Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails

Title: Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails
Location: meet: Tamar Trails car park, PL19 8JE
Description: Help install new signposts & way markers.

All tools, a lunch and refreshments will be provided: to help estimate numbers it would be helpful if volunteers could confirm a day or 2 before if they would be able to attend.

Dave Readman
Tamar Community Trust
dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk
07792 483669
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-04-17
End Time: 16:00

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Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails

Title: Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails
Location: meet: Tamar Trails car park, PL19 8JE
Description: Help install new signposts and repair the fences.

All tools, a lunch and refreshments will be provided: to help estimate numbers it would be helpful if volunteers could confirm a day or 2 before if they would be able to attend.

Dave Readman
Tamar Community Trust
dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk
07792 483669
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-04-12
End Time: 16:00

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Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails

Title: Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails
Location: meet: Tamar Trails car park, PL19 8JE
Description: Help install new signposts and construct a boardwalk.

All tools, a lunch and refreshments will be provided: to help estimate numbers it would be helpful if volunteers could confirm a day or 2 before if they would be able to attend.

Dave Readman
Tamar Community Trust
dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk
07792 483669
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-04-04
End Time: 16:00

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Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails

Title: Trail Makers Workday – Tamar Trails
Location: meet: Tamar Trails car park, PL19 8JE
Description: Help create a wildlife garden: preparing & planting up.

All tools, a lunch and refreshments will be provided: to help estimate numbers it would be helpful if volunteers could confirm a day or 2 before if they would be able to attend.

Dave Readman
Tamar Community Trust
dreadman@tamarvalley.org.uk
07792 483669

Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2014-03-29
End Time: 16:00

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NAAONB partners in £500,000 award from Cabinet Office and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

The National Association for AONBs (NAAONB) has been successful in securing a Community Energy Peer to Peer Mentoring (CEPM) award to drive forward the second phase of their social forestry pilot work.

The Government is keen to support the development of community energy projects to show how social action can help people reduce their energy bills. Although the community energy sector is growing and increasing numbers of new projects are being developed, the Government has recognised that smaller energy groups often work in isolation, with no formal networks for skills sharing or mentoring with larger more established organisations. Acknowledging the NAAONB’s work on social forestry[1], Cabinet Office has awarded the NAAONB £50,000 to take the project forward.

During 2014, the NAAONB will be working with woodland management partners to deliver a structured process of learning and development around woodland social action. This will result in

  • more woodlands becoming ‘actively’ managed,
  • more community groups confidently engaged in woodland activities, and
  • stronger wood fuel supply chains to drive more domestic heat derived from renewable sources.

The NAAONB is leading the CEPM partnership that includes Arnside & Silverdale AONB Partnership, Axewood Co-op, Dorset AONB Partnership, Prime Coppice, Silverdale Woodbank and Wyre Forest Landscape Partnership and through collaborative working[2] there will be opportunities for the AONB Family to share, learn and inspire about woodland social action.

The NAAONB CEO, Howard Davies said, “We are all aware of the pressing need to work more collaboratively, share learning, and inspire innovation. The NAAONB has been working hard over the past three years to assist the AONB partnerships[3] in achieving this. We are delighted that the Government has recognised our ongoing commitment to this and is supporting us in the next stage of our work.”

NAAONB Collaboration and Learning Manager, Dave Dixon, who is leading the project said, “We are thrilled to have received the support of Cabinet Office and DECC and we are confident that our staff and volunteers will benefit from the learning and exchange of knowledge their support has made possible.”

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd said, “We want to support community energy groups to help each other. That’s why we are investing £500,000 so that larger projects can help smaller groups get off the ground and more people can learn how to make energy cost savings.”

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said, “This new fund will give aspiring communities access to the cash they need to help kick start hundreds of clean, green energy projects. Not only can community energy projects boost local economies and drive forward green growth, they can also help save money on energy bills too.”

ENDS 

[1] see http://www.landscapesforlifeconference.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Social-Forestry-Pilot-Report-FINAL-Oct-2013.pdf

[2] For further information on the project see attachment below

[3] AONB partnerships, with a lower case p, is the generic term used by the NAAONB to refer to AONB Partnerships, Conservation Boards and any other organisation recognised as the lead governance body for an AONB.

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Plymouth’s first solar share offer – investment information and networking event

Title: Plymouth’s first solar share offer – investment information and networking event
Location: Foot Anstey Office, Salta Quay House, 4 North East Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0BN
Link out: Click here
Description: Members of Plymouth’s business community are invited to attend an investment information and networking event about Plymouth’s first energy community share offer.
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2014-03-20
End Time: 19:00

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Home & Garden Show 2014

Title: Home & Garden Show 2014
Location: Coombe Trenchard, Lewdown, EX20 4PW
Link out: Click here
Description: Held in the stunning gardens of this lovely Edwardian Arts & Crafts House on the edge of Dartmoor, this show will bring together ideas for both Home & Garden with producers and makers from throughout the South West showcasing:-
– Beautiful plants and advice from expert plant growers.
– Garden furniture and features from artisan makers.
– Vintage garden products
– Artisan craft makers and Vintage home wares.

There will be a selection of food available for lunch, alongside teas, coffee and wonderful home made cakes and cream teas.

Garden Admission £5.00, children under 14 free
We are very ‘dog friendly’ at Coombe Trenchard, please don’t leave your dog in your parked car.

Our free ranging Peacocks and Chickens prefer that visiting dogs be kept on a lead.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-06-01
End Time: 17:00

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Home & Garden Show 2014

Title: Home & Garden Show 2014
Location: Coombe Trenchard, Lewdown, EX20 4PW
Link out: Click here
Description: Held in the stunning gardens of this lovely Edwardian Arts & Crafts House on the edge of Dartmoor, this show will bring together ideas for both Home & Garden with producers and makers from throughout the South West showcasing:-
– Beautiful plants and advice from expert plant growers.
– Garden furniture and features from artisan makers.
– Vintage garden products
– Artisan craft makers and Vintage home wares.

There will be a selection of food available for lunch, alongside teas, coffee and wonderful home made cakes and cream teas.

Garden Admission £5.00, children under 14 free
We are very ‘dog friendly’ at Coombe Trenchard, please don’t leave your dog in your parked car.

Our free ranging Peacocks and Chickens prefer that visiting dogs be kept on a lead.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-05-31
End Time: 17:00

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Historical Daffodils of the Tamar Valley

Title: Historical Daffodils of the Tamar Valley
Location: Coombe Trenchard, Lewdown, EX20 4PW
Link out: Click here
Description: An Illustrated talk by Dr Frances Howard F.L.S.
Have you ever wondered how the Spring hedges of the Tamar Valley came to play host to so many types of daffodils?
Enjoy a relaxed day in the company of Dr Frances Howard and learn more about this beautiful native species.
If you have any ‘older’ varieties of daffodils in your garden, please feel free to bring them with you for Frances to identify.

Ticket includes a delicious home-cooked two-course Lunch with Coffee. There will also be the opportunity for a Garden walk to see the spring flowers at Coombe Trenchard.

Tickets £18 available from 01566 783179 or lorna@coombetrenchard.co.uk

Start Time: 11:30
Date: 2014-03-25

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