Volunteers will be tidying and planting in the St Thomas’ churchyard on May 5, between 11am and 1pm. All are welcome to get involved. The 24 March event did not happen due to the extreme weather.
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A copy of the UpBEAT Newsleter for January-February 2013 can be seen here.
The topic is ‘Our food future – global vs local?’, a talk and discussion led by Geoff Tansey.
Geoff Tansey has worked on food, agriculture and development issues for over 35 years. He has degrees in soil science (University of Aberdeen) and history of and social studies of science (Sussex University). He helped found and edit the journal Food Policy in the mid-1 970s, has worked on agricultural development projects in Turkey, Mongolia, Albania and Kazakhstan and travelled widely.
Since 1981 , he has been an independent writer, consultant, and occasional broadcaster. His books include The Food System: A guide (with Tony Worsley) and coeditorship of The future control of food: A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security.
In June 2005, he received a Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries for a Just and Peaceful World’ Award and, in 2008, he won the Derek Cooper Award for best food campaigner/educator, at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. He is a member and a trustee of the Food Ethics Council.
If you want to prepare your baby for stardom, a leading role is available in the Heptonstall Methodists’ traditional nativity service.
A baby is needed to play the part of Baby Jesus on Sunday 23 December at 10.45am. Willing candidates can be held by Mary or can chill out in their car seat next to the manger, depending on the parents’ preference.
Any other children who would like to join in as angels, shepherds etc are very welcome to attend.
Rehearsals are being held at 10am on Saturday 15 December and Saturday 22 December at the Octagonal Chapel. Anyone interested can contact Margaret on 01422 842550 or just turn up to a rehearsal.
Thanks to everyone who made it to the Church Yard on the 11th of the 11 @ 11.30 onwards. There were thirteen in all. A good number. Leaves were swept; bulbs and plants planted. Worry not if you couldn’t make it for we shall return with our tools and our enthusiasm on another day.
Next HELP meeting is Monday coming (19th) in the White Lion at 8pm where we shall make further plans about keeping Heptonstall beautiful, especially in the Christmas season.
Ideas and new members always very welcome.
HEptonstall Lights and Planting.
The clue is in the name.
The Group first met in October 2011 and concentrated on getting a Christmas tree and lights for the village and lights at Colden.
Although the Group set the ball rolling, it could not have been done without help from others in the village – a real community effort.
As well as taking on the annual bulb planting, the Group is now thinking of ways to brighten up Heptonstall all year round. Ideas include:
- Troughs/planters for Weavers Square and other suitable locations
- Planting in the old churchyard
- Meadow and verge planting with self-seeding plants
- Asking local gardeners for any surplus plants to use
Any other suggestions would be welcome.
The Group meets every 5 or 6 weeks usually in one of the local pubs. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come along.
Details of the next meeting will be added to the website shortly….
The next meeting of the Good Neighbour Scheme (+Volunteer Driver) Group will be held on Monday 19 March 2012 at 1:00pm.
If you are willing to help and/or would like to fnd out more about what we are trying to achieve, please contact – Phil Kelly Tel 01422 847328 or email to jacandphil*talktalk.net (change * to @).
The Good Neighbourhood Scheme emerging from the Parish Plan questionnaire needs information to secure its success. If you know how any elderly or vulnerable neighbours could use a helping hand, or you know of/organise facilities already in our community please drop your ideas in the boxes provided at Post Office/May’s shop (no names please).
Do not leave this to others - we will sift out any duplication.
The Heptonstall Community Website team are keen to promote awareness of and information about groups and organisations based or operating in the Heptonstall parish area.
We would therefore welcome any information on your organisation, including brief details about you, where and when you meet and so on. We would also like you to keep us up to date with your events and achievements.
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