Community Energy Workshop (plus...)
Community Energy Workshop
Please find below details of a Community Energy workshop taking place on Saturday 14th January at Colston Hall in Bristol. The workshop will bring together representatives from groups who are implementing or interested in community renewable energy projects within the West of England area (Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol).
There will be presentations from established groups about their projects and experiences, and opportunities to share knowledge, network, identify support and identify potential projects and areas of collaboration.
Places are limited so please RSVP asap to Emilia.Melville a_t BuroHappold d_o_t com if you would like to attend.
PDF Poster: Click Here
South Gloucestershire Orchard Project and Orchards of the Kings Chase
You may recall that we heard from John Morris and Neil Philips about the South Gloucestershire Orchard Project at the Summer 2010 Forum meeting. Further progress has been made since then, and we currently have a work placement – Sarah Wells – who is helping us to develop a Parish-based Heritage Orchard Survey. The survey will be launched in the New Year. If you are interested in helping to survey orchards in your local area then drop us an email at naturalenvironment a_t southglos d_o_t gov d_o_t uk
In addition - the Wildways project has been working with local older people to capture their fun and fascinating memories of a time when the Kingswood area was awash with market gardens and orchards. Pig keeping and scrumping a plenty! The 1950’s OS map has 64 parcels of land marked as orchard between New Cheltenham Road and Mount Hill/Cock Road. Today there are none. A poster was created from interviews with the Cadbury Heath heritage group (attached). And Orchard Eye have captured it for posterity on a lovely film intercut with old maps and photos as well as modern photos of the South Gloucestershire scrumping project – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPRiyRIojkc
Climate South West Photo Competition
Do you have any photos that demonstratethe impact that too much or too little water has on our region? (This could be a good time to go out and take some!) For further details of the competition: Click Here