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    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.



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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair


    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm


    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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Would you buy biodiesel in Presteigne?

Transition Presteigne (TP) has been talking to Presteigne garage aboutselling biodiesel. The garage is receptive but would like to know the level of interest from people in the community to help them make adecision about whether or not to stock it and how they might retail it.

This fuel is made from second generation oils/fats, that is, reprocessed (in Wales) frying oils etc  and not first generation oil,where a crop e.g. rapeseed etc is grown specifically for the fuel market.


We have provided some information below which we hope will be sufficient to help you make an expression of interest.

If you'd be interested in purchasing this biodiesel in Presteigne please respond so Transition Presteigne can gauge the level of interest and hopefully progress this with the garage.

What is Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is produced from straight vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow and waste cooking oil. It is much better for the environment, is otherwise a waste product and is less polluting than mineral diesel fuel.

Is it Safe For Your Car?

It Can be mixed with regular diesel

It is a High Quality Product: compliant with  European Biodiesel Specification EN 14214

No Modifications necessary for Modern diesel vehicles

Cars can run on 100% biodiesel

Same mileage and performance as mineral diesel

Reduced engine wear/ increased engine life over mineral diesel

Smoother combustion than diesel.

1994 vehicles and later are built from biodiesel-compatible

materials: earlier vehicles may have to replace rubber hoses [cheap job]

Cars with common rail and unit injector systems built 2004 and after

can use a blend 20% biodiesel to start with to see how the car runs on it.

Older engine systems [2003 and earlier ] with distribution pumps are fine running on biodiesel

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