THE Reading Sustainability Centre is working to establish an eco-education centre combined with a hydro-scheme on Caversham weir to harness
THE Reading Sustainability Centre is working to establish an eco-education centre combined with a hydro-scheme on Caversham weir to harness energy from the river.
We seek to encourage a more responsible use of resources such as water, food and energy.
So far we have received funding from the Earley Charity, NatureSave Trust and Abbey Community First for our start-up costs and the launch of our website.
Now we are registering as a community interest company and all are welcome to attend our next public event for updates on our progress.
This will take place at the new Reading Borough Council offices in Bridge Street on Wednesday, January 7 at 7pm. Guest speaker Saskya Huggins will talk about the success of similar community projects in Oxford and members of the Thames 21 conservation group will describe the benefits of a natural fish-pass for wildlife in the area.
For more information, visit readingsustainabilitycentre.co.uk
THE 221st meeting and Christmas party was held at Badgemore Park Golf Club.
The chairman welcomed members, including new member Diana Gittings in her absence.
Unfortunately, there were many apologies for absence mainly due to other clubs having trips.
The minutes of the November meeting were read, approved and signed.
The chairman announced that two members, Dorothy Woods and Cynthia Rich, had had operations and sent them best wishes for a speedy recovery.
The meeting continued with a fun Christmas Quiz arranged by Peter Whitaker. Being an expert with computer technology, he had made it especially interesting with little drawings to enhance the questions and answers.
The chairman thanked Peter for all his efforts.
We all enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner after which the venue staff came in and Pat Burton, our president, gave a vote of thanks and presented a cheque for the staff.
The next meeting will take place on January 8 when the speaker will be Tony King on the subject of “If Dickens had a camera”.
For more information, please call speakers’ secretary Marion Whitaker on (01491) 628629 or pandmwhit@bt internet.com