Bash for Prizes: Last balsam bashing dates

There follows a message from Julian, Transition New Mills’ much-feared (by the Balsam) Head of Bashing… Last dates for August: the balsam is now flowering which although it makes it easy to spot, means time is now running out to bash it before it sets seed, when we’d risk spreading the plant instead. Below isContinue reading “Bash for Prizes: Last balsam bashing dates”

A Viable Economy?

Andy Murray Wimbledon win could cost economy £3.2bn How many of you, on reading this MEN headline, were suddenly praying he’d get knocked out of Wimbledon in his next match?  No, I didn’t think so, and it’s good to know that economic policy over the last few decades hasn’t obliterated people’s souls so much thatContinue reading “A Viable Economy?”

Reading group discusses woodlands

The next Transition reading group meeting is 8pm, Monday 27th July at Rick’s (please email Sue Cooper suecoopernewmills@hotmail.com if you need the address). The topic is woodlands and there are 3 articles available at: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/infd-64za8x http://www.forestry.gov.uk/readreport The third is available as a hard copy from Sue, please contact her if you want a copy. Please also contactContinue reading “Reading group discusses woodlands”

Village SOS

Find out how your community can benefit from the Village SOS Campaign at an Interactive Workshop on Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at Tansley Village Hall, 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. The workshop is part of the Village SOS ‘community to community’ learning network, which sees volunteers from social enterprises across the UK become mentors to share the secretsContinue reading “Village SOS”

Remaining July Balsam Dates Confirmed

Here are the remaining balsam bashing dates this month: Saturday 11th July,11:00-13:00, Mousley Bottom, meet at DCC Rangers Hut Saturday 18th July,11:00-13:00, The Picker, meet at old Pineapple Pub, Salem Bridge Sunday 19th July, 10:30-12:30, Mousley Bottom, meet at DCC Rangers Hut Sunday 26th July, 11:00-13:00, Mousley Bottom, meet at DCC Rangers Hut Everyone whoContinue reading “Remaining July Balsam Dates Confirmed”