At its meeting on Monday 20 May 2019, South Brent Parish Council declared an ‘Environment and Climate Emergency’ (more in the Parish Council Newsletter) and Sustainable South Brent has created a ‘Zero Carbon South Brent sub-group’.
This group will look to pursue further local measures/projects that help to reduce the carbon footprint of the parish, which is an ambition of the ‘Parish Plan 2016+’.
These actions follow a number of key events including the publication of the IPCC special report on Climate Change in October 2018; the recent IPBES ‘Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ report in May 2019;
David Attenborough’s programme ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ in April 2019; plus the unanimous declaration of an ‘Environment and Climate Emergency’ by parliament on 1 May 2019 in the wake of public pressure including the School Strikes for the Climate inspired by Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion protests.
Pilates Classes with Emma Manning weekly from 10-11am on Thursdays in the Old School Community Centre.
The class is suitable for all ages at beginners or improvers level.
All equipment is provided.
Emma is a fully qualified Polestar Pilates UK instructor with over 15 years teaching experience.
Free IT skills sessions every other Thursday (31 January; 14; 28 February) from 7-9pm in the Old School Community Centre. Come and get your computer and phone problems sorted out and questions answered. Bring your questions and devices; explore, play, discover and build your confidence – all with the support and help of a group of experts (these are not formal, structured lessons). For all levels – beginners to experienced users. Come to one session or many. Free, but donations welcome. For further information see www.itsorted.org.uk/southbrent/.
A new interactive parent/toddler group started in South Brent this Autumn. Sweeney Toddlers is at the Old School Community Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.
Volunteers are wanted to help with the running of the playgroup in any way you are able, from setting up to clearing away, making tea or coffee, overseeing an activity or reading a story.
The more people become involved, the more we can achieve and the better it will become; If you think this might be for you please contact Viv.