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An update from Transition Town Market Harborough

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From left to right are:
Cannon Brian Davis [TTMH], Vicky Keskeys and Richard Taylor [LWYL], Darren Woodiwiss [TTMH], Peter Ellement [LWYL] and Mark Baverstock [TTMH]

** Press Release
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** Two prominent local environment groups have joined forces
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** Transition Town Market Harborough [TTMH] and the newly launched Market Harborough Environment Group [MHEG] – with its Love Where You Live and Morsbag initiatives – are two grass roots groups aiming to impact positively on the local environment. In combining resources each has renewed their commitment to working with the community to make a more sustainable Market Harborough.

The move – celebrated at the AGM on Saturday – is especially welcome because MHEG – formerly the Harborough Improvement Team [HIT] Environment Group has had a period of uncertainty following the winding up of HIT.

Darren Woodiwiss from TTMH said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Environment Group to Transition Town Market Harborough. There is a natural synergy in our aims and by working together we can both be more effective.”

Mary Danks from the newly formed MHEG said:

“We are very excited to be working alongside TTMH as we enter a new era in our recycling and litter action work.”

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** Notes for editors
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** Transition Town Market Harborough runs local community led projects to rebuild local resilience and sustainability. It was founded in 2007 and is the 22^nd member of the Transition Town Network.

Currently MHEG’s initiatives include:

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** Market Harborough Love Where You Live and Work
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** Named after a Keep Britain Tidy initiative. The group promotes recycling as part of its aims.

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** Morsbag pod
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** which recycles fabric to create free reusable bags to raise awareness of, and replace, environmentally damaging plastic bags
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** Links
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MHEG web page (http://www.transitionharborough.org.uk/?page_id=693)
Morsbag page (http://www.transitionharborough.org.uk/?page_id=704)
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