SHARE AGM was held on September 18th.Members will receive a full report and details will be posted on the web page. This year has proved another VERY busy and profitable year and has attracted a number of new members, in and around the parish.
If you haven’t signed up yet, email us or phone Astrid 01579 383620 and we’ll drop a membership form to you and answer any questions you may
We have enjoyed and been shocked on the recent visits to the:
Materials Recycling Facility at Bodmin: 30 took a
coach on this fascinating visit, to see where our kerb side recycling goes and
what happens to it. SUEZ monitor the contracts and processing and can
confidently say that all materials stay in the UK.
Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre at St. Dennis: as numbers where limited to 10 per visit, we organised 2 visits here to
watch our kerb site waste being incinerated and generating enough electricity
to power 21,000 homes. There are no operating landfill sites in Cornwall, all
our ”black bag” waste is incinerated here. The tons of ash produced is
processed on site and are used as aggregate for roads and building.
Langage Farm Anaerobic Digestion Facility operating
since 2010, takes food waste from local restaurants and schools and generates power
to produce their ice-cream products with surplus electricity powering around
500 homes. After 6 months being digested the resulting “waste” is a rich
material used by local farmers to improve their farmland.
We visited a water wheel to see if hydro power generation is viable. We’re still not sure. More visits are being planned, if you have suggestions or contacts let us know.
have land to plant trees please get in touch, it’s more important now than
ever. Planting and managing trees & woodland so they are fit for the future
is a big responsibly, SHARE can help. Plant native trees and know where they
have been sourced. Insect pests & organisms such as certain bacteria &
fungi are a real threat. Take a note of any Ash Die Back, take a photo, record
and watch for any changes. The Forestry Commission has information as will our
local arborists. SHARE is concerned.
Firewood for Sale: Many of our regulars have
already stocked up, but if you need top ups a full load is £120 and
dumpy bag is £60 ALL local seasoned wood, sized for you. Email SHARE@south-hill.co.uk All
profits go towards planting more trees.
Annual Trees Sale. These won’t last long : TEXT Ali 07305 044049 this week From Endsleigh Milton Abbot: Pears £25, all others a tenner: Apples , Crab Apples . Ornamental
Weeping Cotoneaster, Weeping Cherry, Robenia x Slavince “Hillier”
Recycling Project. We have sent
Terracycle around 375kg, equating to over £600for Kicks Count charity. Every Friday
at 10am we sort the items at Green Meadows, join us, just to see what we do! see the
amount of “rubbish” saved from being wasted.