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Nature Returns to the River Stour (6/28/2016) - Thanks to our dedicated and committed volunteers we’ve almost completely cleared the River Stour behind the Lion Health Centre. The wonderful news is that as we’ve cleared away discarded shopping trollies and tyres, the wildlife has returned. On Sunday 5th June we saw fish swimming in the now fast flowing river, and as we were […]
River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 5th June (5/18/2016) - Our next event is Sunday June 5th at Murray’s, Bradley Road, Stourbridge. Please check email before coming on Sunday in case of changes due to weather, etc. For any newcomers : Please email rosanneadams@yahoo.co.uk to be added to the mailing list, thanks Date: Sunday 5th June Time: 10.15 for 10.30 start Place: Murray’s by Lion […]
Foraging Walk – Saturday 9th April (3/24/2016) - Join us for a Spring Foraging Walk led by Owen Raybould. These walks have always been very interesting and informative, as well as highly enjoyable! Date: Saturday 9th April Time: 2pm Meet: Blackstone Riverside Park free car park, meet there at 2pm, start the walk at 2:15pm. Tel number Owen: 07525261683 Cost: Donations Please Note, […]
FILM: Planetary – Saturday 19th March (3/12/2016) - Our next film evening we’ll be showing ‘Planetary’ Date: Saturday 19th March Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film Venue: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map) We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective and have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a […]
Swap Shop – Saturday 13th February (2/1/2016) - All welcome to our  SWAP SHOP – the antidote to eternal economic growth – share, re-use, reduce demand on the Earth’s resources, and reduce waste! Clothes, Books, Household items, Shoes, dvds, games etc. Bring along unwanted items, find something useful, re-use! Clear out your wardrobe and your store room! When: Saturday 13th February, 3pm – […]
The Stour Bag in the shops now! (12/18/2015) - Our new reusable Shopping Bag now available in the following shops, costing £4. All proceeds will go towards the River Stour clean-ups and future projects. Designed by local artist/designer Stephanie Green The Co-op,  High Street Celebrations, High Street Fair and Square, Market Street Stourbridge Health Store, Victoria Passage Elmfield School Gift Shop, Love Lane Tesco Express, Oldswinford Tesco, […]
Send David Cameron Giant Christmas Card for the Paris Climate Summit (11/22/2015) - Join us for a super sized xmas card signing event, to pressure the Government to take action at the Paris Climate Conference Date: Saturday 28th November Time: 11am till 2pm Where: Outside the Rye Market, near Boots, Stourbridge We will be inviting members of the public to sign a large Christmas card for David Cameron […]
Guerilla Gardening around Stourbridge (11/12/2015) - Some guerilla gardening has been going on this year around Stourbridge…here are a few photos 🙂 The River Stour Bridge Lion Health Around Town At the Station
River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 29th November (11/8/2015) - Our next River Stour Clean-up event Date: Sunday 29th November Time: 10.15 for 10.30 start Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge via Murray’s Update Firstly, many thanks to those who came to the last event. Nine trolleys were extracted along with all the other usual plastic muckage and some tyres. We were around 11 people. […]
Organic and recycled clothing company in Stourbridge: Follow The River (11/1/2015) - Follow The River is a small eco-friendly clothing company based in Stourbridge. They use Organic and recycled materials. More http://www.followtheriver.co.uk/shop/ About Follow The River All of our suppliers comply with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) code of labour practices. Our garments are manufactured in a climate neutral factory in India using renewable wind and solar technologies. Screen […]
Video: volunteers cleaning up the river Stour (10/16/2015) - Our new video about volunteers clearing rubbish out of the River Stour. Anyone wanting to get involved we’re always looking for new people, there’s something for everyone to do. Film produced, music written and played by Ian Winstanley http://www.ianwinstanley.net Next Event River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 18th October – Next River Stour clean-up event Place: Lion […]
Apple Juicing Days – October & November 2015 (10/14/2015) - Apple Juicing Days for October & November Bring any spare apples if you have, windfalls are good too, come anyway if you don’t, there will be plenty of apples there. Bring bottles to take juice home. Bring apron if you want to keep your clothes clean! Bring and share lunch if you’re there over lunchtime. Weather permitting! […]
River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 18th October (10/5/2015) - Next River Stour clean-up event Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge Date: Sunday 18th October Time: 10.15 for 10.30 Parking: Excellent Contact Please contact Rosanne (rosanneadams@yahoo.co.uk) to be added to our River Stour Clean-Up email list to be kept up-to-date with any changes due to the weather conditions closer to the time.
The Circular Economy – Free Business Support locally (10/1/2015) - FREE Business Support for Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands NISP Network is a business opportunity programme, devised and managed by International Synergies Ltd, which aims to help businesses cut cost by making better use of their resources to move towards a Circular Economy. How NISP Network can help Instead of being […]
Apple Juicing Day at Ashfield Gardens – Saturday 3rd October (9/26/2015) - Apple Juicing Day at Ashfield Market Garden, Stourbridge Date: Saturday 3rd October,  from 10.30am Where: Ashfield Camphill Market Garden, Sugar Loaf Lane, Iverley, near Stourbridge, DY10 3PB. Come and help pick apples from the orchard, and turn the fruit into delicious fresh juice – bring bottles to take some home in!  If you have spare apples, feel free […]
FILM: “I AM” – Saturday 3rd October (9/22/2015) - Our next film screening:  “I AM Documentary” Date: Saturday 3rd October Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film Where: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map) Synopsis Tom Shadyac conducts interviews with scientists, religious leaders, environmentalists and philosophers including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Elisabet Sahtouris, David Suzuki, Howard Zinn, and Thom Hartmann. The […]
Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 13th August (8/9/2015) - Our final blackcurrant picking at Vale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) is planned for this Thursday 13th August, arrive from 5pm this time. Everyone is welcome to take home half of what we pick as a Thank You and the other half the farm keeps for juicing. Bring containers! Feel free to bring […]
Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 6th August (8/5/2015) - We’ve planned another blackcurrant picking session this Thursday 6th August, from 6pm. Picking has been very successful but there are still loads of lovely organic blackcurrants at Vale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) needing to be picked! Everyone is welcome to take home half of what we pick as a Thank You and the […]
Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 30th July (7/28/2015) - We’ve planned the next blackcurrant picking session this Thursday 30th July, from 6pm. Picking has been very successful but there are still loads of lovely organic blackcurrants at Vale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) needing to be picked! Everyone is welcome to take home half of what we pick as a Thank You […]
River Stour clean-up – Sunday 19th July (7/16/2015) - Next River Stour clean-up event Place: River Stour Bridge Date: Sunday 19th July Time: 10.15 for 10.30 Parking: pretty good in Mill Race Lane As last time this will involve work in the river and hauling it up the slipway for the Council to take away. I will bring some gardening tools if you would prefer […]