22 August 2022 | by Helen Frederick
It’s been a while since our last newsletter- We’ve all been so busy at the Hub setting up the Uniform Exchange and hosting family art activities! There’s loads to tell you about including upcoming water themed events in September and October and an update on our school uniform exchange. But first…
Now we have a new lease on the Hub, great links with local groups and wonderful volunteers, we thought it was a good time to plan for the future. So in July, 40 people joined the SEA trustees for a ‘peoples assembly’ to answer the key question: ‘What change do we want the SEA Climate Hub to create by 2025?’ Thanks to all who took part.
Many creative and interesting ideas were put forward in small groups, and each group attempted to name one thing they felt was the most important- As you can imagine, that was a hard thing to do! A big thank you to Sally Markwell for doing an in depth academic analysis of our discussion. please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a copy. Here’s a summary of the themes:
So what are the next steps? The SEA trustees have already started using the ideas as a basis for planning. And don’t worry if you couldn’t make it- there’ll be more people’s assemblies- we’ve got something cooking for October.
Water has been much on our minds this summer, with severe drought in the UK causing health problems, wildfires and crop failures. We also took part in SEA Magic in Newhaven, some of us dressed as merpeople! So it’s fitting to explore more aspects of our life giving water based ecosystems. Here are just a few of the things we have planned- Watch our social media and events listings here on the website for more:
Fancy diving without getting wet? Come to the SEA Climate Hub to try a family friendly, educational virtual reality & 360 film experience.
Tickets are £10 (4 people for 30 mins) or £5 (2 people for 30 mins). ***But for half price tickets, enter the code SEASQUIRT***
Come and learn about the amazing biodiversity of the local waters, the threats it faces from plastics and climate change and how you can help keep our waters and marine life safe!
SCIP and paper artist Lauren Hayes have been working with members of the Sussex community to create an amazing array of sea creatures out of paper. These wonderful creations will form part of a larger paper installation exploring the marine life of Seaford and Sussex.
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd to 18th September. See this link for dates and times. FREE. Booking optional.
A day for everyone to come together, celebrate, learn and take action for our river Ouse. Love Our Ouse – celebrate learn act
Due to amazing support from Seaford families and Hub volunteers, we now have lots of stock of uniform for all Seaford schools, including some P.E kit, shoes and trainers. It’s really caught on in the community and many families have benefitted whilst keeping clothes out of the incinerator. We always need more though, so please drop donations to the Hub. We were so pleased to be contacted by Seaford Town Football Club recently about adding football boots to our offer! (These should be available early September.)
We don’t charge for uniform and don’t ask for income details. Just take what you need for the coming term and make a donation of uniform or cash if you can.
Can you volunteer?! We’re expecting more uniform in the new term which will need sorting. And we also need link people in each school. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
Throughout October the Hub aims to support people to reduce energy consumption and reduce bills. We’re also looking at what a renewable energy project for Seaford would look like.
Do you have any ideas or expertise to share to help is with the planning?