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