What’s on

We hold an event on the second Monday of each month (no meeting in August). Doors open at 7pm. From the autumn we will start at 7.15pm with a talk or film related to community grassroots action addressing the ecological and climate crisis.  At 8.15pm will be time for informal discussion of projects, issues and events, using the ‘open space’ method which allows people to coalesce around areas of common interest for discussions.

Upcoming Events

‘Retrofitting a 1950s house in Combe Down’- a talk by Sally and John Harris

Monday 10th September 2018, 7pm @ Museum of Bath Stone

Followed by open space for group discussions.

Here about the meticulous approach to renovation of their detached home, addressing insulation and airtightness, as well as renewable energy. This talk links with our Green Doors day on 22nd September where three other houses will be open to visitors. Sally and John are unable to take part in the Green Doors event but a description of the renovations to their house can be found here

Previous events

2nd July 2018, Forrester and Flower Pub.

Love Combe Down summer social

Preceded by 7pm Love Combe Down monthly meeting (in the pub).

4th June 2018, Museum of Bath Stone

‘An urban permaculture homestead in Odd Down’ – talk by Guy Bardoe

Guy describes adventures with applying permaculture to the typical suburban home and garden plot that he shares with his partner in Bath. He briefly explains the core principles of permaculture and describes their real life experiences of putting the principles into practice. The couple’s aim is to become more self-reliant in terms of fruit, vegetable and wine and with the help of an allotment they already regularly eat meals prepared only with home-produced ingredients. Their home and garden will also be open to visitors on Green Open Homes Day September 22nd 2018.

14th May 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone.

‘Conspiracy’ – the first in our Short Films to Inspire series

A film about the huge impact of animal agriculture on our ecological system.

9th April 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone

‘Transition as a Journey’ a talk by Peter Andrews, Chair of Transition Bath

Peter Andrews was one of the founder members of Transition Bath many years ago. Back then one of the main drivers was Peak Oil. Since then the world has changed significantly Peak Oil is no longer considered the looming car crash we thought back then. How has the Transition movement changed indeed should it change? Peter will put forward some ideas but more importantly engage in a discussion to start to create realistic ideas that we can put into action to make Bath and its surrounds a low carbon city safe and fit for the coming generations.

5th March 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone

‘Volunteering for a Warmer Widcombe’ a talk by Tim Williamson of Energy Efficient Widcombe

A timely talk given our current arctic weather. Tim Williamson describes the inspiring work of volunteers from Energy Efficient Widcombe, who have conducted free energy assessments, including thermal imaging, for local residents. He will also describe their work with Widcombe schools including running energy workshops for students. Come along to hear about how to develop effective and practical local action that benefits the community and the climate.

5th February 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone

‘Trams or jams: Reintroducing trams in Bath’ – a talk by Dave Andrews of Bathtrams.uk

Dave’s talk details how trams could be reintroduced to Bath, including the impact on pollution, possible routes, practicalities of laying rails, costs and how to finance it. A fascinating community solution to our congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas challenges.

18th December 2017 @ Museum of Bath Stone

Love Co2mbe Down Meet-up

Regular meeting to develop and discuss local projects including a Green Open Homes Event.

23rd November 2017 @ Museum of Bath Stone

Love Combe Down Meet-up

30th October 2017 @ The CornerStone

Film night – ‘Tomorrow’ (Demain)

2nd October 2017 @ The CornerStone

‘What’s my carbon footprint?’ A talk by Susan Johnson and Rosie Jones

13th July 2017 @ Forester and Flower

Love Combe Down meet-up

22nd June 2017 @ The CornerStone

Documentary screening: Before the Flood by Leonardo Di Caprio