AtoZ of hard to recycle waste

Did you know? our local shops are supporting an initiative to collect hard to recycle waste. Are you able to print off this poster and put up on a local Boston Spa noticeboard please. Yeadons, Boston Spa are now collecting; Used crisp packets (please flatten and wrap a minimum of 30, with an elastic band…

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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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The Green ‘Un

A newsletter about the challenges of global warming Just before the Christmas break, the UN’s COP28 climate summit was concluded in Dubai. Many climate activists think such summits are broken. They say the delegates who attend them just talk and talk, while the earth slides towards a deadly environmental tipping point. They argue that of…

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Community Litterpick

A big thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday 2nd December 2023.  We had over 20 local community members, including two children, helping to gather bags of rubbish from across Boston Spa. Special thanks to Boston Spa Angling Club who helped to litter pick along the riverside path and who keep the riverside…

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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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Rewilding an Urban Garden

Rewilding an Urban Garden We’ve been reading Isabella Tree’s The Book of Wilding (ISBN-10 : 1526659298 published by Bloomsbury Publishing (11 May 2023)) which is very inspiring. One aspect of the book shows how it is possible to transform a conventional urban garden into a garden which is truly welcoming for wildlife.  Below is mostly…

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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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