Category Archives: Economics

“Tomorrow” film the best film on Climate Change for years

50 people gathered in the wonderful old barn at Stonehill House to watch the film, “Tomorrow” (“Demain” in French) on May 17th. Many of them braved the rain for a conducted tour of Stonehill Community Garden first, with its raised beds, chickens, cob pizza oven and fruit cages. Some even sampled the compost toilet! The [...]

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St Nicolas Church local produce market re-starts!

On Friday 24th March the local produce market in the little garden beside St Nicolas Church will start again. Those delicious cakes, conserves, eggs, veg and fruits will again be on sale between 11 and 1 – but get there early, it sells out fast! As last year, the market is there for anyone with [...]

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Hydro shares go on sale at last!

Shares in Abingdon Hydro’s co-operative hydro-electric scheme at Abingdon weir went on sale on Saturday at the launch in the Guildhall. Investment of £1.25 million is needed, and the directors are keen that most of this should come from small investors, i.e. local people. The shares are eligible for a 30% tax rebate under the [...]

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Green Film Night issues a challenge on Climate Change

The historic barn at Stonehill House was a fitting place to watch a historic speech on the moral imperative of Climate Change, by the feisty Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres. She talked about love – for ourselves, each other, and the planet, as being an essential component of the solution to the problem of climate change. [...]

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