Sustainable Blewbury

“Old Houses, Warm Houses”, Wednesday 16th November at 8.00 pm, Blewbury Manor Barn:  A talk by Marianne Suhr, Historic Buildings Surveyor.

Marianne, who lives in Blewbury and is the author of ‘Old House Eco Handbook’, will guide homeowners through a variety of options to prepare for the winter months. She will discuss windows and doors, roofs and walls, and techniques for retrofitting older buildings whilst retaining historic fabric. She will focus on the recent renovation of Meers Parcel in Blewbury as an example. Tickets £6, including a glass of wine, available from Blewbury Post Office or on the door (if not sold out). All profits go to Blewbury Pre-school.

Apple juicing, Sunday 6 November, Manor Stable, 12–2 pm: Our last 2016 session for making delicious juice, good for a year. Bring your apples and screw-top glass wine-type bottles. Our equipment can also be hired: please contact For full details please see

Blewbury Garden Market Extra: Our Saturday stall at the Garage has now closed for the year – many thanks to our suppliers and purchasers for making it a success. During the coming months there will be bread and cake on sale at the Post Office on Saturday mornings from 9.30 am, and preserves and occasional produce all week. Please bring us anything you’d like to sell.

Thermal imaging of houses: We will be doing this again in January. If you would like your house imaged to check insulation, or re-imaged to check improvements, please email us at

Community Orchard: Plans for the Tickers Folly orchard are well advanced. We’ve selected a variety of apples, pears, plums, cherries – and a few surprises! Once the trees are mature there should be fruit ripening throughout the season. Planting starts in November, a few at a time, and each tree will be protected against deer and rabbits. We’ll be calling on the services of the many people who have volunteered to help – be warned! If you have questions or would like to help, please contact John Ogden – Note that the entire cost of the project is covered by a grant, so there is no cost to the village – and the fruit will be available to everybody!

Tabletop sale: If you would be interested in another sale please contact



HP Laserjet 3015 Black & White printer in working order

Jane Buss

 Electric Flymo  mower  – 12″ cut – useful for .edges and small areas

June Smith

Woodworking machine. Planer/thicknesser, 10“ width. Model ‘Kity 636’. Needs new electric starter switch

Richard Figgins

To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (

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