Greener Fram is a community group based in the small town of Framlingham in Suffolk. We aim to raise awareness of environmental issues, promote practical ways of reducing energy consumption, and champion the creation of a sustainable community.
Saturday, February 6th 2016
@ The Unitarian Meeting House,
Framlingham, IP13 9AJ (next to the library)
The first Swap and Mend of the 2016.
Everything is Free
Bring your unwanted items to swap, broken items for mending. We now have an extended mending service on offer. We will attempt to mend by sewing, felting, leather working, electrics, electronics, wood, stone and metal working. If in doubt bring the broken item along and it may be able to be mended. The mending will be free, paid for from your donations.
Plus we our launching a L.E.TS. in Fram. Local Exchange Trading Scheme is for members to be able to trade with each other using a notional currency. In this way, everyone can have their time, skills or creations valued, including those people who might otherwise be marginalised in the sterling economy. For example those on benefits, the long term sick/housebound and retired people. LETS is for everyone – including children, charities and local businesses.
All are welcome even if you have nothing to swap or mend. See something you want then take it free and if you feel able put something in a donation tin.
Could it be you?
- To take minutes and circulate for all core group meetings (about 4 per year including the AGM) and some events, to write necessary correspondence either by email (we have over 300 email contacts) , web replies, twitter , Facebook, on paper or to ensure another member of Greener Fram have done so.
- This correspondence will include adverts, flyers and promotions for Greener Fram. We try to advertise in the Fram Fare, Community News and the East Anglian Daily Times as well as local shops and businesses.
- To maintain the ‘brand’ in all public correspondence as far as possible in consultation with the core group.
The role could be subdivided into minute secretary, email manager, social media secretary, website manager and promotions secretary if we had the necessary volunteers.
Anyone interested in taking on any or all the roles of secretary please talk to any core group member at an event or by email to David on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all who supported and came along today. A very successful Swap or Mend. A cold and wet day but our regulars came along and many new people as well.
After today (we have more volunteers) we can now offer mending needing stitching, leather work, simple electrics, welding, any metal, wood or stone products and possibly electronic goods. Not everything can be mended but many items can. Before throwing an item away, bring it to Swap or Mend we may be able to mend it.
Lets keep things out of landfill!
We are having a break over Christmas and New Year our next Swap or Mend is on Saturday 6th February. 9.30 to 1 pm. Unitarian Meeting House (next to library ) in Framlingham. Collect together those items you don’t want and bring them along to swap.