Extinction Rebellion Climate Action Saturday 5th October

XR Ludlow and Leominster invite you to join them in an action at 11 am in Castle Square to mark the start of 2 weeks of action in London from 7th October.

XR L&L rebels will be travelling to London on Sunday 6th to make sure our voices are heard. Show them your support by bringing your voice on Saturday 5th.

Plan – to read the Declaration of Rebellion in Castle Square, with drums & banners.

Time – meet 10.50am for an 11am start

Place – meet at the cannon outside the castle in Castle Square

Bring – smile, big voice (umbrella!!), picnic lunch ( – see below), placard – if you can

Finish – expected to end by midday – then go to Millennium Green for coffee/ picnic lunch if weather is good

If you haven’t got a placard, now is the time to make one! For ideas, search on Student Strike or April XR London Action.

We like:
There’s no planet B
Cut down on clothes, cows & cars
Stop denying, the earth is dying

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The Future of Food: Good Food Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth!

As part of the international Food for Change campaign Slow Food Ludlow Marches invites you to a special talk by Shane Holland, Executive Chair of Slow Food in the UK at Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street – 7pm on Wednesday 16th October.

All welcome to this free event.

The Future of Food: Good Food Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth!

With the global population forecast to approach 10 billion by 2050 and the planet in the grip of a climate emergency, how can we feed ourselves in a sustainable way? Newspapers scream that plant milk is better for the environment than animal milk, yet is this always true? Are faux-meat burgers better for our health?  Shane Holland will answer these questions in his interactive lecture, touching on subjects as diverse as the Arab Spring, pollinators, gut health, the US Dust Bowl and why speaking English as a second language can give you diabetes. His solutions are compelling, simple and timeless: food should be good, clean and fair.

Shane Holland is the Executive Chairman of Slow Food in the UK.  He speaks extensively on sustainable food issues and is a regular talking head on BBC radio discussing issues as diverse as vegan v meat-based eating, sustainable farming and whether insects will be our protein source of the future. He has given evidence to Parliament, guest lectures at a number of universities and speaks about food issues at the Climate Coalition. He was named by TED as an “Architect of Tomorrow” and, in addition to Slow Food, he chairs Eat Club, an organisation that teaches food skills to young people, and is past Chair of Plan Zheroes, the platform that connects good surplus fresh food with charities and people in need.

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Meeting about Shrewsbury North West Relief Road, Thursday 17th October

Shropshire Council are pushing ahead with the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road despite objections.

shrewsbury meeting

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Ludlow 21 AGM Tuesday 4th June 2019

The Ludlow 21 AGM will be held on Tuesday 4th June 2019

7.30 pm at Appleteme, The Old Brewery, Corve Street, Ludlow

Papers for the AGM can be downloaded here:

Agenda

Chair’s and Group Reports

Minutes of 2018 AGM

2018-2019 Final Accounts

Treasurers Report 2019

The AGM is open to all.  Ludlow 21 members may vote on motions and to elect new Directors.

Input from new Board members is extremely welcome.  Any member may stand for election to the Board if nominated and seconded by two other members.  Nomination forms can be downloaded here:

nomination paper

Following the formal business of the meeting, there will be a 21st birthday celebration on the theme of ‘Ludlow 21 – 21 years and counting’.  Cakes and refreshments will be served.

 

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Ludlow Fairtrade Shopping Guide

The Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group have just produced the ‘Ludlow Fairtrade Shopping  Guide’.  Download it here.
They are distributing hard copies of this through various outlets in town, notably the retail outlets featured in it – Broad Bean, Bensons, La jewellery, Tiger Lily, Myriad Organics, Wesley’s cafe, Eclectica, traidcraft outlet, Oxfam shop,
Kaboodle.
Please support these and try to add more Fairtrade  to Ludlow.
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Urgent: Proposed changes to 701 bus. Respond by 6th May

Shropshire Council’s consultation on changes to bus services closes on 6th May.

Specifically to Ludlow there is a proposed reduction to the 701 service.  If all users of the service add their voices in objection, the Council are much more likely to listen.  Please send an email to  passtrans@shropshire.gov.uk and/or to steve.davenport@shropshire.gov.uk specifically about the 701 bus.

The email might well read as follows:

“There’s a proposal to reduce the frequency of the 701 Ludlow Town service from a 30 minute frequency to every 45 minutes.  This is a service which requires very little subsidy per passenger and therefore  why it is being included in proposed service revisions? The proposal would still require a one bus/driver per day and hence the savings would be marginal by reducing the service from 20 to 15 trips per day. I consider this to be a travesty when there are other options available. ”

More details about the proposed cuts are available here:

PROPOSED REDUCTION IN SERVICE 701 LUDLOW

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Fair Trade Spring Fair Saturday 4th May

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Fair trade
Spring Fair
Saturday 4th May

10am – 4pm
Ludlow Mascall Centre
Lower Galdeford

Entrance Free

Buy right
and help make a difference by
empowering producers through trade

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Extinction Rebellion Local Group formed

A new XR Ludlow and Leominster group has been formed.  Find out more by:

Downloading their newsletter

Visiting their facebook page

Emailing the organisers at XRLudlow&Leominster@outlook.com

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Fairtrade : Shared Interest Talk.

A rare opportunity to invest your money, earn interest and improve people’s lives all at once

 

Sally Seddon from

Shared Interest

Thursday 21st March at 4.00

at St Peter’s Church, Henley Road, Ludlow

Shared Interest invest in loans to people in developing countries who are wanting to get into fairtrade but need some help to get started.

Sally says this about the work that they do:

‘It is simple: investing in Shared Interest will change lives.’

 The talk will be preceded by fairtrade tea and cakes at 3.30

Download a printable flyer here.

 

St Peter’s have asked us to mention that immediately before this event, they will be holding a Lenten meditation from 2.30 to 3.30.  You are welcome to come to this, but if you are just coming for the fairtrade event, please be aware of the need for quiet if you arrive early.

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Seed Swap Saturday 16th Feb. 10am to 1pm.

Ludlow Seed Swap

Saturday 16th Feb • 10:00 – 13:00 at

Appleteme at the Old Brewery, Lloyds Yard off Corve Street, Ludlow SY8 1DJ

Bring your saved seeds, unwanted seeds and seedlings of any variety (edibles and ornamentals). FREE friendly advice for new growers available about saving seeds and growing. FREE to attend, just pay a donation if you have nothing to swap 🙂    Plants and produce are also welcome swaps.  Free parking available

Find more details and join the event on facebook on the ‘Incredible Edible Ludlow’ page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1893510617423635 
**Supported by Ludlow 21**

 

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