August Newsletter

 Here is our August Newsletter
Wishing you a wonderful August,
Transition Keynsham 🙂

Energy Group visit to Iford Manor

This Sunday – 26th August – Transition Keynsham’s Energy group are visiting the hydropower scheme at Iford Manor, nr Bradford-on-Avon.

The scheme was installed a year or so ago and may be able to give an idea of what the possibilities for hydro-power in Keynsham might be.

The plan is to get there for 2pm, have a look at the scheme and then have afternoon tea in their tea room. The gardens will also be open for people to look around too.

The hydropower scheme is free but remember to bring £ to pay for tea and there is a £5 charge to look around the gardens.

Click Link for First turn of the Hydropower Scheme at Iford Manor

Recycling & Waste Events

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road Shows

Don’t bin it, bring it &win it!

Recycle your unwanted small electrical items locally at our electrical road show. For every small electrical item you bring to us at the road show we’ll give you a scratch card with a chance to win an iPad, a digital camera or other great prizes.

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road show – Morrison’s car park, London Rd, Bath BA1 6AE – Friday 7 September 2012 – 10am-2pm

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road show– The Beacon Hall, Peasedown St John, BA2 8SN – Saturday 8 September 2012- 10am-2pm

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road show – Chew Valley Secondary School car park BS40 8QB – Saturday 15 September 2012 – 10am-2pm

May Gurney Open day

Come and explore behind the scenes in our Keynsham depot, to see what happens to your recycling before it is sent off to be recycled into new products.

May Gurney open day – May Gurney Recycling Depot, Unit 4, Ashmead lane, Keynsham BS31 1SX- Saturday 8 September 2012- 10am-1pm (see attached poster for more details)

Give and Take day

Timsbury Give and Take day – The Conygre hall, Timsbury BA2 0JQ – Saturday 22 September 2012 – 10am-1pm

Second hand Furniture Sale

Keynsham second hand furniture sale- Next door to the Keynsham Recycling Centre, Pixash Lane, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP- Saturday 29 September 2012 – 10am-12pm

If you require any more information regarding the above events please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hannah Oakley – Waste Awareness Officer

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel: 07530263249

Fax: 01225 395162 / 

Pollinator surveyors needed!

 Beautiful……and not just beautiful but productive too! Increasing the numbers of pollinators and biodiversity in Keynsham. The wildflowers were planted as part of the  RHS  ‘In Bloom’ celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Almost 20,000sq m of wildflower meadows were sown over the weekend 14 – 15 April across the country, marking the start of National Gardening Week and the launch of Britain in Bloom.

A Buglife/ RHS Pollinator Survey is now available online and they are asking people to take part now the flowers are in full bloom for the summer. The survey can be completed any time between now and the middle of September.

 The Pollinator Survey only takes 15 minutes to complete and your results will be used to help Buglife with important pollinator conservation work. We are asking groups to spend a short time watching and recording the different insect pollinators that visit your ‘Wild about Wildflowers’ cornfield annuals; corn poppy, corn marigold, corn chamomile, corn cockle and cornflower.

THANK YOU and have fun!

Behind the scenes…

Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after we have collected it?

As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Bath and North East Somerset Council residents have a chance to see behind the scenes at the May Gurney Recycling Depot in Ashmead Lane, Keynsham BS31 1SX, during the morning of Saturday 8 September 2012. This is the depot where your weekly recycling is initially taken to be ‘bulked up’ before being sent to various places across the UK to be recycled into new products.

They are offering four guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

You must book in advance – places limited to 20 each tour so book early. Contact Council Connect 01225 39 40 41

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy enclosed shoes and wet weather gear if necessary, as part of the tour will be outside.