In total the 7 Community Pressing days at The Royal Oak in Great Ayton, Lythe Village Hall, Beyond Boundaries at Commondale, Botton Village and Mickleby Village Hall have been attended by 240 visitors and helpers with around two tonnes (2,000kgs) of apples crushed and pressed producing 900 litres of apple (and some pear) juice and in addition 160 bottles of juice were pasteurised. Well done to all the helpers and apple donators and thanks to all who supported the days. The project was funded by the National Lotteries Community Fund, so a big thank you all the National Lottery players out there. We bought equipment to crush, press and pasteurise the apples plus buckets, tubs, funnels and everything else you need, which is available to the community for the future. Several people have expressed interest in running apple pressing in their village next year, but if you would like to run your own Community Apple pressing event next year in your Village Hall, Women’s Institute Group, Church Hall or even at your own home please contact us.
Tickets are selling fast for this year’s New Year’s Eve ceilidh.
The Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group are holding their first themed evening on Tuesday 19th November. Tracey Flint, Hambleton District Council’s recycling officer will explain what happens to the waste in Hambleton and what plans there are for helping people to reduce waste. There will then be a discussion about the actions that can be taken locally.
The next action planning meeting of the Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group is on Thursday 14th November. All welcome to attend.
Both meetings are from 7:30 – 9:00 pm, in The Globe, North Rd, Stokesley, TS9 5D.
Moor Sustainable CIC has recently received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £9,900 for an exciting heritage project, creating a rubbings trail along the High Street in Great Ayton. Next May will see the launch of the trail when an activity booklet and leaflet will be available from the Tourist Information section of The Discovery Centre and an augmented reality app will be available to download from the Visit Great Ayton website.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the story of Great Ayton’s High Street through the eyes of pollinators from the earliest records to planting for the future.
The Climate Action Stokesley & Villages group will meet on Tuesday 8th October in The Globe, North Rd, Stokesley TS9 5DH from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Come and help work towards zero-carbon.