Street-re-Cycle, Sunday 8 September 2019

The next in our now regular series of households giving things away, to clear clutter, get some great ‘new’ stuff for your house, and to meet people in your neighbourhood.

Just sign up – e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.ukto let us know you’re taking part.

Then on the day put out your stuff at the front of your house, to sell, swap or give away.

PotsItems can include books, toys, DVDs, clothes, shoes, leftover tins of paint, spare bits of wood, furniture items… (Please take care not to block pavements or access ways, and tidy up anything not taken by the end of the event).

There will be lots of local households taking part. Tell your neighbours and friends, put up posters, invite neighbours to join in and clear their stuff too!

We’ll post here a list of all the addresses we know of, so that people know where to find you.

We can also provide posters to display in windows, laminated posters to be displayed outdoors and balloons to attach to your  door/gatepost.

Street-re-CycleSo… all you need to do now to register is e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk.

Please contact Pie Waller on 07761 642160 if you would like posters or balloons.

Please be responsible for posters that you put up – and take them down after the event. Also please be sure to tidy away any leftover items at the end of Street-re-Cycle.

And most of all: take this chance to meet your neighbours – clear out your cupboards and sheds and have some good green fun.

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Craft-y-Crawl, Sunday 17 November 2019

We are preparing for this year’s Craft-y-Crawl – an opportunity in the Christmas run-up for local makers to showcase their work and to encourage local shopping and community-building.

We are looking for local artists and craftspeople who would like to be included in this craft trail round the streets of South Bank.

This is the 5th year of Crafty-Crawl and we are hoping to make it even bigger, and more varied and of course, creative FUN for all.

The date is Sunday 17th November, from late morning into the afternoon (final times to be confirmed).

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You can either exhibit on your own or with friends in your own home/studio or join with others at The Winning Post pub on Bishopthorpe Road or The Trafalgar Bay pub on Nunnery Lane or at St Chad’s Church on Campleshon Road.

Please e-mail Pie at ainsliewaller@yahoo.co.uk or contact her on 07761 642160 to register your interest and let us know what you’ll be exhibiting and which venue you prefer (or your address if you prefer to exhibit there). There will be a fee of £5 to cover printing and admin costs.

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Harvesting at our community garden this Sunday 18 August

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Interested in trying your hand at gardening this weekend?
Come help us at our regular gardening session this Sunday at 4pm at our community garden (adjoining St Clements Church, Scarcroft Road YO23 1NE).
We are going to be pruning back the fruit bushes, weeding, and there should be courgettes and pumpkin to pick.
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Next Street-re-Cycle: Sunday 8 September, 11am to 3pm

PotsThe next in our now regular series of households giving things away, to clear clutter, get some great ‘new’ stuff for your house, and to meet people in your neighbourhood.

Just sign up – e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk to let us know you’re taking part.

Then on the day put out your stuff at the front of your house, to sell, swap or give away.

Items can include books, toys, DVDs, clothes, shoes, leftover tins of paint, spare bits of wood, furniture items… (Please take care not to block pavements or access ways, and tidy up anything not taken by the end of the event).

There will be lots of local households taking part. Tell your neighbours and friends, put up posters, invite neighbours to join in and clear their stuff too!

We’ll post here a list of all the addresses we know of, so that people know where to find you.

We can also provide posters to display in windows, laminated posters to be displayed outdoors and balloons to attach to your  door/gatepost.

Street-re-CycleSo… all you need to do now to register is e-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk.

Please contact Pie Waller on 07761 642160 if you would like posters or balloons.

Please be responsible for posters that you put up – and take them down after the event. Also please be sure to tidy away any leftover items at the end of Street-re-Cycle.

And most of all: take this chance to meet your neighbours – clear out your cupboards and sheds and have some good green fun.

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Helpful Hacks & Savvy Swaps (to make Attenborough proud) – family event this Sunday

events_concerts_2Here’s news of a great event this weekend which Planet South Bank is supporting.

Helpful Hacks and Savvy Swaps

Sunday 11 August, 1:30 – 5:30pm, Clements Hall

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the media coverage about plastic pollution and climate change?

Perhaps you’d like to try one or two greener options at home but you just don’t know where to start?

You’re not alone! Come along to this fun and family-friendly event and pick up a couple of easy ideas that work for you.

We will be showcasing simple solutions to help you and your family trounce tricky topics such as recycling and reducing plastic.

Bring along any items in your wardrobe that you’d like to swap for something new, or perhaps upcycle or restyle!

Have a go at some upcycled craft activities, and enjoy a cuppa and some cake!

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#plasticfeedback

66722483_485625672199002_8479255187452592128_nFollowing the recent BBC War on Plastic series (do watch on iPlayer if you missed them – simultaneously depressing and inspiring https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0005xh7/war-on-plastic-with-hugh-and-anita), one of our Planet South Bank members took up the challenge and returned some plastic ‘feedback’ to a local supermarket in York.

The staff were somewhat baffled, but a friendly conversation followed and they were encouraged to watch the series for themselves. Seeing David Attenborourgh join in the encouragement to return our single use plastics is enough to inspire anyone…..and maybe if enough of us engage with supermarkets in this way it will help change pratices sooner than we imagine.

The eco pantry/zero waste shop ‘The Bishy Weigh’ on Bishopthorpe Road is another way to cut down on the plastics we bring into our homes. The shop is also collecting a number of items for recycling, such as plastic pens and toothbrushes, so do check out what you can deposit in the shop as well as what food you can take away. Just don’t forget to bring your own packaging….

And a good way to re-use plastic punnets is to come on down to our community garden in the grounds of St Clement’s church and fill them with soft fruit. Please help yourselves.

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Barbeque at the Nose

On a sunny Sunday afternoon recently we gathered for a BBQ at the community garden in the grounds of Clement’s Church. It was a great chance to enjoy some of the fruits of our labours, including fresh lettuce from the garden and gooseberry cake. We didn’t manage to grow the burgers (!) but did enjoy some very tasty home cooking, including fresh bread as well as a range of delicious cakes.

There are plenty of soft fruit in the garden ready for picking at present, so do pop down (with a punnet) and help yourself.  Look out for the small pink gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, red and blackcurrants. Our next gardening session is Sunday 3 August at 4pm so feel free to join us then if you can.

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