July 2017

Updates

Vote For Us – funding from Tesco for the orchard

Call for help! We need your votes for our community orchard project! We’ve applied to Tesco’s Bags of Help programme for funds to help with the community orchard and our other projects. We’ve been shortlisted with a project from Kinloss and one from Forres, and now the public chose which of us should get the money by a vote at our nearest store. Vote for us in Forres Tesco to win funding to start a community orchard in Viewfield Park (we have some funding but need more). Voting is happening in Tesco’s Forres branch only between now and the end…

Our hub

Open House at the Links Studios in July

We’ve moved into our Green Hive hub space now and we’re gradually getting set up. People have been so generous donating furniture, carpet office, equipment etc. We’re open during July, so please come say hi. You can find out about our summer programme and maybe join in – better still you can get us thinking about new ideas which could benefit our town. Find us at the WASPS Links Studio, Grant Street, Fishertown. We are open 10-4 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Bumblebags

Bumble Bags – cutting plastic waste

The plastic bags that seem to drift everywhere – and which we kept finding on the Beach clean – have got us thinking. We’ve heard of local community schemes where people get together to make bags from cast off and surplus material (cotton, linen etc) and then distribute them around their community. People are encouraged to use them as an alternative to the plastic bags we hate when they end up clogging our drains and waterways, wrapped around our wildlife – or indeed littering our beach and riverside. So, we’ve been given two fabulous sewing machines and have begun to…

litter picking

Two fun days – Creative clean up

Our latest Beach Clean was, once more, well attended with something like 55 people turning out to do their bit. Seemed to us there was a more diverse crew compared to last time – and we’re glad of it. We’re grateful to everyone who came (and to the council boys who came and cleared the bags at the end. We had dry weather, which helped us unearth a couple of tyres, a cupboard door and loads of plastic bags. Overall we had less rubbish to find, which must be good thing. Maybe people are leaving less around, certainly we’re aware…