Bassingbourn Living Local is an initiative encouraging the local community to pull together to build a village that is more self-reliant, community orientated and even more enjoyable to live in.
The initiative sprang to life out of the Parish Plan as a focus for exploring and creating an exciting, re-localised and more self-reliant Bassingbourn that recognises the biological limits of our planet. It was originally named Bassingbourn Transition Village after the international transition network which supports community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy – and this name will still appear, for example on cotton shopping bags.
The group is open to anyone in the village who is interested in issues such as locally sourced food, biodiversity, exploring greener ways of travelling and saving energy.
Just some of the projects achieved so far are the establishment with the Parish Church of the quarterly village markets; the campaign to encourage villagers and local shops to go plastic bag free and opt for reusable shopping bags; and holding a number of film evenings to discuss green issues.
If you are interested in helping our neighbourhood become stronger and happier, please get involved. To register your interest contact Simon Saggers on (01763) 243960.
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