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Sustainable Blewbury

May 31, 2021

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Sustainable Blewbury home heating group

For many of us, heating our homes is the biggest contributor to our carbon footprint. Lower-carbon solutions such as heat pumps are available, but each home is different, and it can be a challenge to find what’s most suitable and affordable in each case. We’ve formed a new group within Sustainable Blewbury to improve our own knowledge and help others to find out what could work for them.

Seven people came to the first (virtual) meeting of the group on 4th May, bringing a lively mix of knowledge and experience – we learned quickly that we all have unanswered questions and none of our homes are perfect! Ideas came forward about installing underfloor heating in old houses, insulation, air source and ground source heat pumps and more. We plan three main activities: (1) to arrange outside speakers with specific experience; (2) to collect information, especially personal practical experiences that complement the official and commercial literature; (3) to share the information and help anyone to find ways to make their heating more sustainable. Anyone is welcome to bring information, ideas and questions – no knowledge or commitment is required. Please contact Neville Hargreaves: neville@brokenwood.org for more information.

Blewbury Garden Market

We are off to a flying start this year, with several record-breaking Saturday morning sessions (9.15 to 11.15 am) and with a big boost from the Blewbury Bread Company. The main interest so far is mainly plants and seedlings, but we expect to get more produce as the season progresses. We also have ample supplies of local honey and jam.

If you have surplus produce, fruit, vegetable or flower seedlings, or preserves or baked goods, bring them along at 9.00 am on a Saturday and we can try to sell them (you keep 90% of the price). If you would like to volunteer to help on the stall (in a COVID-safe way), please contact either Eric (850558 or 07935 232 296) or John (850372).

BLEWBURY FREECYCLE   FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME E-MAIL TEL NO.
A pair of retro/ vintage wood case Japanese Lafayette SK-300 decoretteV 25w 8 ohm audio speakers Nick Forder bchucks@mail.com 01235 850744
5ft Airsprung king size bed with 4 drawers underneath. Comes from spare bedroom so not used much. Susanne Booth susannebooth@gmail.com 85085607504 070324
If you have any items to freecycle please email a short description (using ‘freecycle’ as your subject), and include your email and phone number. Lydia Inglis (lydandmuz@gmail.com).

Getting involved in Sustainable Blewbury can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to

receive our free bi-monthly Newsletter, email info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 850372.