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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 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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Llanidloes & Area Open-House Day

Inspiring, low energy homes open to the public:

Discover how ten local home owners have transformed their ordinary houses into low energy eco-houses.

Saturday 5th November 2011 - 10am—4pm

LLES Ltd have organised another Open House event with properties showing a range of different technologies, including Air Source Heat Pump, Ground Source Heat Pump, Solar, Wood Fuel Boilers, domestic Wind Turbine, secondary glazing, and a chance to see a barn under conversion showing wall insulation.

The Open Day offers you the opportunity to see exactly what you could achieve in your own home and obtain practical advice on systems, products and installers from the house owners.

Organised by LLES Ltd.

Introducing the locations and details of the houses….


1.  Dol Llys Lodge, Oakley Park Rd, Off  Trefeglws Rd, Llanidloes SY18 6JD.  Listed stone cottage,  built in 1840.  Log boiler with accumulator to

provide central heating and hot water .

2. Llygad y Dyffryn,

Trefeglws Road, Llanidloes SY18 6JD

Very energy efficient, external wall insulation,  secondary glazing, rainwater harvesting.

3.  Hen Ysgol,


Air Source Heat Pump provides central heating and hot water. Also secondary glazing, & log burner. Have a go at making newspaper logs for burning.

4. Cerniog Barn, Carno.

Barn undergoing conversion.  A chance to see

super insulated walls, (exposed for viewing) ground source heat pump feeding underfloor heating. See below for directions.

5.  19 China Street,

Llanidloes SY18 6AB

(next to The Mount    Inn).

Super insulation and energy efficiency measures, wood pellet boiler.

6.  3 Penygreen Road, Llanidloes (down Shortbridge St, over the bridge, houses on the left).

An example of how secondary glazing can be installed to an old weavers cottage to improve  energy efficiency without compromising appearance.

7.  Isfryn, Glanynant, Llanidloes SY18 6PQ

Property is just off the Glanynant road about a mile from 3 Penygreen Rd (see 3.) - will be signed.

New build with ground source heat pump providing hot water  and underfloor heating.

8.  Glanafon, Glanynant, Llanidloes SY18 6PQ

Just past Isfryn (see 7.) down the lane on the left.

Early 1800s cottage  with wood heating, solar thermal and solar electric panels.

9. Ty Coch Barn, Bryn Du Road, Llanidloes SY18 6JH.

Recent barn conversion with a range of renewable technologies including ground source heat pump providing underfloor heating,  solid fuel range providing heating and hot water, solar thermal and solar PV panels. Passive solar living space.   See below for directions.

10. Old Chapel Farm, Banhadlog, Llanidloes SY18 6JR

Wind turbine generating up to 6kW, log boiler, pellet hopper, heatmain to 4 buildings, pellet boiler, solar array, accumulator tanks, therma fleece insulation.

See below for directions.

Directions to outlying properties:-

Signs will be up to help with directions

Cerniog Barn,  Carno

From Caersws; enter the village of Carno, take the first left turn (just before the Aleppo Merchant Pub, with
Church opposite) then continue from **

From Machynlleth; enter the village of Carno, take the last right turn (just after the Aleppo Merchant Pub, with Church opposite)

** Almost immediately you cross a bridge - bear right. We are now about a mile away.
Follow the lane, crossing another little bridge. Here the road bears sharply left and climbs. Look for a house on the left (Castell Barn) then, a few hundred yards after, a gate on the left.

Go through this gate. The gateway has corrugated iron sheds on each side, a very obvious landmark.
Follow the (roughish) track past a house (our neighbours) and through the next gate. Avoid the sheep and look for the barn on the left
(not the holiday cottage you come to first).

Ty Coch Barn, Bryn Du Road, Llanidloes

Leave Llanidloes on Tylwch road. Turn right by the big green steel box by Eric Jerman’s yard into the narrow lane with no through road sign. DO NOT GO UP THE HILL.

Proceed to the end of the lane (about a mile). Engage first gear and ascend to the yard. Barn is signed in the yard.

Old Chapel Farm, Banhadlog, Llanidloes

Go up Bryndu hill towards Tylwch (B4518) after 3/4 mile take the Llydiartywaen Road. After a mile, take the second right, follow to the end. Park in the field just before the Chapel. Uneven ground—wear suitable shoes.

Diana Berriman

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