Plastic Free Eastbourne Monthly Meeting 40: Sunday 3rd April 7 pm Minutes

2 mins ~ Welcome & Personal greetings ~ depends how many are “in”. 1 minute each max.

Attenders: Oliver Sterno- Chair, Rachel Digby-Lees, Sally Mildner, Lara Lay

Thank you to Sue Dixon for minuting last month's Monthly Meeting.

1 min ~ Apologies: Sue Dixon, Catherine Clifford, David Stopp, Andrew Durling, Jane Wilde, Robin & Sue Sykes

Minuter ~ please someone volunteer for “Action/Decision” minutes End by: 7.03 Lara Lay was asked to take the minutes.

Bereavement moment ~ Claire Sumners Plastic Free Seaford & Regional SAS Rep

10 mins 1) “Speaker of the Month”: 11} ?? End by: 7.15

Sadly Andy Durling was not able to join the meeting to speak about his work setting up the community hub.

2) Matters arising from the minutes:

4 min ~ 1) Review: Last month's (17th) challenge success? Register for an event in our Festival

2 min ~ 2) Christina Kearley's crowdfunder for a refill station via her Half Marathon run

Personal best achieved and £500 raised (£481.49 after fees), congratulations and thanks extended to Christina

1 min ~ 3) Blue Flag and Seaside Awards progress.

Cllr Colin Swansborough is meeting Annie Wills (Head of Leisure and Tourism) to discuss the application for the Town’s Beach Award and Blue Flag status.

1 min ~ 4) Aviva Fundraiser ends 12th April End by: 7.23

£4060 raised to fund the new water station in the loo block by the Fisherman’s green and at Shinewater Park. The plan is to have these stations decorated by local artists.

10 min 3) Eastbourne Spring Water Festival 22”: 13th to 22nd May 2022

· Volunteers sought: please come forward.

Please check the website and volunteer for something that takes your interest.

· Website and other platforms

Rachel Cunningham our publicist is making progress with this.

· poster and flyer campaign ~ overall, conference, concert, eco-fair

Oliver is making progress with this. End by: 7.33

5 min 4) This month's ~No. 19 ~ Challenge of the Month: Register for an “ESWF22” event during March (same as last month's) End by: 7.38

3 min 5) Lobbying campaign: “Biomass Plastics” End by: 7.41

10 min 6) Monitoring our campaign's journey towards Carbon Neutrality by 2030

To get to carbon neutral by 2030 will need regular (annual?) target setting with reviews. Indicators need agreeing. Suggestions:

*number of refill stations; *number of PFChampions; *membership of PFE; *how many organisations have joined in this monitoring?

Towner & Lansdowne Hotel are setting this up Volunteer search? End by: 7.51

8 min 7) Refill* progress: a) Cornish Refill Stations: from “Our Only World” ~ Tina Robinson: progress report

b) Sue Dixon: spread the network into educational locations End by: 7.59

5 min 8) Aviva Community Fundraiser started 1st March. Ends 12th April: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/p/refill-station-in-shinewater-park-at-turing-school

Register on line to get involved and support End by: 8.04

10 min 9) Other causes ~

Participant contributions: to be “tabled”

· Great British Spring Clean 15th March to 10th April · https://www.makewaterfamous.com/news/spring-festival-will-raise-a-glass-to-communitys-water. "Make Water Famous" website End by: 8.14

10 min 10) Diary of events:

1. Friday 1st our eighth “Eastbourne Spring Water Festival 22” Steering Group meeting

2. Sunday 3rd: Monthly Meeting number 40th ~ online via Microsoft Teams or Lansdowne Hotel

3. 13th to 22nd: Eastbourne Spring Water Festival 22 End by: 8.24

4 min AOB:

~ Next month's challenge: ~Number 20 ~ Any suggestions?

RDL suggested a charity shop challenge: when you need something for the home or to wear try to source it from a charity shop

~ next meeting (41st) Sunday: 8th May, 7pm ON LINE Click here to join the Monthly Meeting or “Face to Face location to be decided. OS working on this.

“Speaker of the Month ~ to be chosen. RDL was asked to speak about the charity she volunteers for WRAS Wildlife rescue ambluance service

~ Items for next monthly meeting?? End by 8.28

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For sale: 1)Wild Tribe Heroes books by Ellie Jackson ~ £7.99p each. On line: in the notes section write “PFE” and we will receive the profits for each book sold ~ https://wildtribeheroes.com/shop/

2. “Plastic Free Eastbourne” Cotton T-Shirts £9 each; new version £14 each ~ Organic Regenerated Cotton “Ecologie” by Awdis.com

3. Litter pickers £4 each. £7 folding litter pickers

Please contact me if you would like to purchase from these last 3 items.

Thank you to Lara Lay for producing these “Action” minutes

Oliver Sterno Community Leader ~ Plastic Free Eastbourne

Community Coordinator ~ Refill Eastbourne