Saturday 21st May 7.30pm – Jonny and the Baptists – the End is Nigh. ‘Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece that climate change would end the world. To stop her crying, he and Paddy promised to fix it. They tried really hard…’ This musical comedy show about family, friendship and environmental disaster comes from the award wining stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and looks like it could be great fun. The Pound have agreed to offer a special ticket price of Continue reading →
The Climate Reality Project pose the question – did you know wind power is one of the most affordable and viable sources of clean energy? In fact, from 2009 to 2015, the cost of generating electricity using wind energy fell 61 percent. The US Department of Energy even shows that increasing wind power development in the US could save Americans $149 billion net by 2050. Great cost savings is just one of the many benefits of wind power. But many people don’t know about this wind win Continue reading →
Got something that needs fixing? We can mend computers, clothing and fabric, furniture and electrical appliances. Come along to Corsham Repair Café on Sat 19 Sept – and it’s free!
Pollination – visual insights Working across 20 different countries, at Kew Gardens in London or in her own garden, Heather Angel has captured images that provide an intriguing insight into how flowers communicate with their pollinators. Heather Angel is an internationally renowned nature photographer and will talk about the fascinating ways flowers entice, or reject, pollinators. She will illustrate her talk with her amazing close-up and flash photography. Heather is the past President of the Royal Photographic Society and received an honorary Doctorate from Bath University. Continue reading →
A great article on our Repair Café in the latest issue of Wiltshire Life… Wiltshire Life_Repair Cafe … including a mention of the next Repair Café at The Pound, on 19th September, 2 – 4pm.
Confirmation of the new operating hours for Wiltshire’s 11 recycling centres…
Following on from the success of our recent Give and Take days in Corsham and Box we are pleased to announce an expanded event at Corsham’s Springfield Community Campus on Saturday 26th September, from 10.30-12.30. As well as the ever-popular free community swap shop there will be a variety of stalls for people to browse and find out more information on a range of environmental and sustainability topics. Plus we’ll be serving refreshments – all Fairtrade, naturally! More details to follow…
Orchard Meeting and Updated Actions and Achievements from 12th May Sally, Paul and I met today and walked round the orchard. It’s looking fantastic, so a huge thank you to all the stakers and pruners, the weeders and litter pickers, the bench treaters and feeder hangers!! Huge thank you too to Wiltshire Wood Recycling who donated above their remit for the benches, bird boxes and bug boxes. Also huge thanks to Paul Weaver for donating the stakes, to Richard and Adam for donating the mulch Continue reading →
Duncan Hames MP has agreed to attend the next Transcoco meeting, at 7.30pm on April 28th at the Pound. Please come along if you’d like to examine Duncan on his track record on environmental and sustainability issues, and see what he has to say about the forthcoming election. If you’d like him to consider any points in more detail, please send me (Adam) your questions and I will pass them on to Duncan. Feel free to let anyone else know you who you think might Continue reading →
Here’s a poster with details of the next Give and Take Day, at 11am on April 11th at Selwyn Hall, Box. Hope you can make it, and do tell your friends – always some good things on offer (and a chance to get rid of things you don’t need). Also – don’t forget the next Open Meeting is Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm at the Pound – where Chris Crookall-Fallon will be taking on the chair for the first time….we’re expecting great things!