A round up on the Trust projects
Keep up to date with the latest news about the Development Trust projects.
Farmers Market 8.30am-12.15
COVID-19 forced us to keep the market confined, for safety, but now we can address the huge number of requests we have received from would-be traders.
At the market on June 6th, prepare to encounter Kombucha! If you've never heard of it, Malcolm Robertson will explain all about this refreshing and healthy drink. Elano's Cakes & Bakes specialises in apple bakes from local fruit, alongside plenty of other teatime treats.
Our free Charity/Community stall, released from lockdown confinement is now available again. The summer months are spoken for but you can book a slot from October. Email Anne Gladwin at charitystall@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust. co.uk
For new participants, if your current contract ends before the end of June, this is the registration period for you and if you have been part of the scheme before and your contract ends before the end of July, you will need to register again at this auction in order to receive your next offer.
Prior to registering, have to hand the following information from your latest statement or Annual Summary: name of current supplier, name of current Tariff, date when current Tariff ends, amount of gas & electricity used per year.
Registration opens on Tuesday 30th March and closes on Monday 17th May. Auction is on Tuesday 18th May. Offers issued from Monday 31st May, closure is Tuesday 29th June.
If you prefer to register and receive information by post, or need help, please call the Sedgefield Development Trust Helpline, 07980 134 594. Leave a message and we will call back. We can help or complete registration for you.
Woodland & Wildlife
Hedging the view to the west
At the beginning of May we planted a 100m mixed native hedgerow to make up the site's western boundary.
Yes, it's been another busy month for the volunteers at the Woodland & Wildlife Project. The 420 trees were donated by The Woodland Trust as part of their 'free trees for communities' initiative. The wildlife tree pack included blackthorn, hawthorn, rowan and hazel which were planted as a hedge. The pack also included silver birch and oak which were planted across the site.
Our last group session focused on mulching the new hedgerow with woodchip that NETPark no longer required. Although it was hard work it was a great morning working in the sun and chatting with a fantastic group of people.
With the support of Sedgefield Development Trust and NETPark, the Woodland and Wildlife Project continues to develop a space for nature and the local community.
If you would like to know more or to volunteer with us, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our facebook page - Woodland & Wildlife, Sedgefield.
It is such a joy to see students gain confidence and progress in their understanding.
Homework Help volunteers offer help to students across a broad range of subjects, and will look for a helper if a new request so requires. Please get in touch if you would like help or could offer some. We are not teachers - we are just offering the experience we have to help students along.
If you'd like help with (or could offer to help with), contact email@example.com.
There is still time to sign up for the Footpaths Sustainability Course, designed for people who want to make changes in their daily life to reduce their carbon footprint.
We will have 7 sessions in total, each lasting 2 hours and taking place approximately every 2-3 weeks at a time agreed by the group.
The focus will be on 5 different topics - home energy, waste & water, transport, consumerism and food - all topped and tailed by an introduction and a ‘where next?’ session. Between sessions, participants will be encouraged to find out more about their own situation and look at changes they can make.
The focus is on achieving practical changes within a supportive environment. All the activities have been tried and tested in community groups in Leicester over a number of years and they do produce results!
There is no charge to take part, just a commitment to learning and a desire to make changes. We anticipate starting in April, and while Covid restrictions are in place, some of the sessions are likely to be online.
To find out more or to register your interest, please contact the organiser via Sedgefield News. Email