We are organising a Ladies Clothes Swap and Social Evening on Tuesday 24th May! Drop off any good quality clothes that you don’t wear any more in exchange for vouchers. Then, on the evening, come to the Village Hall, enjoy a drink and a cake whilst you browse, and exchange your vouchers for any fresh items that take your fancy.
We have hedgehogs in Silchester! Several have been spotted recently. For details on how you can encourage these charming creatures into your garden to deal with your slugs see Silchester Wildlife.
Please recycle anything you can in the Ali Recycling scheme at the Pavilion on a Friday, or at the Village Market. Everything you leave raises money for the Playground and the Village Hall. We can no longer collect pet food packaging, crisp packets or coffee pods (except Lavazza ECO pods). Soft plastics (plastic bags, pet food pouches, crisp packets etc) can now mostly be recycled at Sainsburys in Tadley. The collection point is by the windows behind the tills. You can however continue to recycle your coffee pods yourself through the Podback Scheme. For full details of what can be recycled through Ali Recycling including details of three NEW schemes and for a copy of the A-Z of local recycling facilities, see Reduce and Reuse
Basingstoke and Deane have just launched their Climate Change Toolkit full of useful advice on things that you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.
We now have an Aluminium Foil collection point at the Village Hall. Clean Aluminium foil only, please. See Reduce and Reuse for the location of the recycling bins at the Village Hall.
Sustainable Silchester is all about encouraging and supporting Silchester residents to take practical actions to live more sustainably and improve bio-diversity. We are joining people and communities across the world in taking positive action and being part of the solution. Together we can make a difference.
Meetings are open to all local residents, or people who work in or around Silchester. The aims are to lead positive action and to enjoy meeting each other. Our next meeting will be towards the end of February. All are welcome.
…for infomation about local activities where you can get involved, local recycling and re-use services, and local services. Also information about the Common and local flora and fauna, ideas for seasonal recipes and much more. If you think of anything else that we should add, please let us know.