Our mum, Charlotte Wilton, has been working hard at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth as the Maternity Matron there. She usually works a lot of hours but the last few weeks she has been working even more than usual preparing for any potential admissions of women with COVID-19 and changing services ensuring that there are enough staff to care for the women during pregnancy, labour and after the birth if there are lots of staff off from work sick.
At the end of March she filmed a short video that is on YouTube, Twitter and had 14,000 views on Facebook. You watch the video below.
The waste that SHARE collects for recycling is sent to a company called Terracycle, where it is sorted by type and then goes on to be made into other products such as picnic benches, furniture, garden planters, playground equipment, watering cans…
By agreement with certain manufacturers of plastic packaging, Terracycle collects very specific items. For example, the Hovis scheme takes all brands of bread loaf bags (not just Hovis ones), and Colgate offers a scheme collecting all brands of toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. There are also schemes for biscuit and cake wrappers, confectionery, crisps and snacks, pet food pouches, home care products and personal care products. Most of these items can’t be accepted in kerbside recycling collections.
The similarity of many plastic products can lead to some confusion. For example, is a bag with apples in the same thing as a bread bag? The answer is NO, because the Hovis scheme only takes loaf bags. It doesn’t accept bags from rolls, wraps, crumpets etc either!
Here is a note found at Stoke Climsland Old School collection point this morning:
This person had also left several bags of perfectly well-sorted recycling, which we are grateful for.
BUT… there were very few things in this bag that we CAN recycle – pictured here (also 4 or 5 crisp packets)
There were several food trays that could have gone in the kerbside collection. And pictured below, quite a lot that we CAN’T recycle. These bags should go in your kerbside waste, and will be taken to the energy recovery centre at St Dennis. And I think old lightbulbs are often collected at larger supermarkets, along with batteries, or you can take them to your local recycling centre (Saltash or Launceston). The bread bag on the left of the photo is OK, but all the stuff in it was waste.
WE HOPE THIS ARTICLE HELPS TO REDUCE CONFUSION.
We have collection points at: the Parish Hall in Golberdon, Callington Tesco, Nanny Oakleys Cafe, the Tamar Valley Centre at Drakewalls, Launceston Co-op and Pets At Home, Tre Pol & Pen, South Petherwin church, Coads Green phone box, Upton Cross community centre, Millennium House Pensilva, and more.
Thank you to everybody who brings their non-kerbside recycling to our collection points.
We sort and package everything once or twice a week to be sent off to Terracycle via UPS. This is a real eye-opening experience, and should be seen by everybody at least once.
Members may recall that back in May
2016 we offered fixed term Investment Opportunities to members, rather than
obtaining commercial loans, at the time the SHARE Church Park Solar PV
installation was nearing completion, and again in 2018.
Members were able to directly support SHARE’s aims and the Church Park project, and benefit from a preferential interest rate. At the same time, SHARE was able to obtain funding at lower cost than would have been possible from banks, and the full financial benefits remain within the community. Our 40kW solar installation at Church Park was fully funded by members. Since then, routine interest has been paid, and some loan capital has been repaid. The next substantial repayment of capital is due in June this year.
are now able to offer a new opportunity for Members to invest in SHARE
by providing new loan funding. The Directors would like this new investment
opportunity to be spread as widely available as possible. Full membership is open to anyone who lives,
works or owns property in South Hill, and Associate membership for anyone else
interested in our work.
quirky news article headline catches my eye – “How smart car technology could
help you sleep” (Lifestyle section of The Guardian, 24 February). The article
speaks about a new development by engineers at Ford, the car-maker. They have
adapted the Lane-Keeping technology that can be found in many new cars so that
it can be incorporated into a double bed. At this point I have to add that I
did check the date of the news article, and yes it was 24 February, not 1
Parish Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Members of the
public are welcome to attend to address the council at the start of the meeting
with any matters or questions or just sit in and stay for the meeting or leave
at any time.
Hall Refurbishment The
Parish Council has worked alongside the Parish Hall Committee to obtain funding
to carry out some refurbishment works.
The Hall will be closed for up to six weeks when a new hall floor and
heating system will be installed. Grant
funding has been obtained to cover most the costs. There is a small amount of ground works
required for the heating system so this will involve closing the recreation field while a trench is dug and pipes
installed. Notices will be displayed on
all entrances but limited access
will be allowed to the children’s play area. Although this may cause some
inconvenience for a short period of time, the work will give us all a much
improved hall for the future.
Parish Council meeting on the 16th April 2019 will therefore be held at St Sampsons Church;
same time 7.30pm. Please get in touch if
you have any questions.
We organised a visit to the SUEZ Bodmin recycling plant for Valentine’s day. SUEZ are contracted by Cornwall Council, together with Biffa and SITA, to deal with our recycling and other general waste.
The Bodmin recycling facility sorts the different items which we put in our recycling bags. When you put your steel, aluminium and plastic in one bag, the Bodmin plant has an automatic sorter to separate these, coupled with people just checking that the whole sorting process goes as it should. First, the metal gets separated from the plastic, and consequently the steel and aluminium are separated by their magnetic properties.
Some of you might not know
what Face Yoga is, others may already know or might have seen the recent
programme on TV Twinstitute where the twin doctors tried Face Yoga and a £1000 facial
and scientifically tested the results. In just one month Face Yoga made them
look 3 years younger than the £1000 facial!
Weekly classes are
starting at The Old School, South Hill Parish Hall, Golberdon and Pensilva Hall
after Easter. The classes are run by Lilian Jones. It combines facial
exercises, acupressure, massage, relaxation, breathing and visualisation
techniques for your mind, body and soul.
It’s a natural way to make
you look and feel younger and healthier. As an aromatherapist Lilian will mix
specific oils that improve the quality of your skin. Lilian has been practising
yoga for nearly forty years and a teacher for about fourteen years. So Face
Yoga is putting all the skills into practice. Come along and do something for
yourself. Relax and look forward to more youthful looks as you turn back the
Classes cost £6 each or
£50 if you book 10.
Starting at Golberdon
Village Hall 10.15 am Wednesday
24th April 2019
The Old School, Stoke Climsland 6.00 pm Thursday 25th April 2019(tbc)
Pensilva Village Hall 10.30 am Monday 29th April 2019
There has been a Christian presence in South Hill, serving this local community for over 1000 years, and St Sampson’s Church at South Hill is a special place for many people. At the community meeting in November people gave over fifty reasons why St Sampson’s is special. These included: ‘a sacred space of Christian worship’, ‘family connections’, ‘the heritage’, ‘part of our history’, ‘a peaceful haven’, ‘thriving congregation’, ‘focal point and heart of the community’, ‘another venue for community use’, ‘a beautiful place of friendship and joy’, ‘a community asset’.
church is a Grade 1 listed
medieval building. It has a wealth of
history attached to it, including being the possible site of the monastery
founded by St Sampson in the 6th century and having been Bishop
Trelawney’s first parish. There are lots
of things of historical importance both inside and outside the church, such as
the 6th century standing stone, the carved apostles on the tower,
and the font, which was part of an older church on the site. At the moment the church is open during
daylight hours for anyone to visit and it is an oasis of peace. It would be a
such a shame if it was lost to future generations.