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Darren Jones MP talks to Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle

Darren Jones MP talks to Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle

Our Member of Parliament, Darren Jones is planning his first event solely for Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle on Thursday 14th January at 7.30 pm. The event will take place on Zoom - see details below to sign up. If you want to join him to raise a question, share a story, or catch up about what is happening in Parliament this is your opportunity. He sees it as a chance to talk about how we move Bristol forward together and get on the same page about the issues he fights for in Parliament.  As SMCDT, we think we should…
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Hallen Drive: Road Closure

Hallen Drive: Road Closure

Hallen Drive will be closed due to the construction of the new school. Construction has just started on the site and the contractor, Midas Construction Ltd, has advised local residents that Hallen Drive will be closed except for access from the end of January until the works are complete.  The school has been closed since 2012 and, after much consultation, it will be demolished and replaced with a new SEMH* school for 7-16 year olds.  Full details are available on Bristol City Council’s planning portal here. Many local residents may have happy memories of Sea Mills Infants School in Hallen…
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Lighting Your Windows in a Greener Way

Lighting Your Windows in a Greener Way

If you are decorating your windows for Christmas, perhaps for the 4 Villages Light Trail, why not think about doing it in an environmentally friendly way? Design - Take Stock of What You’ve Got The great thing about the Light Trail is the variety and imagination that goes into each display. When you start to plan out your display it really helps to gather together things that you have around the house that you could use, then form the basis of your design around these items. This will mean you don’t have to spend money on turning your vision into…
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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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