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Come and see our Greener garden ‘pop up’ window display in Bath


Take a look at our ‘greener garden’ pop-up window display at 9 Westgate Street, Bath, until Monday May 11. View practical ideas to make your garden more sustainable with compost bins, water butts and ideas for re-using everyday containers for growing plants.

During International Compost Awareness Week (May 4 – 10), Bath & North East Somerset Council is also holding a series of events to encourage residents to make their gardens more…


Added by Lorinda Trebaczyk on April 30, 2015 at 11:43 — No Comments


The Food Grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects promoting the important role food plays in community well-being (this includes people and livestock). Charities do not need to be registered charities to apply, but the Foundation can only fund work that is legally charitable.

Grants are normally for £5,000 or more. Applicants are advised to apply for the amount they need. There is no maximum grant amount. However, the Foundation makes…


Added by Sue Evans on April 28, 2015 at 11:31 — No Comments

Funding for Orchard Planting Projects

The Tree Council is offering funding through its Orchard Windfalls initiative to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week later this year.

Schools and community groups which are charities or other not-for-profit organisations in the UK are eligible to…


Added by Sue Evans on February 2, 2015 at 10:49 — No Comments

Big Boxtrolls recycling week challenge!

Universal Pictures (UK) and Keep Britain Tidy have partnered to create The Big Boxtrolls Recycling Week Challenge with the adorable rubbish collecting movie superstars, The Boxtrolls.

Schools nationwide are being challenged to sign-up and make a…


Added by Hannah Oakley on January 19, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Pantomime stars join forces with Bath & North East Somerset Council to highlight the importance of Recycling this Christmas


The Ugly Sisters in the Theatre Royal Bath’s pantomime Cinderella have joined Bath & North East Somerset Council’s campaign encouraging residents to make full use of recycling…


Added by Hannah Oakley on December 17, 2014 at 16:02 — No Comments

Order From a Wide Range Quality Potted Fruit Trees

Local tree charity: the Forest of Avon Trust, can order from a wide range of quality potted fruit trees and bushes. Trees are approximately 1.2m tall and are available on a range of rootstocks.

Because it fits with our charitable objects we sell trees and bushes at prices significantly less than garden centres.

Fruit trees and bushes can be ordered up to 24th October, with collection from Ashton Court in November. Delivery of small numbers of trees…


Added by Jon Clark on October 8, 2014 at 12:39 — No Comments

Funding for Local Organisations to Develop Community Sites.

Grow Wild funding is available for local organisations to develop community sites. These are places where local people use UK native plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy by giving neglected and uncared-for sites and spaces a new lease of life.

Grants of between £1,000 and £4,000 are available.

The following organisations in the UK are eligible to apply:

o Voluntary, community…


Added by Sue Evans on October 7, 2014 at 11:09 — No Comments

Calling all keen food waste recyclers!

Whether it’s plate scrapings or peelings how do you recycle food waste in your home?

The Council is  helping Recycle Now find the most effective and simple tips on recycling food in the home. If a food caddy and liners are a permanent addition in your kitchen, then Recycle Now want to hear from you. They want to find out how you’ve integrated food recycling into your household routine and if you have a system for separating food waste. From where the kitchen caddy is kept to how often…


Added by Lorinda Trebaczyk on September 18, 2014 at 16:15 — No Comments

Vacancy for Trainee Grower

Dry Arch growers, a growing Co-operative in Bathampton have a vacancy for a part time Trainee grower. Details are attached


Added by Alex Robertson on August 5, 2014 at 16:34 — No Comments

Small Grants for Environmental and Conservationist Projects


Naturesave Limited is a Devon based ethical insurance company that provides funding to support environmental and conservationist projects across the UK.

The Naturesave Trust aims to provide financial assistance to projects that deal with the root of a specific environmental and/or…


Added by Sue Evans on May 27, 2014 at 10:01 — No Comments

Discount for Bath area on thermal blinds (and a new fabric range)

Great news for the summer, we have a good discount of 10% on thermal blinds for Bath & area residents for May (& probably June if you make a special request!). Check out the details here. We also have a lovely new range of patterned fabrics to add to our standard colours, you can see the full range here.

