Greener Fram is an independent, voluntary, 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.
It is summer break time again. Time to relax, reflect and plan ahead. During the last year Greener Fram has successfully run Swap and Mends which saved loads of ‘stuff’ going into landfill. These were recycled which also meant others did not need to buy new ‘stuff’. Framfix has come into being and is going from strength to strength. The Community garden is being renovated and renewed.
While Greener Fram has being doing the above climate change has been in the news headlines. Not before time! Greener Fram was originally started to act for a positive future around climate change. We need to act now and we can do so much more, both as individuals, as community and nationally/internationally.
For Greener Fram to do anything and be as successful as we have been then we need volunteers. To make things happen with present projects and initiate new projects we need an active core group and this includes key people. WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS.
We have our Annual General Meeting in October and we have several key people to replace. We will need a new chair person, treasurer, garden rep, secretary and a social media person. All these valued volunteers are stepping down, for various reasons, this October.
For Greener Fram to continue to thrive we need to replace these key people. If you feel you may be able fulfill any of these roles then contact us through this website. You may be able add your skills to help make a positive future.
Next Swap and Mend is Saturday 14th September. Hope to see you there.
No Swap and Mend in August
Greener Fram Swap and Mend Sessions
FramFixer’s, Alison, Vince and John have attended most of the Greener Fram ‘Swap and Mend’ sessions since our formation last year.
People are beginning to become more and more aware of FramFix, represented by the increased number (and variety) of items we have received for repair. In most cases we’ve been successful, repairing microwaves through to mandolins (and lots in between). However some things have proved more challenging, examples include old Kenwood mixers, sit-on lawnmowers and piano concertinas!
Collaboration with Debenham Mens Shed
FramFixer’s have continued to travel over to Debenham on Friday afternoons, sharing their huge barn and 40 foot container. Many thanks to the members for hosting us as we continue to seek a venue for FramFix closer to home.
Anyone who would like to travel over with us to Debenham on Fridays, please let either Vince or John know as we may be able to offer a lift?
Dedicated FramFix Mend Days
After discussion with the GreenerFram management committee, it has been agreed that FramFix will host a dedicated mend event at the Unitarian Meeting House on every 4th Saturday of the month (we still plan to be at Swap and Mend to collect items for mending). FramFix has booked 27th July, 24th August and 28th September and developing communications and marketing materials for these events, please watch out for this.
Thanks to everyone for their support of FramFix!