A poetic Green Cafe Wed 23rd March

Green Cafe – Coffee, Cake & Conversation:

Jane Routh is a poet and land-holder in
She will be reading from her book
Falling into Place

a celebration of wildlife, work and weather in the uplands of the Forest of Bowland

Weds 23rd March 2016

Click link below for copy of the flyer:

2016 Falling into Place

As always at Looking Well, King St. 7.30pm


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YDMT Bumblebees and Wildflowers talk TONIGHT!!!

Coffee, Cake, conversation and….Bumblebees!!

Just a reminder that this month we are encouraging people to go to the Friends of Bowland event tonight, Thursday, at Looking Well, for your Green Cafe fix. Tania St Pierre will be talking about a Buzz in the Meadows bumblebees, wildflowers, pollination from 7.30 – 9.00pm.  This is at Looking Well Studios, King St. High Bentham.

Hope to see you all there 🙂

Green Cafe tomorrow – all about the “Local Plan” & CARnival Bentham awards prizes for B.E.S.T. damselfly.










B.E.S.T. was awarded a “most original” certificate a hand made ornament of a robin (made by Sue Halsall) and a fantastic hand knitted rosette by CARnival Bentham for Collette Austin’s carnival damselfly which was made entirely from re-used waste, (e.g. plastic bottles, tin foil, plastic bags etc.).  Sorry for the delay in posting this up – it was a case of getting round to taking the photo!

Also B.E.S.T. Green Cafe at 8pm Looking Well Studios tomorrow night (Wednesday).  Click the following link for more details: 2015 Local Plan

We’re discussing the Local and Neighbourhood Plans – which will have all sorts of implications for developments to be green – or not.  It will be really good chance to get our heads around what they mean for us, how we can be involved, what we would like to see included.- so it would be great if you came along!
Please click the link below to see the latest draft of the plan before tomorrow night.
Please click below for the minutes of our last meeting:

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


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

Bangladesh jan 2015

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


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


Looking Well, King Street, High Bentham

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

Buzzing Bentham