Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
SPEAKERS FROM 1PM INC WINE TASTING, BEE KEEPING,
COMMUNITY GARDENS & OTHERS
THE GREAT HAYFIELD BAKE COMPETITION – INC APPLE PIES,
OTHER HOME BAKING, FRUIT PIES FLANS & SAVOURIES.
CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES, APPLE BOBBING, PRINTING,
LONGEST PEEL COMP, APPLE RECIPES AND TASTINGS,
CRAB APPLE JELLY MAKING. LOCAL PRODUCE STALLS
Anyone wishing to have a stall please contact Liz Quigley 07878003818
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Kamanga Dance Ensemble
Bring what you don’t want and take what you do!
Give & Take day is the chance for you to pass on items you own, but no longer want, that are in good condition or good working order for others to reuse.
Give &Take days are also a great way to recycle and pick up something new. No money changes hands and lots of useful items are diverted from landfill.
Bring along something you don’t want
Friday 8th July 4-6pm,
Sat 9th July 10-11am, 4-5pm, 7-8pm
What can you give? Household items, sports gear, baby equipment, books, CDs DVDs, bric a brac, toys, children’s bikes, kitchenware, paint (reusable), plants, garden tools and equipment and even small electrical goods and furniture (side tables, shelves, cots etc).
Please do not give broken , hazardous or toxic items or second hand child car seats.
Take something you do want
Sunday July 10th 2011 11-4pm
What can you take? Anything you need. And you don’t have to give to take but please do try!
also Fun activities for children all ages, competitions, quizzes and displays.
Refreshments in Church in the afternoon and enjoy St John’s Flower Festival
For more information, please contact 01663 747560 or 07932117231
Monday, 7 March 2011
Thank you to all who came to the Future of Energy Meeting last month or who have expressed an interest in becoming involved in Sustainable Hayfield. We have had a fantastic response to the meeting and are confident that we can build a strong and active group working towards a more sustainable future for our community. Hopefully you will all be part of it!
As next steps, we have organized a first meet of the enlarged group on Wednesday 16th February at 7.30pm at the school. More details of the meeting will be sent out shortly, but its broad aims will be to agree a modus operandi as well as generate ideas as to projects \ activities we can start pursuing within the community, encompassing a wide range of sustainable issues. We have also arranged for an excellent speaker – Mike Evanson from the Combs Energy Project - to start the evening off and help facilitate the brain storming session. I hope you will be able to join us!
In terms of the future modus operandi, we envisage we will need to form a "steering" group of about 8 – 10 people, to take on the administration of the group, provide technical guidance and lead the various projects etc. If you would be interested in getting involved in this way please let Mike or myself know, either at the meeting or before hand. We need you!
In the meantime, following the "Future of Energy" meeting, here are a couple of things that may be of interest to you:
- A couple of schemes promoting home insulation and offering very good discounts \ prices which are worth a look:
- www.superdadonline.co.uk – saving the planet one loft at a time! Offer ends end March 31st.
- High Peak Warm Streets – offering free surveys and heavily subsidized roof and cavity wall insulation in partnership with High Peak Borough Council – Phone 07740 922533
As Graham mentioned at the meeting, 25% of heat is lost through the roof of our houses and 35% through the walls, so improving home insulation is one of the simplest, most cost effective energy saving \ carbon reduction actions we can take. And in terms of the finances it makes complete sense: the Warm Streets scheme, which is grant funded, enables most post 1920 houses to be loft and cavity wall insulated for £300 (commercial cost £1000+), from which the typical house can expect to save up to £270 in fuel bills a year. In other words it pays for itself in a year!
- Several people who are looking at installing solar panels on their roof have said they would be interested in joining a purchasing group to bulk buy the panels and thereby obtain a discount and \ or gain comfort over the credibility of the supplier. This is certainly an idea that we would like to consider, not just for Solar Panels, but for all major "Energy Conservation" equipment, so if you are interested or have the skills to help set up such a Group please get in touch – it would be good to know the level of interest in this ready for the meeting on the 16th.