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Do you want a warmer, cheaper, greener home?

Do you want a warmer, cheaper, greener home?

Making our homes more energy efficient is such a great, and relatively easy way to keep warmer in winter, save some money and reduce our carbon footprint. Especially at a time when it's all too easy to feel powerless in the face of the huge issue of climate change. It's a win-win for all. And, with several grants available at the moment to help with the initial costs, now is the perfect time but where do you start and what option is best for you? Well, check out this recording of the Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle Climate Action group workshop…
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4 Villages Light Trail – Get out and get active this winter!

4 Villages Light Trail – Get out and get active this winter!

A simple and magical self-led community event to celebrate Christmas together in Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle, Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth. Light up your home and explore the displays of others with a fun ‘light bingo’ activity. The trail will run from 12th – 27th December, with lights on from 5.30 – 8.30pm each day. There are also 2 adults bikes, £150 Love2Shop vouchers, and other active travel goodies up for grabs! Light up your home If you light up your home this December you could win a bike! Just add Christmas lights to your house, garden, or window…
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I’m Dreaming of a green Christmas part 2

I’m Dreaming of a green Christmas part 2

Christmas for many has become a consumerist trap to buy more toys, more food, more clothes, more wrapping, more  cards, more, more, more. And all of this, every single extra bit of plastic and card and chocolate has an environmental cost. According to one study, 'three days of festivities could result in as much as 650 kg of carbon dioxide emissions per person. This is 5.5% of our total annual carbon footprint.’ In just 3 days! And that data is from 2011, I can only imagine it has increased since then. But – there’s no need to feel guilty about…
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I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas part 1

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas part 1

“Every year, the British public celebrates Christmas by cutting down eight million trees, wrapping enough presents to smother Guernsey, binning billions of greetings cards, and then throwing away £l billion worth of food.”.Author(s): M. HarrisSource: Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2011, p. 30 – 33 If that’s not reason to be start being a bit more conscious about your consumerism this Christmas, I don’t know what is. But more on how you can do that in part 2. Firstly, let’s talk Craftivism, a term coined by writer and crafter Betsy Greer. According to the Craftivism Collective founder, Sarah Corbett, this,…
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Warmer, Greener, Cheaper Homes – FREE Q&A Session

Warmer, Greener, Cheaper Homes – FREE Q&A Session

Improvements to your home to keep in the warmth and reduce energy consumption is a great way to save money and help protect the environment. With several grants available at the moment to help with the initial costs, now is the perfect time. But where do you start and what option is best for you? Sea Mills and Combe Dingle Climate Action is hosting an online Q&A with our local experts, Trishna from the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Ian from Fourwalls that will cover the basics, from what support options are available and switching energy suppliers to insulation and…
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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

This year we are inviting anyone who would like to remember those affected by war to help us create a display at the Sea Mills museum – aka the red phone box on Sea Mills Square and to colour pictures for your own house windows. Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Together have provided some sheets that can be coloured in or decorated. It’s a great half term activity for children or anyone who would like to take part. You can use your contribution to remember an individual, group or everyone affected by war. Download your colouring sheets sheets from here,…
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Remembrance Day Colouring Activity

Remembrance Day Colouring Activity

For Remembrance Day this year, why not download our poppy wreath postcard or poster. Colour in the poppy wreath and write in who you will be remembering this year – this can be individual people, groups or everyone affected by war.You can add your name in one of the top corners if you’d like.If you’d like it displayed in the Sea Mills phonebox museumthen cut it out and drop it off at 28 St Edyth’s Road in Sea Mills by 6 November.You could also print off the larger version on the second page to colour in and stick in your…
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Halloween Wanderland

Halloween Wanderland

BS9 Window Wanderland are promoting an event as a covid safe alternative to trick or treat this year. Instead of knocking on doors, children are being encouraged to help make decorative displays and then tour the area to see them. Households can join in by decorating their house, windows or garden on 31st October. The theme can be halloween or Day of the Dead, Divali, Fireworks, or simply the changing season. Past Window Wanderland displays have been decorations added to windows, residents then leave their lights on during the event so that passers by can enjoy the display. Tissue paper,…
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Update: October 2020

Update: October 2020

Words by Jenny Winfield Here at SMCDT, we thought it might be useful for us to start updating our members and interested parties on what we are discussing and working on at the moment, so here goes….. Sea Mill Recreational Ground (Rec) improvements We have been having many discussions about how the use of the Rec can be improved for all users, from dog walkers and runners to our local football teams and families just wanting to use our fantastic green space.  We are hoping to be part of a Bristol Initiative called Bristol Future Parks and are in discussion…
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Farewell to the scarecrows…

Farewell to the scarecrows…

Many thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Scarecrow Trail, and we hope you had a lot of fun going around ticking off all the brilliant creations you could find. The weather could have been kinder in the first week, but the soggy scarecrows stayed standing in spite of all the torrential rain and gale-force winds. Some even had their own rainwear! Brandon and Owen (6) from Coombe Dingle made the most of the last few days of the school holidays: “We had a great time exploring the neighborhood – we went out on three different days to…
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