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November 2020

Marsh Composting Site – Lockdown arrangements

29 November, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 29 November, 2020

The Marsh Composting site South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

SSB’s Marsh composting site will remain open on Sunday mornings from 10am-1pm for garden waste deliveries throughout lockdown as long as sufficient volunteers are available . During lockdown: Social distancing must be observed on the site therefore minimal help can be offered for unloading garden waste or loading compost. The number of vehicles on site will be controlled by the volunteers. No parking on the main road will be permitted while waiting fo entry into the site Compost may be…

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December 2020

SSB Trustees / Directors meeting

1 December, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
Station House Cafe, South Brent South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map
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Hedges & Woodland – ‘Steepers’ session

20 December, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 20 December, 2020

Penstave Copse South Brent, Devon + Google Map

The 'Steeper’s are a lively group of SSB volunteers who are in their ninth year of hedge laying and collecting wood for fuel. The group will be coppicing 25 year old trees, at Penstave Copse, to let more daylight get to the woodland floor. This will encourage natural regeneration of trees, and wildflowers, with benefits for insects, small mammals, and birds. The ‘new planting’ at the top of Penstave should become more like natural woodland, over time. To do this…

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SSB’s Virtual ‘Betwixt & Between’ Pub Quiz

29 December, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Tuesday 29 December 2020: SSB’s Virtual ‘Betwixt & Between’ Pub Quiz at 8pm via Zoom. Teams of between 4 and 6 are warmly invited to join our virtual SSB pub quiz on Zoom. (Single players can come along too and we'll team you up). Questions will relate to matters seasonal, sustainable and environmental.  So please bring your mulled cider to your computer and enjoy an evening of fun and frivolity!  Each team is also asked to bring one question.  ……

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January 2021

Hedges & Woodland – ‘Steepers’ session

3 January @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 28 March, 2021

South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

The 'Steeper’s are a lively group of SSB volunteers who are in their ninth year of hedge laying and collecting wood for fuel. The group will be undertaking various activities in the village including coppicing, hedging and clearing. This will encourage natural regeneration of trees, and wildflowers, with benefits for insects, small mammals, and birds. e have updated Risk Assessments to take both Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus) and Covid19 into account. Ash dieback is progressively killing many of the ash trees,…

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What’s my Carbon Footprint?’ – Zoom workshop

14 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 14 January, 2021

South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

‘What's my Carbon Footprint?’ Zoom workshop at 7.30pm. Sustainable South Brent, is looking to run monthly one hour workshops on Zoom, organised by its Zero Carbon Group to help you establish your carbon footprint and think about ways to reduce it. The workshop is open to anyone who's interested and no preparation is needed. To get the most from the workshop, you'll need to have basic Zoom and internet skills. (If successful, we will look for ways to help non-techie…

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The Garden Jungle: how to save our insects’: on-line talk by Dave Goulson

14 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 14 January 2021: ‘The Garden Jungle: how to save our insects’: on-line talk at 7.30pm by Prof Dave Goulson, renowned environmental scientist and author of the best-selling ‘A Buzz in the Meadow’ and ‘The Garden Jungle’ explores the key role we can play in helping to revive our natural world and what we can do to increase insect numbers. Organised by Moor Meadows, grassroots community group based on Dartmoor. The talk is free (Donations welcomed) but you will need…

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February 2021

Winter Warmer on-line Pub Quiz

18 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
ZOOM Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 18 February 2020: ‘Late Winter Warmer’ on-line Pub Quiz from 8-10pm via Zoom. Winter ain't letting up yet, and lockdown may be dragging on but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! - We're hosting another quiz! Following the success of the ‘Twixt and Between Quiz’ in December, you are again warmly invited to join in the fun of SSB’s on-line virtual pub quiz. Test your knowledge of Devon dialect colloquialisms, champions of sustainability, scientific breakthroughs, and reasons to…

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The Marsh composting site is closed during Lockdown

28 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February, 2021

The Marsh Composting site South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

As a result of the current pandemic situation, the decision has been taken, in consultation with lead volunteers, that The Marsh, SSB's Composting and Reuse site will remain closed for the foreseeable future. We aim to follow the spirit of the government's request for people to stay at home until the current National Lockdown ends. The volunteer rota will be re-instated nearer the time we can prepare for re-opening.

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March 2021

Active Hope Course

3 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm GMT
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One event on 3 March, 2021 at 6:30pm

One event on 14 March, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on 24 March, 2021 at 6:30pm

One event on 28 March, 2021 at 2:00pm

One event on 7 April, 2021 at 6:30pm

ZOOM Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

February - April 2021: Active Hope Course “Exploring how to face the mess we’re in without going crazy”. Dates: Wednesday 24 February; Wednesday 3 March; Sunday 14 March; Wednesday 24 March; Sunday 28 March; and Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Wednesdays 6.30-8.45pm; Sundays 2-4.30pm) Sessions will be on-line on Zoom but COVID permitting there will be a later half day ‘Council of All Beings’ workshop outdoors. A six week training with a small group of people, sharing our gratitude for life,…

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