- SusWoT Open Meeting – Thursday 25th October, 7:30-9:30pm, Northcote hall, Great Brockeridge. With announcements of energy prices going up ths week, now is the perfect time to come and find out about taking part in the Energy Neighbourhoods competition. SusWoT is hoping to enter a team in this competition run by Severn Wye Energy Agency to see who can reduce their household gas and electricity consumption by the greatest amount relative to last winter. More details here.
- Friday 26th October, 8-10pm – SusWoT social at the Victoria.
- Saturday 27th October, 9am-1pm – local produce market at the doctors’ surgery car park.
- SusWoT held a successful community supper last Sunday – Eat WoT Grows. This was our first attempt at such at an event and so was kept deliberately small, but we all enjoyed fantastic locally grown fruit and veg accompanying pork from Lawrence Weston Community Farm. We are considering how we can expand the event next year without killing our heroic chef, Matt.
News From Other Local Groups
- Lots going on at Lawrence Weston Community Farm – half term activities and Autumn programme of courses for adults: http://www.lwfarm.org.uk/octoberhalftermactivities2012.pdf
- Close the Door (http://www.closethedoor.org.uk/) are looking for a volunteer for ~3hrs/week to help promote their campaign to persuade shops to close their doors in winter to storekeepers – Contact Sue at email@example.com.
- Together for Transport as a new group working in the community to establish a strong passenger lobby have called a meeting take passenger views to the Mayoral Candidates open anyone who may be interested. The meeting is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18th October in the TSSA offices, 2nd Floor Newminster House, 27-29 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1LT.
Update on Local Issues
- Check out the counci’s e-petitions, there are several relating to sustainability issues, especially transport-related issues such as cycling and 20mph zones (for and against!), provision of more allottments and “Don’t allow free-for-all on housing extensions” http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/community/petitions/status/5/page/0