Green Cafe Tomorrow – Which renewables are best?

 Sun? Wind? Water? Earth?

 A new sports pavilion could generate energy for itself and cash for the community. We’ll be looking for the best Low Carbon option.

Join us to find out more and to share your views!

 Weds 14th  October 2015

 8.00 pm

  Looking Well, King Street,  High Bentham

  www.greenbentham.org.uk    015242 63399

 Click on link below to download a flyer for the event

2015 sun, water …

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

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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:

Crop Swaps & Best Meeting!

"Such Fun!"

“Such Fun!”

There will be Crop Swap stalls on the 25th July, and the 1st, 8th, 15th August in Main Street, High Bentham
We will be there from 9.30 – 11.30am
Get in touch if you would like to help out 🙂
 
Our next meeting is in the Horse and Farrier, Main Street, High Bentham at 7.30 on Tuesday 18th August.  All Welcome!

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

Crop Swap Stalls – August and September 2014

During August and September, BEST members will once again be running Crop Swap Stalls, where you can swap your surplus home produce for something else, or if you haven’t anything to swap and simply want to take home some really fresh Bentham local food, you can make a donation to the Practical Action charity, to support a project using solar power to pump water in arid areas of East Africa. Click here for info about the project.

cropswapWhat might be on the Crop Swap Stalls?

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • Preserves
  • Honey
  • Free-range eggs
  • Home baking

The stall will be on the Main Street near the Post Office, from 9.30 till 11.30 on the following Saturday mornings: 9th and 23rd August, and 6th and 20th September.