Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Community Fridge Network expands in Milton Keynes


Following the success of the community fridge in The Bath House in Wolverton another fridge is now open in the south of the city,  Woughton community fridge opened in November 2018 at the Community Council Hub in Coffee Hall local centre and is open  Mon 6-7, Tues 12-1, Wed 3,30 - 4.30 and Fri 9-10.  They have a throughput of around 120 -130 kg of food per week from Costco via a Church group and from a Tesco store. All the food collected is redistributed within about half an hour, mostly to local people. It is a parish council initiative aimed particularly at local residents and is proving a good way to build community engagement. Another fridge is planned to open shortly in The Chapel, Broadlands, Netherfield. 

Daisychain Children's centre in Bletchley also have a community fridge. 

Visit their website for more information.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

TTMK Film Night on packaging and food waste -4th February



Join TTMK for our first film night of 2019, this time focused on the theme of packaging and food waste. The event is free but we welcome donations towards the cost of future events. Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 11 January 2019

Noon at the Orchards - 19th Jan



Mid Shires Orchard Group invite you to NOON AT THE ORCHARD: WOUGHTON ORCHARDS, MK6 3BD
Date: Saturday 19th Jan 2019, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: Woughton Orchards, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BD

Join us for our annual scionwood collection, selecting good first year wood and labelling and bagging it ready for our Springtime Scionwood Swap on 02-Feb-19. We’ll also do some winter and formative pruning in the New Orchard. Bring working gloves and pruning shears. The event is free but donations welcomed towards refreshments
Contact: Claire at MSOGChairman@yahoo.comMSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance



Hanslope winter vegan fair - 27th January

You are invited the the Hanslope Winter Vegan Fair on Saturday 27th January at Hanslope Village Hall. FREE entry and lots of stalls showcasing vegan and eco friendly products to buy. Visit their Facebook page for more info 


Sunday, 6 January 2019

Wassailing Celebration - 13th Jan

You are invited to a traditional Wassailing Celebration on 13th January from 2 - 4pm at Astral Park Community Orchard in Leighton Buzzard. See poster for more details.  


Climate change - 12 years to save the planet?

Our friends at South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth are holding an event on 10th January at Friends Meeting House, Leighton Buzzard. Details below or contact vapharvey@btinternet.com for more info. 


Thursday, 3 January 2019

Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum film night- 9th Jan

Our friends at the Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum are holding a film night on 9th Jan from 7.30pm at the University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Ave, MK41 9TD Bedford. Find them as usual at 7.30pm in room G01 (ground floor) of the university's Gateway Building on Polhill Avenue.

This event is to share GOOD news on efforts to face up to and tackle the huge challenges we face from climate chaos.  Please bring along a 'good news' story if you can - a positive environmental initiative or project however small, in the UK or elsewhere, that we should shout about.

MK Sustainability Strategy

MK Council are due to discuss the MK Sustainability Strategy at a cabinet meeting on 8th January. This draft strategy sets out the council's commitment to making Milton Keynes a world leading sustainable city which strives to be carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050. Click here to download the draft strategy or visit the MK Council website


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Woughton Winter Wassail - 5th January


Mid Shires Orchard Group invite you to the Woughton Winter Wassail on 5th January 2019 from 1.30 to 4.00pm at Woughton Orchard, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, MK6 3BD.

Bring the family and join us for our traditional New Year celebration, to wish good health for the orchards, wealth for the community and a bountiful fruit harvest. Bring musical instruments, pans and spoons, whistles or anything noisy! Help us make a jolly din to chase away pesky spirits as we process round the fruit trees, then fete the decorated ‘King and Queen of the Orchard’ and sing the traditional Wassail songs. Enjoy orchard-themed refreshments and a winter wander around the fruit trees to finish. 

Free entry but donations welcomed towards refreshments 

Contact: Claire at: MSOGChairman@yahoo.com for more details to find out more and confirm attendance

Thursday, 27 December 2018

11th Bletchley Seed Swap



The Bletchley Garden Club's Seed Swap 2019 is on Saturday 16th February at Freeman Church, MK3 5HH, from 10am - 2pm. More details to follow in the new year but don't forget to put the date in your diaries