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Invest in clean energy with BWCE's latest solar bond offer

Local community energy enterprise, Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE), has just launched its latest green energy bond offer – and for the first time, investors from Bath and the surrounding areas will be able to buy community energy bonds in a tax-free ISA wrapper.

As well as an expected return of 5% a year for five years, the bond offers lower environmental impact and positive…

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Added by BWCE on June 30, 2017 at 12:53 — No Comments

Love walking? Join us as a Ramblers local organiser

Why we want you

Are you enthusiastic about walking? Are you passionate about protecting the places people love to walk in? Do you enjoy meeting new people?

This is a really exciting opportunity to get involved with campaigning at both a local and national level on issues that affect walkers and the environment everywhere. 

What you’ll be doing…

You can make the role what you want it to be, but some of the things that you could take part in…

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Added by Laura Burley on May 22, 2017 at 12:03 — No Comments

Repair Cafe Bath

Bath is soon to have its first Repair Café. For anyone interested in finding out what a Repair Café is or who would like to get involved please come along to find out more.

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Added by Hannah Oakley on January 17, 2017 at 12:31 — No Comments

Calling all recyclers – we want to hear from you.

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Added by Hannah Oakley on January 12, 2017 at 10:13 — No Comments

Men's Shed Keynsham

Added by Hannah Oakley on January 3, 2017 at 17:02 — No Comments

People of Bath asked to put their best foot forward to power outdoor screening

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Added by Alexander King on August 24, 2016 at 17:17 — No Comments

Bath Big Clothes Swap

Watch our video to find out how our Bath Big Clothes Swap works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BecmpodC_Jg

Added by Hannah Oakley on August 23, 2016 at 12:33 — No Comments

Bath Natural History Society events listings for September

Bath Natural History Society has published their events listings for September 2016, including meetings on ‘The Natural History of Smallcombe Cemetery’, visits to Folly Farm Nature Reserve and Westhay Moor National Nature…

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Added by Alexander King on August 15, 2016 at 10:06 — No Comments

Participate in Bath and North East Somerset’s British Food Fortnight 17th Sept – 2nd October 2016

British Food Fortnight is a national annual celebration of British Food and Drink taking place from 17th September – 2nd October. This year it coincides with the Olympic Games and summer harvest festivities and provides an opportunity for community organisations, producers and retailers to share their passion for local food and drink by hosting events and promoting special offers.

Bath and North…

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Added by Alexander King on August 9, 2016 at 16:25 — No Comments

The future is bright for Bath's solar energy entrepreneurs

Bath & West Community Energy Raises a Million Pounds in a Month for Crewkerne Solar Array

New Crewkerne solar array is one of largest community-owned clean energy projects in the UK

- BWCE welcomes new…

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Added by BWCE on July 1, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Bath Big Clothes Swap

Bath Big Clothes Swap – places on sale now

During the prestigious Bath in Fashion Week, Bath & North East Somerset Council is organising its first clothes swap event at Komedia in Bath on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

On average 30% of the clothes in our wardrobes haven’t been worn in the last year (figures from WRAP). Although there are many ways to pass on the clothes…

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Added by Hannah Oakley on April 8, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Bath Big Clothes Swap and clothes upcycling demonstrations- book your place now!

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath  BA1 1EP

  • Clothes accepted from 6pm

  • Upcycling demonstrations from 6.30 pm and continued throughout the…

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Added by Lorinda Trebaczyk on April 7, 2016 at 15:08 — No Comments

Bath and North East Somerset wins Sustainable Food Cities Award!

Bath and North East Somerset  has won a prestigious award for its work to increase access to healthy, local and sustainable food across the district.

The Bath and North East Somerset Local Food Partnership has been awarded a bronze Sustainable Food Cities award on behalf of the district, for its work in tackling key food health and sustainability issues such as food poverty, community activities, public sector food and waste. This includes the  Healthy Lifestyle Service’s Cook It…

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Added by Sophie Kirk on March 24, 2016 at 10:33 — No Comments

Solar gain: St Saviour’s Infants wins major grant from local green fund

St Saviour's CEVC Nursery & Infant School in Larkhall, Bath recently secured a grant of £10,000 from the Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) Fund, which will cover 50% of the cost of installing solar panels on the school roof.The grant is the highest amount awarded under the fund which is administered by the Quartet Foundation.



The school, which is part of the nationwide Solar Schools scheme run by the organisation 10:10, is now more than half-way towards funding a 10…

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Added by Fiona Williams on January 22, 2016 at 13:04 — No Comments

Financial boost to innovative, low carbon initiatives from across the UK

SHELL SPRINGBOARD AWARDS - 2016 AWARDS NOW OPEN TO APPLICATION (deadline 20 November 2015)

The Shell Springboard Awards is designed to provide a financial boost to innovative, low carbon initiatives from across the UK. The objective is to encourage companies to see climate change responsibilities as more than compliance and cost.

This year funding of £350,000…

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Added by Sue Evans on October 7, 2015 at 11:58 — No Comments

St Saviour's Infants is Going Solar!

In the year of its 50th anniversary, St Saviour's Nursery & Infants School in Larkhall, Bath has been chosen as one of 20 schools in the country to join the Solar Schools scheme, with support from the organisation 10:10.

A team consisting of staff and parent volunteers, known as SASSI (Solar at St Saviour's Infants), is now launching a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of installing the panels.  Head teacher Ed Harker commented:

"This year, to celebrate our school's…

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Added by Fiona Williams on September 25, 2015 at 11:44 — No Comments

Outdoor activities and cookery with The Community Farm

The Community Farm is working in collaboration with Earthwise to run a whole host of outdoor activities and cookery…

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Added by The Community Farm on September 22, 2015 at 14:29 — No Comments

Grid constraints

As a company we're very keen to hear from any organisations that have not been able to connect a renewable energy system to the grid because of constraints.

The South West is severely constrained and whilst we have a solution, it would be most useful to build up a picture of the what when where.

Thanks in advance

Marc

Added by Marc Asker on June 29, 2015 at 16:50 — No Comments

Compost bin offer

Are you busy clearing your garden in preparation for the summer? If so, take a look at our new compost bin offers. This is a bargain not to be missed. A compost bin is a great way to recycle the garden debris leftover from the winter. We work with Straight PLC to offer subsidised compost bins and water butts to residents of Bath and North East Somerset.…

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Added by Hannah Oakley on May 7, 2015 at 15:29 — No Comments

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