River Stour boat launch Photos – May 2014

A lovely Sunny morning, with lots of enthusiastic river clean up volunteers ready for action.

Geraldine Bray named the new boat the ‘Little Stour Warrior’ and she was launched down the slipway into the river – helping to haul out rubbish from under the Stour Bridge.  The pile of rubbish included 12 shopping trolleys!

Those who had brought seeds set to work cleaning out a gulley in a girder and planting seeds to cheer up a forlorn spot.

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Stourbridge Photo competition 2014

River Stour - Kinver - Beth Gurney
River Stour – Beth Gurney

Please send us your photos of the River Stour and surrounding Flora and Fauna for our 2015 calendar and this years photo competition.

Judging will take place in September.

Here is the calendar are some photos from last year.

1st Prize:        £50 and a trophy

2nd Prize:      £20 and membership to the RSPB

3rd Prize:       £20 book token

Please include the location and any nearby identifying landmarks.

  • Photos must be large size and of high quality for reproduction in the calendar
  • Photographs may be taken anywhere within the Dudley Borough.
  • Please state if applicant is under 16.
  • Please include your contact details

Send Print or CD/DVD to: c/o Transition Stourbridge, 49 Heath St, Stourbridge, DY8 1SE.

Digital Photos to: stourphoto@gmail.com

 

Plant Swap – Sunday the 18th May

Plant-SwapCome along to the plant swap or just join us for a cup of tea…

Date: Sunday 18th May,  2pm to 5 pm

Where: Berith Gardens, No. 4  Norton Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2RT

Bring along any plants to share or give away. e.g. Vegetable Plants: tomatoes,beans, pumpkins, etc. Garden Plants: cuttings, babies.  House plants…anything!

  • Bring any spare plants you have, and choose some to take home.
  • Come along even if you don’t have plants to bring.
  • There will be Refreshments to
  • Somewhere to shelter if we get rained on

Everyone welcome, looking forward to see you there…

River Stour boat launch and next event – Sunday 18th May

Little Stour Warrior BoatOur next event…

Date: Sunday 18th May, 10.15 for 10.30
Where:  The Stour bridge – Park at Bonded warehouse

The Mission

It is definitely a far more adventurous and challenging site than we have ever done before. The work is under the two bridges so light is a bit limited. Do you have a head torch?

  • Rod is asking a friend to provide an extra strong winch
  • Helen hopes to bring some buoyancy jackets
  • Rosanne plans some better waders will look into head torches

We Need

At least 8 confident and fairly robust people to go into the river and also two people to work the winch to pull the rubbish out. Then there are people needed to cart the rubbish a very short way for the Council to pick up.

The Boat

The ‘Little Stour Warrior’

  • The boat will have her new name painted on her and a new Save our Stour banner.
  • Rosanne will bring some pure Malvern Water to launch and name her with.
  • Geraldine would you do the honours here if you are coming?
  • Anyone who would like to support the launch would be most welcome!

Please Bring

If you intend to go into the river please bring

  • A strong stick. (this really is needed)
  • A head torch (if you have one)

And please let me Rosanne know (rosanneadams@yahoo.co.uk) if you will be able to come and where you think you might help, thanks.

SONY DSCRiver Stour Photo Competition

Send us your photos of the River Stour and surrounding Flora and Fauna for our 2015 calendar. Here are some photos from last year.

Please include the location and any nearby identifying landmarks. Please state if applicant is under 16.

  • All images must be of a high resolution for reproduction in the calendar
    (a minimum of 300dpi / 1200 pixels wide)
  • Photographs may be taken anywhere within the Dudley Borough.
  • Judging will take place in September.

Send Photos to: (please Include your contact details)

Print: c/o Transition Stourbridge, 49 Heath St, Stourbridge, DY8 1SE.

Digital: stourphoto@gmail.com

FILM: Occupy Love – Saturday 17th May

Our next film screening…

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning

Date: Saturday 17th May, 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)
Entry: By Donation

Occuopy-Love-World-HeartSynopsis

Join director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse.

The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.

See more at:
http://occupylove.org/about/

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cTBlGcZCeA

Next Film Date

Our next film will be No Impact Man, and is showing on Saturday 12th July at 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge.