Monday, 31 October 2011

SWWG Brook Wood Event

Another great morning in Brook Wood last Saturday (29th). Making bird feeders was very popular...

But we also had some fantastic environmental art created...

And we hung up the bird boxes made at the summer Eco Day event...

So if you made one head down to have a look in the wood to see if you can find yours. We'll be heading back in the spring to see if we've had any residents move in so keep an eye on the blog for future events.

Monday, 10 October 2011

29th October SWWG Brook Wood Family Event

SWWG are holding another family nature event in Brook Wood, accessed via Townfields. between 10 and 12 on Saturday 29th October.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event.

All activites are free.

Confirmed so far: a guided walk suitable for children, making bird feeders, natural arts and crafts.

More details closer to the event.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sandbach Today

The Sandbach Today event is a wonderful chance for the various groups of Sandbach to get together and present what they do throughout the year to the public of Sandbach.

Our Fairtrade display promoted the idea of swapping an everyday product for a Fairtrade product. The Fairtrade publication ‘A Little Book Of Swap’ was the inspiration, a leaflet that encourages people at different times of the year to consider swapping to a Fairtrade product. For example Fairtrade lemons on Pancake Day, Fairtrade beers and wine on FA cup final day and Fairtrade cotton uniforms for the return to school.

Visually the theme for the display was one of Fairtrade’s favourite quotes:

“Many raindrops make mighty rivers flow”

Everyday products were pictured and the alternative Fairtrade product displayed, together with a possible end product such as Fairtrade Banana Loaf or Fairtrade Halva made by our volunteers. Raindrops adorned the exhibition and Fairtade information was displayed.

We ran a competition to get people to think about what product they would swap. Members of the group hand throughout the day to speak to people and promote the message. ‘Dear Store Manager’ cards were given out for people to encourage their local shops to stock Fairtrade products.

After the event, reflecting on all the people we spoke to we feel encouraged that we can make a change, together, “just one little swap at a time”.

Monday, 4 July 2011

SWWG-Brook Wood Event-Saturday 2nd July

What a glorious day! The sun was shining and the wood was looking lovely...

There were some minibeasts found...

Whilst a new home was built for more...

And there was time for some quiet contemplation too...

Thanks to everyone who supported the event, if you want to know more have a look at our blog by following the link

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Brook Wood-Free Family Event Saturday 2nd July 10-12

Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife Group are holding a free family nature event this Saturday exploring Brook Wood.

You can enter the wood via the grass below Townfields.

Free activites on offer include-
Guided wildlife walk
Build a bug hotel
Litter picking

The group have been working hard in this area, with other groups from the local community, and it is a beautiful space to explore. The weather forecast is good so come and have a look around and see what flora and fauna Sandbach has to offer...

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


We had a great event! The stall was really busy with families especially interested in finding out about Brook Wood. A few seeds were sown and some woodland plants potted up but the big hit!! was building bird boxes.

Some families chose to take them home but we have 10 to hang up in Brook Wood a little later in the year. Thanks to everyone for a lovely day.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Eco Fun and more

The Eco Fun Day yesterday was wonderful and well supported. Thanks to everyone. Organised by Sandbach Fairtrade and the Waste and Recycling Awareness Group (WRAG). We are supported by Sandbach Town Council. Anyone wanting to get involved contact me Deborah on 01270 764681. We would like to encourage more businesses to come on board. Does your workplace use Fairtrade ie drink Fairtrade coffee or if you run a cafe or restaurant do you serve Fairtrade coffee, wine etc.or would like to. Get in touch we want to hear from you. Also is your business keen to cut down on the use of plastic one trip bags? Make Sandbach a plastic bag free zone.