BEST Carnival Damsel-fly in Carnival Bentham parade tomorrow! Don’t miss it!

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Collette has made this damsel fly which fits in with the Carnival’s “Tales of the Riverbank” theme and is a subtle comment on the unfortunate dumping of waste plastic in our local river (the Wenning).  It is entirely made out of waste plastic.  Many thanks to Kathleen Kelly, Peter Knowles and Rachel (sorry don’t know surname) for donating their waste plastic.

Please come along and support the Carnival tomorrow and you’ll be able to see this giant damsel-fly in the parade at 1.30pm (assemble in car park from 1.00pm if you’re part of the parade).

Well done on Give & Take Day Everyone!

Give and Take in Bentham 14th March 2015

What a satisfying day!

Thanks everyone for all your help – so many of us so willing that none of it felt like a chore, I think.

So much came in, so much went out. So many people happy!

At the end we had collected about £90 which I think nearly covers costs. Sue Ryder took a couple of boxes of knick knacks; Edward collected not very many books; a couple of cars went via Low Bentham for the next Institute fundraiser.

Linda and I took the rest over to Settle – and a good bit of that went to Age UK (for future ref, they loved the big ring files) so really very little ended up in the dump.

And a special bonus – on the way back we picked up a hitch hiker – who turned out to be the benighted cyclist who had cycled home on Bobs bike and was now on his way back to Bentham to repair and collect his own!

So well done us, and thanks for all your cheerful work,

 

Annie Neligan

Give & Take & Hay Meadow Green Cafe!

Hi everyone – March is a very exciting month for BEST and also for all Bentham folk with unwanted stuff cluttering up their house/garage/shed and also for people who like taking away free stuff and stopping it going to landfill!

Yes folks, it’s Give & Take time again!  Please click the link below to download a poster with all the information.  Tell all your friends and neighbours too:

Give & Take March 2015

And if that’s not enough excitement for you, the Tuesday immediately after the Give & Take weekend is our next Green Cafe with Coffee/Tea & CAKE plus a very interesting topic all about Hay Meadows.  Click the link below to download the poster with all the information:

2015 March Hay Meadows Green Cafe

BEST meeting today!

Hi we’ve another lovely BEST meeting at the Looking Well Studios, King St. High Bentham at 7.30pm.

Collette Austin will be showing you how to use our WordPress blog so that you can add your own stuff whenever you find something you think will be interesting to the group.  We’re going to be upstairs on the 1st floor where apparently the internet connection is better.

Do not be alarmed it is very easy and there is no pressure on anyone who doesn’t want to have a go.

Green Cafe Today! – Bangladesh (at the sharp end of climate change)

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Please click on link above for full details.

Apologies for last minute posting – another fascinating Green Cafe topic at 8.00pm in the Looking Well Studios, Bentham.

Please come along for Tea/Coffee, cake, green issues and conversation! 🙂

Green Cafe 16th of December – Community Power

Come to the

Green Café

Coffee, cake and conversation

Third Tuesday in the month

 

Community Power

Steve Wrigley of Lancaster Co-Housing will tell us the fascinating story of theirHalton Lune Hydro scheme

which has just won a 2014 Observer Ethical Award.

Solar panels, hydro plant, small-scale wind turbines, anaerobic digesters and biomass boilers –

Craven wants to encourage not just individuals, farms and businesses, but also whole communities, to bring forward micro-generation projects.

What can we learn from Halton?

 Tuesday 16th December

 8.00 pm

at

Looking Well, King Street, High Bentham

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 If you would like to download a copy of this poster to share please click the link below:

Community Power

Bees in Bentham at next Green Cafe

Come to the Green Café    

Coffee, cake and conversation

Third Tuesday in the month

Buzzing Bentham

Natural beekeeping is….

  • good for the bees
  • good for the birds
  • good for our flowers, our fruit, our vegetables, our crops and
  • good for us!

 

Come and find out why from local beekeepers

 Tuesday 18th November

 8.00 pm

at

Looking Well, King Street, High Bentham

www.greenbentham.org.uk    015242 63399

Click link below to download your copy of the poster to share with other  people 🙂

Buzzing Bentham

 

Bentham Green Party – Fracking Event

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Find out all about fracking and its relevance to us specifically in Bentham at this event on 4th November.  Click on the link above for full details.  This event is being run by the new Bentham Green Party group.