NOVEMBER MEETING – ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

We have invited Neil Baker, Head of Christchurch School and Lead for the Bradford on Avon Schools Cluster, and Mel Jacob, who is Chair of the Academy Advisors, The Mead Academy, Trowbridge and founder of Trowbridge Big Community Grow, to share with us how schools encourage environmental learning, including outdoor activities connecting with nature, visits … Read more

Repair Cafe

Bring your small items in need of repair to our Repair Café on Saturday, 2nd of November at The Hub. Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, 10 am to 12 midday. Repair Cafe Saturday 2nd November  

Bat Chat

An evening celebrating Bradford on Avon’s night time wildlife with Professor Fiona Matthews 8pm  Thursday 17th October  St Margarets Hall, Bradford on Avon  (doors open 7.30pm) Free entry    To guarantee your place register via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/74417650195 Any donations on the evening for local Bat Conservation

OCTOBER MEETING – THE CHANGING FORTUNE OF WILTSHIRE’S BUTTERFLIES

Mike Fuller has been butterfly recorder for Wiltshire for many years and is author of ‘The Butterflies of Wiltshire’. As a Bradford on Avon resident he will give us fascinating insights into our local butterfly population and whether they are yet being affected by climate change.

Monday 21st October at 7.00 for 7.30pm

Repair Cafe at the Hub, Bradford on Avon

Friday 16th August from 11.00 to 15.00

Skills offered by: Altus Consulting

bike maintenance
sewing repairs and help
IT advice and repairs
general household items repaired or advice
tool sharpening

at the Hub, Church Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LS

September meeting – Avon for Trees

Avon Needs Trees is a new charity, buying land in the Bristol Avon catchment area to reforest. The aims are carbon sequestration, improved biodiversity and natural flood management. ANT’s first target is 34 acres in the Marden valley, just outside of Chippenham.

AUGUST MEETING – STORY-TELLING

Our August meeting will be different from our usual format and location. Our chair, Rachel Berger, is going to tell stories around the theme of the climate crisis and our relationship with the natural world. The event will be participative in that the audience will be invited to reflect on how each story affected them and to suggest improvements that Rachel can make before her next telling.

JULY MEETING – CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY

Monday 15th July at 7.00 for 7.30pm, The Quaker Meeting House
We will hear from John Hindley about (another) intriguing solution to how we can go about cutting carbon emissions. The title of his talk is:
‘Three Problems, One Solution: Pollution, Inequality, Climate Change’

He writes: The Carbon Fee & Dividend policy for which we’re campaigning can (unlike carbon taxation by itself) be expected to redistribute income downwards as well as providing substantial health benefits through cleaner air.

June Meeting – Population Matters

The speaker at our meeting on June 17 will be Robin Maynard, Director of Population Matters. Population Matters is a UK-based charity which campaigns to achieve a sustainable human population, to protect the natural world and to improve people’s lives.
Monday 17th June at 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, BA15 1JU

FARM AND NATURE WALK AND TALK

‘FARM AND NATURE WALK AND TALK’ – Brown Cow Organics Date and time: Saturday 11th May, 10-12am Reserve a place now – all welcome Farm and Nature Walk and Talk – Brown Cow Organics