Redland Primary School, Chippenham have joined North Wilts FoE in our 'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow' project, with over two hundred acorns given out to pupils from the school to nuture at home.
Pupils from Reception Year right up to Year Four have the opportunity to look after and grow their own Oak tree, that will be used in our future planting projects.
North Wilts FoE are now the proud owners of a new set of display panels, that were put to good use recently at the Calne Duck Race event.
The lightweight panels alllow us to change the display very easily each time we use them, which can then be tailored for each venue.
Ideas on where and when we could use the panels are always welcome.
North Wiltshire Friends of the Earth (North Wiltshire FOE) gives full support to Chippenham Community Voice in their campaign to question the belief that large scale housing and industrial development of Chippenham is essential to the town's future, particularly on its eastern boundary.
Prelimary plans have been unveiled for a £1 million pound hydro-electric generator on the River Avon weir at Chippenham.
Wiltshire Council who are promoting the scheme are hopeful that it will go someway to off-setting the £600,000 a year energy bill at their offices in Monkton Park, less than half a mile up-stream from the weir itself.
It was announced in February that the Government has decided to scrap it's plans to privatise the woodlands and forests that are currently in public ownership in England and Wales. This has come as a great relief to many of us, as it was uncertain what any new private landowner would do.
Happy New Year.Once again we are looking forward to a busy year. The discussion at the NFU meeting at Langley Burrell went well, we all ended up agreeing that the supermarkets had a lot to answer for! Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, we had to postpone the tree planting but see below for new details.
The hydro-electric presentation at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham was hailed a success, with three excellent speakers telling us about local hydro projects that have been re-using the former cloth mills of the Rivers Frome and Avon.