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  • Green Drinks - “No-one has all the answers, but together we are a genius”.  So let’s get together and discover our genius! “Green Drinks”, a gathering on the last Wednesday of the month at the York Inn, Churchinford, will provide the ideal opportunity for people from all over the Blackdown Hills and the surrounding towns and villages to …
  • Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Focus on Domestic Plastics - My previous article about rubbish and recycling dealt broadly with what personal measures we could be taking to improve recycling, both on the “doorstep” and also using municipal facilities. This month I am focussing on what we can do to identify and isolate non recyclable plastic wastes at home. The Blackdown Hills Transition Group have …
  • Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -The future of Rubbish? - When you see rubbish littering our streets and seemingly everywhere else, what do you think?  It is either left to blow around and maybe degrade if suitable, collected by the Council or picked up by stalwart members of the community, such as the good people of Bishopswood. But why is it there in the first …
  • A rainy day in Hemyock - A rainy day in Hemyock it may have been but that certainly didn’t deter visitors to the sixth Blackdown Hills Repair Café, completing the first year of our bi-monthly events.  The Parish Hall was packed with volunteer repairers and customers alike and we took in around 120 items during the morning, of which about 60% …
  • Repair Cafe – News - A vacuum cleaner was amongst the 19 electrical items brought into the Blackdown Hills Repair Café recently which, apparently, hadn’t been working properly for some time.  On close inspection, one of our five electrical volunteers was able to pinpoint the problem – the dustbag was blocked!  So it’s not always a major problem that confronts …
  • Repair Cafe – News - It’s always particularly exciting when an old and unusual item is brought into the Repair Café, and this is what happened at our event in September.  A 1930s home movie projector kit – a Pathe Kid – which had languished in a shed for years, was brought in with a broken winder and was successfully …
  • Repair Cafe – Photos - Some pictures from the repair cafe on the 24th March held at the Hemyock Village Hall. You can click on the link above for the Repair Cafe gallery to see more photos from this event.