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SUSTAINABLE BRAMPTON NEWS EXTRA HOT OFF THE PRESS!
31 OCT BRAMPTON CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE
Café Scientifique evenings are returning to Brampton in the Community Centre Café with a programme of science based talks and discussions on the last Thursday each month (except December). The inaugural presentation on 31st Oct will be on the history of explosions testing at the DNV GL Spadeadam Research and Testing Site, giving an insight into the science involved in explosions and the need to conduct research.
Tickets £4 in advance from Reception on 016977 48833 or email@example.com and £5 on the door (first drink is included). Doors open 7pm presentation 7.30pm and discussion from 8.30pm.
8 NOV BUTTERMERE FELL CARE SKILLS TRAINING DAY
21 NOV COLD TO COSY HOMES CHAMPIONS TRAINING
The ‘Cold to Cosy Homes’ Cumbria service is ready for winter, and Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) are providing short training sessions on referring clients to it. This Cold to Cosy Champions training will provide a thorough understanding of the service and you’ll then be able to help clients access this free support.
|Sign up here for a free day of conservation and training at Buttermere organised by Friends of the Lake District that will be fuelled by laughter, conversation and cake. Bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Skills include: dry stone walling, a lakeshore litter pick, rail and post fencing, sheep-proof fencing, tree planting, footpath and upland path maintenance, hedge planting and wilderness skills.
The first half-day (morning) training session will be on Thu 21 Nov in Kendal. Please book here, and we'll confirm the timings and venue shortly. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTITUDES TO CLIMATE CHANGE SURVEY
|Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) has launched the first public survey to gauge attitudes to climate change in Cumbria. You can help make it a success by sharing the survey link https://cafs.org.uk/cumbria-climate-survey-2019/ with people in your networks and ask them to fill it in before the end of November.
There will be paper copies of the survey at the Give and Take stall at Brampton Farmers’ Market this Saturday (31st Oct) that you can complete on the spot.
EPIACUM AND GRAMPUS ARCHEOLOGICAL PLACEMENT
An opportunity has arisen with Epiacum (a Roman fort between Alston and Slaggyford https://www.epiacumheritage.org/.
Epiacum (partnered with Grampus Heritage) is looking for 2 local people for a 44 day volunteer placement in Lisov Muzeum in Slovakia http://lisovmuzeum.sk/ to learn heritage skills such as lime plastering, wood carving, sustainable building and fencing without wire.
The idea is that the 2 people would then be able to support the work at Epiacum to build a bastle house there which is in development. The project is all about transferable skills. All expenses are paid, including flights, travel and accommodation, food and insurance. All that is required is enough free time to participate. Enquiries to Elaine on 07921858126.
Please do let me know if anything you have read interests you or if you have an item to include in the next mailing. My email address is email@example.com or you may call 016977 48833.
Tim Coombe Chair Sustainable Brampton