Todmorden Weir Minerals to ask Weir Head Office about fossil fuel divestment plans

going into Weir_loresFollowing an unannounced visit by Climate Crime Unit Investigators on April 6th, the managing director of Weir Minerals in Todmorden has agreed to ask Weir Head Office whether the company warns shareholders of the risk attached to the Weir’s substantial investments in the fossil fuel industry, and if they have any plans for divesting from fossil fuels. Continue reading

New School of Natural Building in Attainable Sustainable #Todmorden

Straw Works, the leading UK company for strawbale building and design,  has launched the School of Natural Building (SNaB) in Todmorden following an increase in demand for their training courses.

Natural materials include strawbales, timber, lime, clay, hemp, sheepswool, woodfibre board, brick, stone and other materials.  Many are plant based materials, usually low-embodied energy because they are not very processed and often available locally. Continue reading

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What to do with your rubbish while Eastwood centre’s closed


If you’re wondering about where to take your rubbish now that Eastwood recycling centre’s closed because a disgruntled employee trashed the place with a digger, here’s the Council’s latest info:

The nearest centres, which are open as normal, are:

  • Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd, Mearclough, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3LF
  • Halifax, Lee Bank, Ovenden Road, Halifax, HX3 5PN

An additional two bags of refuse per household will be collected on waste collection days in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge while Eastwood is closed. Continue reading

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Warm in Winter, Cool Forever – New Straw Works building courses!

Straw Works, a Todmorden company run by award winning strawbale builder Barbara Jones, is running a new series of courses in Todmorden over the winter.

Barbara Jones at Incredible Edible Mytholm's Field Day in March

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Posted from Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom.