October 2013 Newsletter
A round up of news and views
It's Apple Day at the next Communities' Market - on Sunday 3rd November. Richard Paget will be there with his apple press, so bring your apples and pears along to be juiced. It's also an opportunity to swap unwanted items for something you may like on the Give and Take Stall. Marlborough High Street, 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Read Ellie's blog post, here...
Buy one get one free - often becomes use one, throw one away. Read article about food wasted here. We can resist these so-called offers! See item about food waste in our recycling directory and look at the Love Food Hate Waste website here.
Has the government chosen the best nuclear technology? The UK already has the biggest plutonium stock-pile in the world, meanwhile there are more modern nuclear technologies available that could use all this plutonium as an energy source. Read more, here...
Have a new look this Christmas without costing the earth - read here about a Swish and Swap event, 7.30 -9.30 Wednesday 20th November in Marlborough Town Hall.
Growing spaces - Following the success of the bee-friendly site at the top of Swindon Road, opposite the Common, Jo Ripley has started a new site, on London Road at the entrance to St Margaret's Mead. Jo would welcome help (come with your spade) on Sundays 10-11.30 a.m. - you may contact her on 513950 to check if she'll be there.
Where do you stand on Fracking? - Hydraulic fracturing of shale beds to extract gas may be hailed as the answer to our energy problems or seen as a threat to the environment and a diversion from renewables. The Climate Group has invited Dave Clark from Frack Free Somerset to talk about this in "Fracking: great technology or great mistake?" in Wesley Hall Marlborough, 7.30 on Wednesday 27 November.
The Transition Marlborough team
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