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 have.
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.
SHARE Trees: If you 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.
SHARE 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.