Environment and Climate Emergency – towards a Carbon Neutral South Brent:

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.

If you are interested in being a part of the Zero Carbon South Brent sub-group, or finding out more please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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/.

 Free IT Skills Sessions - Could you be a helper? These sessions have proved to be quite popular and have helped many in our local community as well as raising money for our local charities. Our number of helpers is quite small and we really need a few more to keep these sessions viable. Do you think you could help? You don't need to be available for every session as we organise numbers around helpers available. You don't need to be an absolute expert, if you are competent with using a smart phone or laptop you will probably find that's enough. We use Google to help us solve problems and we are a real hive mind supporting and learning from each other to help our attendees. We would really value some more people with knowledge of Apple products, most of our helpers are more Android and Windows based at the moment. You can find out more at http://www.itsorted.org.uk/southbrent/. So, if you are a competent user of IT (not expert) and could spare the odd Thursday evening please get in contact with Massimo by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on 01364 649290 or 07795 257849.


Every Thursday evening:

TheYouth Bus’ from 6.30-8.30pm in Palstone Park, South Brent - a meeting place for friends plus hot chocolate and biscuits.


 Sweeney Toddlers:

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.

No need to book, just come along and join the fun! Suggested donation £2 per family.

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.

For more information, please contact Viv Sweeney on 07540 869840 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see Facebook - sweeneytoddlers2018.