Monday, 7 October 2019

Two Quite Different Offers and...

This Sunday, October 6th, the DCC Countryside Ranger service is running its annual Hayfield Woodland Festival around the Sett Valley Trail car parking area. It's a chance to check out on some woodland skills, some campfire cooking and some good chat. It runs most of the day. A poster's attached.

The Village Hall is offering its redundant compost bins to all-comers. it has four 330 litre black 'dalek' types, and three smaller cuboids. If you're needing more composting capacity, please contact Pete Webb (01663 743541 or 07815 133695) and he'll provide more info and sort out details with you. Thank you Village Hall and, thanks, Pete!

Our Apple Day is next Saturday, October 12th, 1- 4.30 p.m., again at the primary school. And we've never so many exhibitors/stallholders! Amongst those lately confirmed are kite-flying, Lymefield Garden Centre, facepainting for kids, and electric bikes and cars. There's almost an A-Z of attractions on offer, inside and out. Why not pop along and find out? It's a grand afternoon! We'll be reminding you...

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Help picking community orchard apples

This Saturday 14th September from 10.00 am, volunteers will be looking to harvest the fruit adorning that part of the community orchard in/around the skate park on the recreation ground. Most of the fruit will be gathered together to ensure a good supply for pressing at Apple Day, October 12th, following which you'll be able to sample the resulting fresh apple juice so locally-sourced!

Could you help for a while this Saturday? The more hands, the merrier, and the quicker the job is done. Do join the team at a time of your choosing.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Busy Times, Quiet Times...

Our local churches are places of quiet contemplation as well as organised service. It's appropriate to mention that St John's Church is open to all, for quiet reflection, Friday to Sunday each week 11-4.00p.m, and that St Matthew's is similarly guaranteed to be open for such purposes each Saturday and Sunday at the same times. If it's shelter from the........and space for your own thoughts amid silence, they are open for you, whether or not you have a prescribed faith.

Walkers are Welcome, a new village group with ambitions to both promote walking and welcome walkers from outside, are organising, as part of their launch, a series of timed and guided walks in the parish on Saturday 31st August. Walks range from 2-20 miles and have varied start times. All except the longest walk are free. Posters are out, giving the details. During the day, Walkers Are Welcome will have a display at the Village Hall, along with other local community groups, including Sustainable Hayfield. In the evening, there's a music event at the Royal Hotel featuring hot folk stompers the Gally Canters plus local rock covers band Recover, and a raffle. Tickets are just £5 each but are strictly limited, and are available from The Royal, so be quick...

And news is out that Hayfield Allotment Society's annual Summer Show, featuring classes for fruit and veg, home produce, crafts and more, is confirmed for Saturday September 7th. Look out for schedules in the usual places, and.....consider entering!

Monday, 22 July 2019

Getting Involved - and enjoying yourself!

Thanks very much to those thirty or so supporters who came along to our AGM/illustrated talk last Thursday. Afterwards, there was quite a little positive buzz about what Sustainable Hayfield does/aims to achieve.

So we thought we'd identify for you those sub group leads who would be delighted to hear from you, if you're interested in helping realise our ambitions in key areas - and have some fun along the way! Contact the following if you want to get involved in what they try to do:

  • Food group: promoting diverse community foods, cooking skills, and 'growing your own':
  • Transport group: being smarter in how we move around, developing alternatives to wholesale reliance on privately-owned cars, promoting accessible, safe and reliable public transport:
    Roland Strube -
  • Energy group: developing smaller energy footprints at home, work, at play, and building more renewables capacity:
  • Reduce, re-use and recycle group: living more sustainably in our use and choice of raw materials, having less 'stuff', and promoting re-use and recycling capacity:

And, if you've ideas for Apple Day and can help make it better than it is, contact Laurie James at

For all, you'll be sure of a warm welcome!

Friday, 19 July 2019

Summer Newsletter

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