7 Sep 2008

Events and festivals galore next weekend

Next weekend looks set to be a busy one. Here's some of the local stuff that might interest...

Photo: Alan Tomlinson in the SNJ - one of the movers and shakers that made the Randwick Hall renovations happen

Open Homes for a more Sustainable Future: as regular blog readers will know I am coordinating this project for Transition Stroud - we have organised 12 homes around Stroud to open to the public so that they can see renewable energy in action, discuss energy efficiency and get advice on eco-renovations. Today I was in the High Street handing out more leaflets - over next weekend in addition to a whole range of measures on different homes there will also be a chance to see the largest PV generation in the country on private housing, see how co-housing works and there will also be tours of Tranquility House that has been dubbed by the Building Contracts Journal as ‘the most energy efficient house in the world’. Plus two guided walks of the homes which are part of the Stroud's Walking Festival (also on over the weekend) and a cycle route. More info at: http://www.stroudopenhomes.org.uk/

Randwick Village Hall opening: On Saturday 13th September the main centre for information for the Open Homes will be Randwick Village Hall and at 11am there will be the official opening with Wap Mayor Stan Giles. The hall hopes to be the country's first carbon neutral village hall - and has installed measures like a ground source heat pump and Solar PV and the companies will be on hand to give advice. There will also be exhibitions from 11am to 4pm of some of the measures that people can take, plus grant information and a generous money off solar and rainwater harvesting installations from the Greenshop. More info at: http://www.stroudopenhomes.org.uk/

Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish Coffee Morning: Whiteshill Village Hall will be the venue to meet the Parish councillors and talk to them about local issues. 10 to 12 noon.

Cashes Green Hospital site redevelopment: the public consultation will be at Cashes Green Primary School on Sat 13th: dropin sessions from 2pm to 4pm or book for morning session by phoning Jo Davis on 01179885224.

Medieval Fayre: Victory Park, Cainscross will come alive from 12 to 5pm on Sun 14th. Free admission.


Mini-Fringe Festival: The full programme was cancelled but there is still much music and entertainment to enjoy over the weekend - see more here.

Stroud Food Festival:
It was launched at the Farmers Market today - loads of people there and a programme with some 100 events planned!! It is great that we are celebrating the wonders of our local produce - let's hope this becoms a regular celebration. See more here.

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