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Home Composting Project Composting Project - Meeting 4 September 2013

Composting Project - Meeting 4 September 2013

THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, BISHOP’S CLEEVE

NOTES AND ACTIONS – COMPOST MEETING 04/09/13

Here are Paul's notes from the meeting, followed by a few further thoughts.

Those attending were Mike Line, Jane Powell, Denise and David Ratcliffe, Jo Scriven, Paul Treble and Anne Wortley. A sign-up sheet was completed to ensure effective communication by email and telephone. Support for the project has been received from Jerry Barr, Andy Barrell and Brian Chart.

The meeting reviewed the work that had been done so far. The proposals have been approved by:

  • The PCC
  • The Diocese (who have confirmed that no faculty is required)
  • Gloucestershire CC
  • Tewkesbury BC (who have confirmed that no planning permission is required)

Paul and Wendy Treble had visited Lansdown Community Composting Project in Cheltenham. We would be welcome to visit them again in future. It was also mentioned that Chris Evans at Dundry Nurseries also does composting on his butterfly farm.

It was noted that our scheme would be easier to carry out because all the material to compost is already on site. Bringing material in from outside would require planning permission and be much more complicated.

The aims of the project are not just to eliminate costs associated with disposing of waste but also to provide a vehicle to extend fellowship in the church and to involve young people.

Anne Wortley offered her services as administrator to the group.

The following actions were agreed

Person

Action

Status

Paul Treble

Send web site link to proposals to Anne Wortley

Circulate links to MAFF documents to all participants

Completed

Paul Treble

Plans compost bins

Outstanding

Anne Wortley

Research issues surrounding plants that can and cannot be composted with a view to setting up a survey of the churchyard

Outstanding

All present

Research composting techniques

Outstanding

SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS

There are some things that we can do immediately. These are:

  • Have a session to turn the existing heaps as a training/demonstration of what is required.
  • Arrange a group visit to Dundry Nurseries to see their arrangements. I think that their operation is likely to be closer to what we propose than Lansdown because the source material will be generated on site rather than imported.
 

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9.30 Holy Communion (with Choir)
11.15  Morning Worship (with Music Group)

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