We make…


Added by Katy Duke on May 13, 2014 at 12:49 — No Comments

Recycling & Waste Collections Advisor vacancy with WRAP

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are currently advertising for a Recycling & Waste Collections Advisor as either a secondment or fixed term contract up until 31.03.15. 


Details can be found on the WRAP website -

Added by Lorinda Trebaczyk on April 24, 2014 at 12:11 — No Comments

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014 (Bath)


Bath Cloth Nappy Library is proud to host Bath's attempt towards the Great Cloth Diaper Change World Record Attempt for the most cloth nappies changed in a 24 hour period around the world and raise cloth nappy awareness at the same time!


In 2013, the world record was set at 8,301 babies changed at the same time, with participants from 15 countries,…


Added by Hannah Oakley on April 11, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Dry Arch Growers, Bathampton

The blossom is out. Spring has come. We'd like to invite more people to join us.

Work is well under way at the Bathampton 6 acre site, end of Holcombe Lane.  Early sowings are up; polytunnels and green house full of plants. Further cultivation under way, with ground being broken with a new two-wheel tractor. Orchard areas being readied for new trees. Training and…


Added by Verona Bass on April 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

WPD Community Chest is back!

Does your community centre cost a fortune to run? Are you concerned about your village hall’s carbon footprint?

Local groups in the Midlands, the South West and South Wales can now apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help reduce energy use in their community buildings.

The WPD Community Chest is a grant scheme funded by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and administered by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. A total of £50,000 is up for grabs. The aim is to help…


Added by Harriet White on April 2, 2014 at 14:58 — No Comments

Festival of Nature: Bath Goes Wild! Call for Exhibitors

Festival of Nature: Bath Goes Wild!

Saturday 7th of June, 10am - 4pm, Queen Square

We are seeking exhibitors for Bath’s first ever free natural history festival and we want to hear from you!



Added by Maddy Bartlett on March 21, 2014 at 13:54 — No Comments

Wild weather, then sun at last!

After months of moping around the fields dodging endless downpours, hailstorms, squalls and puddles, spring has finally arrived. Not a moment too late either.

Since mid December, as you are well aware, we have here in Somerset experienced an unprecedented succession of severe storms, with record levels of rainfall. After 2012 we are used to the wet. However it was the constant and ever-increasing gales that the farm experienced which caused us the most problems.…


Added by The Community Farm on March 15, 2014 at 16:42 — No Comments

DRY ARCH Work Days

At Dry Arch community garden in Bathampton there is a new wave of activity to get growing under way, in the open air, in greenhouses and polytunnels. You're invited to come and join us. We are often there on other days but these are guaranteed times to find someone there: Wednesday between 10am and 1pm, Thursday 9.30 to 1 in the Lower Garden, and between 1 and 4.30 at the Top…


Added by Verona Bass on February 17, 2014 at 1:03 — No Comments

Become a Wildlife Warrior

Be an Organic Wildlife Warrior for £2.50 a month and claim two FREE organic veg boxes from Abel & Cole*

As an Organic Wildlife Warrior you'll have full membership of the Soil Association, now that's a 'Hedge Fund' with a difference - one that actually works for hedgehogs!

Together we can get UK wildlife back on its tiny feet.

Become an Organic Wildlife Warrior and get:

An Organic Wildlife Warrior Welcome Pack

Limited edition Membership Card



Added by Sue Evans on February 12, 2014 at 16:24 — No Comments

Keynsham Furniture Sale - A great turn out!

We would like to thank everyone that came along to our furniture sale in January. Over 300 people turned up on the day and approximately 3.5 tonnes of furniture (193 items) was sold for re-use. Furniture items included 3 piece suites, wardrobes, dining tables and chairs.…

Added by Hannah Oakley on February 5, 2014 at 13:44 — No Comments

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