Re-opening of recycling centres (COVID-19)

Sharing this from North Somerset Council: Opening of sites The opening of the sites is planned as follows: ·       Weston-Super-Mare recycling centre (Aisecome Way) will open on Monday 18th May. The centre will open on extended hours for the first five days Monday (18th) – Friday (22nd) from 6.30am to 7.30pm. From 23 May and thereafter revert to the usual summer […]

Planet friendly money saving ideas

This week’s tips and activities during lockdown are money saving, planet friendly ideas.  See what you could save below. Ignoring food ‘best before dates’ Do the washing at a lower temperature Change your light bulbs Switch to green energy Save water Turn down the thermostat Ignoring food ‘best before’ dates – saves up to £700 […]

Run a local business? Make sure you’re getting the COVID-19 support that you’re due!

There is a series of government support schemes for businesses, to help them weather the COVID-19 crisis. This article by Business in North Somerset summarises all the the various schemes that are available to access. These include tax support, grants and loans, rates holidays/relief, sick pay compensation, retail grants, a job retention scheme and a £10K grant […]

Fairtrade Update

In case anyone was wondering about the importance of Fairtrade to communities in the developing world, please take a look at this post from Fairtrade International: The news we’re hearing from the fields is devastating. Tens of thousands of workers in the tea and flower sectors have lost their livelihoods, most without any financial safety […]

Thirsty trees! (An Update)

Hope everyone’s keeping safe and well and hopefully enjoying your gardens and our outside spaces 🙂 This is just a reminder to all who collected a tree from the community market in January to please remember to water your newly planted tree as we’ve hardly had a drop of rain for a month! A good […]