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Hampshire Against Fluoridation Petition

Time is running out to sign the petition against Water Fluoridation…

Industrial-grade fluoride is due to be added to the drinking water of the Southampton area. The consultation showed that 72% of local people were against compulsory water fluoridation. Despite this, the Strategic Health Authority (based outside the area in Berkshire) is determined to push the scheme through before they are abolished in 2012. Is this fair? Is this ethical? Is this democratic? Is Southampton willing to be both the first and last area to be used to further the pro- fluoridation lobby?

If this makes you angry and you live, work or study in Southampton, then please sign the petition calling on Southampton City Council to take action and  have a Full Council debate on this. Full details of how to do this below:

The e-petition is on Southampton City Council’s website:

www.southampton.gov.uk/moderngov/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=18&RPID=5121510&HPID=5121510 or go to the website (www.southampton.gov.uk) and click on Your Council (bottom right hand side) and then click on Petitions and then browse All Petitions.

Alternatively,  contact Hampshire Against Fluoridation for details of how to sign the paper version of the same petition Tel: (02380) 493776 or E-mail nofluoride@googlemail.com

 

Click Here for a Say No to Fluoridation Petition Form

Havant gearing up for first ever eco festival

ECO MISSION Ray Cobbett, left, from Friends of the Earth, Havant Cllr Mike Fairhurst, centre, and Mark Willenbruch from the Havant Transition Network promoting Havant Goes Green festival

By Elise Brewerton
Published in the Portsmouth News – Wednesday 11th May 2011

THERE’S just weeks to go until a whole town turns green.

Council vans have all had the green message emblazoned on them ahead of the Havant Goes Greener week.

The borough council, along with eco group Havant Transition Network and Friends of the Earth, aim to show how small changes can make a difference.

Ray Cobbett, from Friends of the Earth, said: ‘We want to encourage changes like reducing waste, supporting local shops, using the bus or bike instead of the car, buying greener energy and caring for our open spaces.

‘Throughout the week and across the borough experts will share their knowledge on eco housing, recycling, grow-your-own fruit and veg, bee keeping, saving energy and money, alternative transport and getting active.’

It culminates in Havant Park with the Family Green Fair where there will be music and entertainment alongside dozens of stalls where you can buy green products.

Go to www.havantgoesgreener.org.uk

Southampton biomass plant plan to be revised

Published on the BBC News Website 26th April 2011

The developer planning to build a £300m biomass power station in Southampton has announced it will amend its plans and hold a second public consultation.

Helius Energy wants to build the 100 megawatt wood-fired plant at the city’s Western Docks.

The firm has said fuel would be “sustainably sourced” and the impact on air quality would be “negligible”.

But campaigners against the plan say the plant would be “visually intrusive” and increase transport congestion.

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