Monday 3 July 2017

Will You Be There?

As June turns to July, here's three 'notices of events' you may wish to join us in:

  • this Wednesday, 5th July, our Recycle and Re-Use group are joining forces with The Threadmill at Bank Vale Mill for another 'sew-in' in support of the charity Dress A Girl Around The World, on this occasion to make enough dresses for girls, and shorts for boys, to send to communities in impoverished countries. The action starts at 7.00p.m., and should go through to 9.00p.m. There's a range of ways you can help - from sewing through donating good quality cotton material, dress or clothing you no longer need tor donating money towards supplies and postage costs. The details are on the attached poster. If you plan to attend, that's great - please let The Threadmill know via its Facebook page or email Pennie Roberts at Thanks!

  • on Saturday, 15th July, our Food group is holding a family session at the library garden from 11.00 - 1.00pm. The session will involve some fruit picking - mainly blackcurrants and raspberries - and we are going to have a few recipe sheets and do some children's activities. Everyone welcome!
  • on Thursday, 20th July, from 7.30p.m., a real treat awaits you at The Royal Hotel. We're having our AGM, which usually lasts around 20-25 minutes, and we're following this with what is sure to be both a very informative and uplifting talk from Joe Margetts and Tom Aspinall from the Moors For the Future project on the underpinning science behind all the work they've been doing to conserve our local South Pennine Moors, in what's the biggest moorland conservation project in Europe (they're the ones with helicopters delivering lime and seeds to the uplands), and the amazing impact this is already having on the health of the local peat blanket. Entitled 'Carbon, Climate, Water and Wildlife - the Scientific Work to combat the Catastrophe of Bare Peat', the talk will provide illustrations of the vital importance of our local peat bogs - which store the bulk of the UK's land-based carbon - and whose steady degradation over 200 years has meant increased carbon emissions, reduced water retention, increased risk of flooding, and diminished wildlife. This is all being reversed by this inspirational project......the moors are starting to flourish again.........and we're getting the chance to learn about the scientific basis of the work. Make sure you get a seat!

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