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Thursday 11th April is the SusWoT AGM at 7:30pm, Northcote Scout Hut, Great Brockeridge. Do come along for a summary of everything that SusWoT has been doing over the last year and to input into plans for the future.We are always keen to hear from people who would like to get more involved.
News From Other Local Groups
- Friends of Badock’s Wood are holding their AGM on Tuesday April 30th at 7.30 p.m. at the Greenway Centre. Hear about all the good things that have been happening in Badock’s Wood in the last year and how the latest round of Lottery Funding is being used this year. Also note there is a paper proposing changes to the structure and constitution of the Friends of Badock’s Wood which we will need to vote on.
- Badock’s Woodland Party. Part of the Big Lottery Funding will pay for another event the Badock’s Woodland Party which is being planned for Sunday 9th June from 2-6 p.m. and Jim O’Shaugnessy is organising this for us. If you would like to get involved in the day, hold a stall, run a workshop, lead a walk, bring your dance troupe, singing choir, arts group etc. along or give general help running the event please contact Jim on jim.os at blueyonder dot co dot uk or call him on 0117 9664318 or mobile 07722859726.
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- Life Cycle are also looking for individuals who can volunteer at least half a day a week on a regular basis. Volunteers will not come into contact with prisoners and will work in a workshop outside of the prison, equipped with plenty of tools, friendly company and a good supply of tea and biscuits. Life Cycle would also be extremely keen to hear from any professional mechanics who would be interested in sharing their skills.
- Hooray! you’ve reached the top of the list and finally got that allotment you’ve always dreamed of…. now what? YOUR NEW ALLOTMENT ‘From Brambles to Broccoli’ Sunday 7th April 10am-1pm at Golden Hill Community Garden: £20 – see poster for more details.
- Bristol Switch & Save is a new collective buying scheme, helping Bristol householders and small businesses to save money on their electricity and gas bills. By joining together and negotiating as a group, we aim to get a better deal from the energy market on your behalf. As well as helping people to get a better energy deal, Bristol Switch & Save is also looking to provide a green energy choice and payment options which boost the local economy through the city’s new local currency, the Bristol Pound.
- Avon Organic Group – next meeting, 7.30 pm Monday 25th March at new venue: YHA Bristol. Tim Foster, organic expert “How to start an allotment AND keep it going” Some useful tips and encouragement. Also Seed Swap Bring any saved seed or packets too large to use which you can divide up. Please label and mark year. www.groworganicbristol.org
- This year’s BIG Green Week Festival will run from 15th to 23rd June 2013. Find out all about in on their website.
- ‘Vegucate Bristol’ upcoming 6-week film screenings in April.The film screenings take place every Tues. from April 2nd to May 7th (6:30-10pm each night) at the Polish Club.The films to be screened include: Vegucated (April 2nd & 23rd), Planeat (April 9th), Got the Facts on Milk? (April 16th), Forks over Knives (April 30th) and Peaceable Kingdom: the Journey Home (May 7th).Besides film screenings, visitors to the event can expect a feast of delicious foods (incl. free pizzas and cakes), rip-roaring stand-up comedy, and very informal discussions after the films. We’ve got really exciting acts for our stand-ups – including Sara Pascoe (Sky’s “Wall of Fame” and Channel 4’s “Stand up for the Week”), Dominic Berry (CBeebies’ “Rhyme Rocket”) and Jim Daly (“Football Special Show” from Zubox TV), and we’re absolutely chuffed to have them on board.Admission to the screenings is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. http://www.facebook.com/VegucateBristol
- VegfestUK Bristol takes place on 24-26 May 2013.It is officially Europe’s biggest veggie festival, with last year’s show attracting over 25,000 visitors over 3 days. During the daytime, visitors can expect a feast of cuisines from across the globe, with a wealth of stallholders and caterers displaying the very best plant-based foods. These come on top of other entertainments such as cinema, talks, cookery demos, kids’ area, crazy golf, live comedy hours, workshops and music, including The Happy Mondays and many more. http://bristol.vegfest.co.uk/
Issues and Campaigns
- If you are unhappy about the service and pricing of First buses in Bristol, then you might want to consider signing this petition on the Government website.
- Please send a quick email to your MP asking them to support a clean power target in their new energy laws. This law could create thousands of jobs by encouraging renewable energy firms to make long-term investments in the UK. But the Government’s current plan – relying on dirty, polluting gas – means that the UK will miss out, while adding even more CO2 into the atmosphere.