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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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News from Hay

The nights are drawing in and what better way to spend a few hours of a drizzly October evening than sitting in the pub, to wit, at a Transition Town Hay meeting!  Please come along if you would like to chat about anything transition related or find out more about what's going on:


Tuesday 18th October at 7.30pm in Kilverts

I thought it might be helpful to have a theme to focus on at the meeting...

A possible topic of discussion is the new 5p carrier bag charge which came into effect in Wales on 1st October.  The Regulations do not specify where the proceeds of the charge should go but it is expected that they should be passed on to charities or good causes in Wales, and in particular to environmental projects. I'd like to see if businesses in Hay would donate the charge to support a TTHay initiative.  How about using the cash to put on a free basketry workshop for local people so they no longer need plastic bags for shopping!  Or materials could be bought for the Hay Youth Club to create re-usable cotton bags or re-usable bicycle inner tube baskets!  In Wales we use 273 bags per household per year so this is a great opportunity to get people to think about and reduce their dependency on plastic and come up with creative alternatives to the carrier bag...

A quick round-up of other items which may be of interest:

Hay Walking Festival

The inaugural Hay Walking Festival went really well and it was great to see many locals as well as visitors on the walks.  Special thanks to Paul Graves, Ainsleigh Rice and Phoebe Boulanger for helping out with the transition-themed walk on Sunday.  The group had great fun finding out about insulation, solar and hydro energy schemes (and eating cake!) at Ty Glyn and learning about electric bikes before finishing off at Hayfields Garden with a very tasty garden stew cooked on site.  If you would like to be involved in next year's festival please do get in touch with the Hay Tourism Group (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  If you're interested in volunteering at the garden, please get in touch with Phoebe

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Anna Hetwood

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