About this Group
We are a friendly group of people working for the environment and the communities of Test Valley Borough. We campaign for sustainable solutions to environmental issues such as climate change, Fracking, air pollution, reducing plastic use, the Bee Cause, waste, recycling, transport, housing and nature conservation. Currently the group covers the whole Test Valley Area (including the main towns of Romsey and Andover).
When and Where
We meet about four times a year rotating between Romsey, Andover and Stockbridge. Non members are welcome to come to meetings and help with campaigns although we would encourage supporters to become a member if they can - it's only £5.00 + concessions.
The next meeting of Test Valley Friends of the Earth will be on 6 October 2018, 10.30am in the Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge - all welcome.
If you haven't been before, we are always keen to welcome new people to help out with stalls and campaigns or simply just coming along for interest. PLEASE DO JOIN US. - you dont have to be a member! - Lifts can be arranged from Romsey and Andover so do contact us if you would like one: [email protected]
In the meantime do keep in contact by email or ask to go on our mailing list. [email protected]
The Electric Car / Clean Air event with Transition Town Romsey on the 29th June 2018 - was a fantastic success! Over 15 owners of various electric cars came along and enthusiastically answered questions from the many interested people who came along. We also had a really eye opening talk by Matt Loxam (Senior Research Fellow at Southampton University) about the dangers of diesel exhaust. Please see the 'News' item below for more pictures and a copy of the presentation.
- We also had a stall at the Mayors Picnic in Romsey on the 1st July 2018 - we focused on the Clean Air campaign and also gave out materials from other campaigns such as Reducing Plastics and the Bee Cause.
- We recently had an eye-opening tour of a Solar Farm on the outskirts of Romsey - read all about it in the News section below.
- Our recent protest outside Barclays Bank in Andover - to tie in with a National Day of action calling on the bank to cease its heavy investment in fracking companies.
- Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with our stall at the Mayors Picnic, Romsey - see picture below.