‘Climate Change: Growing Elephant, Shrinking Room’ – a talk by Prof. Eric Eisenhandler: Blewbury Manor Barn, Monday 30th October at 8pm, tickets £6 (including a glass of wine) from the Post Office.
There’s been a lot in the news about climate change, especially extreme weather. But the stories don’t often explain much and can be misleading. And in the UK, politicians are consumed by shorter term issues like Brexit.
Eric’s talk will explain climate change and its effects. Then he’ll cover renewable energy, including progress in dealing with intermittent energy sources (wind and solar), and summarise the UK situation. Discussion at the end.
Apple juicing sessions: There’s still one more session for turning your surplus apples into some of the best juice you’ve ever tasted: Sun. 5 Nov. 11am–1pm at Manor Stable. Bring (washed) apples, and clean glass screw-top wine bottles if you want to pasteurise your juice or plastic containers to freeze it. Cut out bad bits but no need to core the apples. Please arrive before noon if you want to pasteurise. Cost: £1 per pressing (large basket of apples); pasteurising 30p per bottle (keeps for up to a year). And bring the family too – children very welcome.
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Blewbury Garden Market EXTRA: Our Saturday morning stall at the Garage has finished for the year – many thanks to our enthusiastic producers and helpers for another good season. But don’t despair – at the Post Office we will have bread and cakes on Saturday mornings, and jam and occasional produce all week.
Village leaf clearance: Sunday 3rd December, from 2–4pm. We’re repeating last year’s leaf-clearing event, which was fun for everyone young and old, and cleared our lovely footpaths! And once again volunteers will have a reward: coffee or tea with fresh, home-baked cakes at the Blueberry. More details in the next issue.
Thermal imaging: Every winter we borrow a thermal imaging camera in order to help anyone who wants to improve their home’s insulation. It’s a double win, for the climate and for your bills. We also can check the effectiveness of any improvements that you have made. We’ll have the camera during January – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 850558 if you are interested in having this done. This service is free.
FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME
2 grey plastic Tesco buckets, barely used
Spear and Jackson secateurs
Pair of paddle-type leaf collectors
Electric hedge trimmer Bosch AHS 4-16
Electric chainsaw Husquavana 1200EL, purchased from Wests
Various artists materials e.g. Pastels, turpentine, paper, etc. Please contact me to see what there is.
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|Child’s wooden rocking chair. Cute. Can be dismantled.
|Black 330 litre Blackwall compost bin.
Two black metal curtain poles with twirly finials – one approximately 160cm long, the other slightly shorter.
New white WC seat (still in box)
|To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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