Free Compost Bins
Energy From Waste In Chipping Campden
Following a two-fundraising campaign led by Polly Taylor , there is now a climbing frame, swings, five-a-side football pitch and a basketball hoop, along with a slide and benches at the Queen's Avenue Play Area. Transition Shipston has been raising money for 3 years to plant a community orchard to surround the play area. On Sunday 19th January pear, cherry, plum and apple trees planted with the help of Shipston Cubs.Each cub will have his name put on the tree that he planted. The activity will be counted towards their cub badges. Herbs plus blackberry and raspberry bushes will be planted by another work party in a few weeks' time.
Mike Ashton, Chair of Transition Shipston, said: "I'm delighted that the site is now starting to come together. A year ago we started work with the first plantings and now much of the play equipment is in and the landscaping's going well."
Ilmington Solar School
The fund for the solar panels now stands at nearly £3000, thanks to the people sponsoring solar tiles on the website, a sponsored cycle and a sponsored swim. The target is £17000 so more fund raising events are planned. Donations welcome to:
Free Compost Bins
Warwickshire County Council are keen to promote home composting. It is a great way for gardeners to make their own compost and it diverts garden and food waste from the waste stream, saving Council tax money. To encourage residents of Warwickshire to either start composting or help existing home composters improve their knowledge, the County Council's waste management team are running a series of free home composting workshops across Warwickshire. Each resident attending the workshop will receive a free 330 litre compost bin. (Limited to one free bin per household). Each workshop will last approximately 45 minutes consisting of a 30 minute presentation by two County Council officers with an expertise in home composting and waste management plus a question and answer session. The workshops for the Stratford area is on Thursday 10th April
Holy Trinity Church Centre, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon 6.00pm - 6.45pm
We would be grateful if you could spread the word about the workshops to the residents in your Parish area. To book on to a course either:
- Book a place online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting
- Email the Waste Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone 01926 412593
If you would like a poster to help advertise the workshops in your parish please let me know. If you have any queries about the workshops please let me know using the contact details below.
Waste Projects Officer
Warwickshire County Council
Bring & Share Again
The next gathering of Heart of England Transition groups will be a bring & share meal at 7.00 on Friday 31st January at Lifeways in Stratford. Transition supporters from Stratford, Snitterfield, Chipping Campden and Ilmington, Leamington and other places in Warwickshire are due to attend. There will be a discussion after the meal about how to implement street and village projects such as http://www.transitiontogether.org.uk/totnes-streets/.