Holycombe – House of Healing, Whichford
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We had a successful apple and pear picking trip to Portabello last Tuesday (13th october), thanks to Keith, and with the help of PC Guy Blacklock we were able to take the fruit picked to Shipston High School this afternoon. There is a blossoming Food Science after-school group there run by the Mrs Butterworth, Food Science teacher.
In a few weeks time I will be running the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme from Shipston Youth club, if there are any projects already running, can I ask if anyone would be willing to take on some young people so they can complete a section of their award? The relevant sections are either volunteer or skills. So they could volunteer to help with a specific project, or learn gardening skills over a set time period.
Open space events are designed to allow people and communities to share ideas there ideas on how a particular problem can be tackled, from these ideas practical projects and solutions can be established.
So if you've got some good ideas? Would like to get involved? or just would like to see whats going on, please come along.
The open space sessions will be on the following 3 topics: Food, Energy and Transport. These topics were popular areas concern and interest at the Age of Stupid film screening.
The dates for the Open Space sessions are as follows:
Energy: Oct 6th
Transport: Nov 10th
Please look out for further info on the events.
We look forward to seeing you there
Please contact us, if you have any inquiries
Join us for the Shipston-on-Stour premier of:
The Age of Stupid
7.30 Tuesday July 14th
with Pete Postlethwaite
Running time:92 mins
A drama-documentary exploring attitudes to climate change… Possibly the most important independent British film this century
“The first successful dramatisation of climate change to reach the big screen”… The Guardian
“Anything but a good-guys-versus-bad-guys polemic. It is angry but nuanced, despairing but strangely motivating”… New Statesman
“The film makes a pretty damn scary case for us to take climate change very seriously”… News of the World
“Fantastic. Knocks spots off An Inconvenient Truth”… Ecologist
The first public meeting of Transition Shipston and the Surrounding Area was addressed last month by guest speaker James Pavitt a founding member of National Association of Farmers’ markets. James talked about how the predicted increase in the price of oil and climate change will effect food production and the local economy. He said that in three short years the idea of Transition Towns has spread to over 150 communities including
The meeting which was attended by around 30 people then discussed how we can make the town and surrounding villages more self-reliant so that the community can become more resilient in the face of future food and energy “shocks”.
There were many interesting areas discussed:
One suggestion was to start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) scheme similar to the Canalside CSA near
Re-invigorating the local economy is a primary aim of Transition Towns. Places such as Totnes in Devon and Lewes in
Energy & Transport:
Energy & Transport could be a major issue in Shipston and the villages around if predicted oil shortages occur in the coming years. The meeting discussed ways of reducing energy consumption by encouraging more “ecological building” and it was suggested that local energy advisers are needed. Bulk shopping orders could be made by people living in the villages to cut down on travel. It was suggested that the Mill could be re-opened as a mill and more use could be made of the river. Schools are able to get grants for sustainable energy such as solar panels and wind generators to cut down on their fuel bills.