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Sustainable Blewbury

December 28, 2019

 

The adventures of a wildlife cameraman – a talk by Sean Morris

Monday 27th January, 8.00 pm, Melland Room, Blewbury Clubhouse

Sean was one of seven biologists from Oxford University who were united by the thrill of filming animals and plants in remote and exotic places for TV. They started a small company, Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), based in Bladon near Blenheim Palace. OSF soon became the world’s leading independent wildlife film company, and invented many of the specialist techniques now commonly used to create today’s blockbuster wildlife series.

Tickets £4, on sale in January at the Post Office. Doors open 7.30 pm; drinks will be available from the bar.

Get your home thermally imaged for free in January

Seeing where heat is leaking out can help you make your home more comfortable, save you money and reduce your carbon footprint by showing what can be done to improve your insulation. Sustainable Blewbury volunteers have imaged and provided short reports about more than 220 homes in Blewbury since 2009. To be on our list or get more information, email info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone Eric at 07935 232296.

Hedge laying

We have been working on the hedge along the east side of Tickers Folly Field. The work has already tidied up a fairly scruffy stretch of hedge and allowed more light into the community orchard. Some of the hedge is not suitable for laying but all the bits that are should be finished well before Christmas. The group will then plant some saplings, mostly hawthorn, along the rest of the hedge. We have been joined this year by new and enthusiastic members and will soon be moving on to lay a hedge along Pilgrims Way. If you would like to join in please contact John Ogden at jogden@blewbury.net.

Blewbury Climate Action – See the separate item for news of an important meeting

BLEWBURY FREECYCLE FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME E-MAIL TEL NO.
Travel iron. Russell Hobbs model 22470, small steam iron for travelling. Never been used. Jane Kinniburgh Janehkinniburgh@yahoo.co.uk 850341
·   Stainless steel standard uplighter with reading lamp attached.·   Pale wood backless bench with folding legs 1.7m. As new.·   Weber barbecue with lid and tools – very good condition Gill Edwards gilliedwards8@gmail.com 07711 904612
·   2 Dark wood Stag Minstrel 4 draw chest of drawers, ideal bedside cabinets·   1 Dark wood Stag Minstrel 6 draw Tall boy chest of drawers Julie Hetherington j.hetherington320@btinternet.com 850564
Flat screen Sony 32’’ TV with faulty remote control Hans Meijer info@hansmeijer.co.uk
To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (lydandmuz@gmail.com)

To find out more about Sustainable Blewbury go to www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk.
Getting involved is fun and can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to receive
our free monthly Newsletter, email
us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 01235 850372.

Sustainable Blewbury

November 28, 2019

Thermal imagingget your home imaged for free

In January we will be thermally imaging homes of all sorts, old, new and not so new, in Blewbury. Seeing where heat is leaking out can help can make your home more comfortable, save money and help towards saving the planet by reducing your carbon footprint. Contact us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone Eric at 07935 232 296 to be on our list or to get more information.

We need more helpers. It’s interesting work and no experience is needed to help take the images. If you want to delve deeper, you can also help us to write reports. Just contact us as above.

The Adventures of a Wildlife Cameraman

A talk by Sean Morris, Monday 27th January, Melland Room, Blewbury Clubhouse

Sean says: “For 40 years, I travelled the world, filming animals and plants for TV, often in remote and exotic locations. In 1968, seven biologists from Oxford University, united by the thrill of filming animals and plants, started a small company called Oxford Scientific Films (OSF). OSF soon became the world’s leading independent wildlife film company, and invented many of the specialist techniques now commonly used to create today’s block-buster wildlife series. The talk will be about how a handful of folk based near Woodstock achieved that, and about the fun and excitement we had while capturing some of nature’s most fascinating stories on film.”

Tickets £4, on sale in January at the Post Office. Doors open 7.30 pm; drinks will be available from the bar.

BLEWBURY FREECYCLE  FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME E-MAIL TEL NO.
2 wooden wine racks, 1 black plastic compost bin and lid, 1 water butt and lid (used but still viable) Lyn Blackie blackies10@btinternet.com 850795
Large, sturdy metal Christmas tree holder Mark Vaughn mark@mvaughn.demon.co.uk 07479 290296
Green wooden square holder for real Christmas tree (stump sits in water reservoir) Jo Lakeland jolakeland.48@gmail.com 850490
Liatorp IKEA square coffee table, glass topped with 4 display spaces plus shelf 93x93x50cm Luisa Baldini Luisamarchbaldini@gmail.com 07435 252411
To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (lydandmuz@gmail.com)

To find out more about Sustainable Blewbury go to www.sustainable-blewbury.org.uk.
Getting involved is fun and can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to receive
our free Newsletter, email
us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 01235 850372.