers!

Grant Awarded to CAM

CAM is grateful for the support provided from the Shipley Area Committee for printing banners and other media.

New Crossing Trial outside Menston Primary School

Following CAM’s consultation workshops with residents and Menston Primary School, Bradford Council are trialling a new crossing outside Menston Primary School the week of 19th July. For full details please visit this page. Any comments would be gratefully received at transport@climateactionmenston.org.uk

CAM AGM

CAM held its first AGM on 9th June 2021. The minutes are available here.



Climate Action Menston is grateful to the Shipley Area Committee for their support