Big Bike Fix, we’ve started something amazing!

The Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Big Bike Fix is a successful bicycle recycling scheme run locally from Boston Spa, which has repaired and donated nearly 700 second hand adults and kids bikes in 3 years. Bikes are donated freely to us by members of the public and also by two local bikes shops. We…

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Transforming a derelict Walled Garden into a…

…..thriving Community Garden. Living Potential is based on a working farm, at Carlston Hill Farm in Sicklinghall, near Wetherby, Leeds. They are a Community Interest Company, set up to be a non-profit social enterprise. It is run by a dedicated team of staff who have many years of experience, teaching and working in a variety…

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A Letter from our new Chair

A few words from our Founder first; ‘The Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group all started when a group of local people including myself got together, in May 2019, to discuss what we could do within the community in the face of the overwhelming evidence that the world was in a Climate Emergency.…

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Everything you need to know about air pollution in one place

Up to now, it’s been easy to associate the glow of a fire or wood burner with comfort. Pressures on household finances may have tempted more people towards burning wood in the belief that it’s cheaper or more environmentally friendly. However, we want to help protect people and planet by shining a light on these…

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Have your say, about a better future

Save the date! Saturday 11th November, noon start for 2 hours only in Wetherby Town Hall. 4 inspiring speakers from other local communities are coming to talk to our community here in Wetherby and surrounding villages, about how they have helped solve challenges with regard community energy, waste & reuse, transport and community gardens. Energy…

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Party in the Park – Boston Spa, goes eco-friendly again

In collaboration with Boston Spa Parish Council, this summer’s Party in the Park, Big Festival celebrations in Stables Lane had a more sustainable theme. Local businesses took up the challenge again this year after last summer’s success, to reduce their reliance on avoidable, oil based plastic packaging, using instead plant-based alternatives (which have a lower…

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Wetherby and Boston Spa schools champion the environment.

Over the past few months, our local school children have been busier than usual. As well as their normal curricular activities they’ve been learning about protecting our local environment, reducing waste, reusing and recycling and encouraging more active travel. Delivered by Penny Stables and volunteers from the Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group,…

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Become Carbon Literate

It can be a prickly subject! Do you wish to get your facts straight about the latest climate science? You may not know where to start and what to tackle first to have the biggest impact on reducing carbon? You might want to speak with more clarity and confidence on the subject with friends and family? Do…

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ENERGY SAVING FAIR – Getting through the energy crisis.

Click Here for simple, quick energy saving adjustments for your home. Click Here to understand retrofit & insulation Click Here to read about Solar PV & Batteries Click Here to read about heat pumps Wetherby Town Hall. Saturday 28th January 2023. Free Entry. Drop in from 10am til 2pm. Many people are struggling to cope…

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Coping with the Energy Crisis

Saturday 24th September, Wetherby Town Hall, 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome. Energy costs have increased dramatically in recent months. There will be a further steep rise in October and a forecast that energy prices will surge again in early 2023. With petrol and diesel prices at record levels, inflation at its highest for many years…

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