Green Coffee illustration

 

Green Coffee is an opportunity for informal discussion of 'green' environmental/sustainability issues, held on the second Saturday of the month. There is no formal agenda but usually opens with a general theme. Held at the Herb Garden Cafe and currently also on Zoom.

ALL WELCOME – no membership required! 

 

SATURDAY 13th November 10.30– 12.00 at Herb Garden Cafe and on Zoom

 

Opening theme: COP26 - HOW REAL DOES IT FEEL?

 

We will be at the end of the international climate conference. Will we be hopeful, cynical or both?

Grab a coffee and cake, and join in! No membership required. Just turn up.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72915344907?pwd=RW04OG5KOGFiV0Zud1dNSmRINU5mUT09

Meeting ID: 729 1534 4907
Passcode: 0mVJRG

 

Saturday 14th August from 10:30am to 12pm at the Herb Garden Cafe and on Zoom

Topic: CONNECTIONS

Local organisations always have lots of interesting activities and plans, sometimes in isolation from each other. Perhaps even more or better things could happen if we "join the dots"? We will pick up threads from previous discussions. Grab (or make yourself) a coffee and cake, and join in!

ZOOM LINK: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73470006173?pwd=VS9FVmNvUW56VkNFYnhWdDNaUUs0Zz09

Meeting ID: 734 7000 6173 Passcode: 4MbQpA

 

Saturday 10th July from 10:30am to 12pm at the Herb Garden Cafe and on Zoom

Topic: Open Discussion

Our regular informal chat about living more lightly on the planet.  ALL WELCOME – no membership required!

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76745240587?pwd=NUJhMG9Xc3oxTXNVZVJXeUM4d2Evdz09

Meeting ID: 767 4524 0587
Passcode: C75YcL

 

Saturday 12th June from 10:30am to 12pm on Zoom

Topic: Green Shoots of Change

Things are moving and growing in Llandrindod. We've had some interesting chats in the last few months about how the area is responding to the challenges facing people everywhere and this Saturday is an opportunity to look at more examples of how Llandrindod and its environs are supporting our community and one another, including Incredible Edible!

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74371778639?pwd=WWwvYlN6cVg1ZkJzOS9jUm9KR096QT09

Meeting ID: 743 7177 8639
Passcode: ZtR91e

 

Saturday 8th May from 10:30am to 12pm on Zoom

Topic: Repair and Reuse Hub

We hope that Becky of Severn Wye will be able to update and discuss the new ‘Repair and Reuse’ Hub at Tower House, as part of our ongoing discussion of ‘the Circular Economy’.  Make yourself a coffee (and cake?) and join in!

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79062909052?pwd=L3pudzhXZ0crSC9xZy9lMUtKYW1TUT09

Meeting ID: 790 6290 9052
Passcode: Aizen1

 

Saturday 10th April from 10:30am to 12pm on Zoom

Opening Theme: 'What more information do I (or my community) need to be more effective in the journey to living lighter?'

We had hoped that Becky of Severn Wye would be able to update and discuss the new ‘Repair and Reuse’ Hub but all being well she will join us next time. Today’s chat may help prepare us to engage better with the possibilities of this fantastic new community resource.

Make yourself a coffee and join in!

ALL WELCOME – no membership required!

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77402150220?pwd=MDJMQnhTMndBNzlkVVQ5b2hpWjI0Zz09

Meeting ID: 774 0215 0220
Passcode: r4ULhR

 

Saturday 13th March starting 10:30am on Zoom

Topic: Focus for a Circular Economy - Could dedicated spaces help?

A Circular Economy values all our resources, keeps what we have in use in our daily lives, designs out waste and pollution and regenerates the natural systems around us.

Discussing how physical spaces (including the new Centre) might contribute to its development. As well as base for practical activities,perhaps somewhere for exchanging ideas and developing a vision together? With that time of year approaching, this Green Coffee could be the finale to the Equinox to Equinox challenge to bring the ideas into our own lives and, with these things, the community?

The Zoom session with run from 10:30am to approx 12:00.

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71462789008?pwd=V2NWcmY5dGZFeXl4bWpKeWNrVmliZz09

Meeting ID: 714 6278 9008
Passcode: 006LEx

 

Saturday 13th February starting 10:30am

Topic: THRIFT - Making Ends Meet

THRIFT will be our opening theme - what does it mean to us personally, can it be reimagined for the 21st century? Let's chat about how we could  live better on less as we come out of Lockdown.  What tips can we share about  our food, travel and heating which make our footprint lighter and hearts happier?  We have been chatting about the circular economy, let's see how it can make ends meet!

 

'Thrift' seems an old-fashioned word these days, more familiar to our grandparent's generation, but perhaps its time has come again when, for the sake of the planet, we need to be thinking clearly about how to 'make ends meet'. It seems to sum up in an everyday way the rather abstract-sounding idea of the Circular Economy, which is increasingly penetrating wider discourse and even policy-making.

 

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76557559001?pwd=T1dPeUhzUEYwYytYQVNXR2JJZXJYQT09

Meeting ID: 765 5755 9001
Passcode: YRN6Bq

 

The Circular Economy - valuing what we have and doing things better?

We will be restarting on Saturday 12th December from 10:30am to 12/12:30pm at the Herb Garden Café (socially distanced) and via Zoom.

 

A Circular Economy values all our resources, keeps what we have in use in our daily lives, designs out waste and pollution and regenerates the natural systems around us.

The Equinox to Equinox Challenge: Can we be inspired by the seasons to learn and share how to take our own small steps towards a personal circular economy?

Conversation may move on to any other relevant topic according to the participants, so grab yourself a coffee (and cake) either from the Herb Garden or your kitchen and sit in!

Green Coffee and Chat continues on the second Saturday of the month. 

Sunday 17 November 2019, 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Metropole Hotel

All welcome! Croeso i bawb!

 
A Lightfoot Enterprises event supported by Trawnewid Llandrindod Transition
 
Decarbonising transport now and into the future.
What do we want and how do we get there?
 
There will be displays of vehicles and cycles and perhaps opportunities for rides in zero emissions vehicles or trying out electric cycles.
 
4 00 pm brief talks from enthusiasts (incl. Gordon Coppock)
 
Towards the end of the event there will be an action planning workshop where participants will be invited to draft an action plan for decarbonising transport in Llandrindod, Builth, Powys, and the wider region. 
 
For further information please contact Dave Thomlinson on 01588 640550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Lightfoot Enterprises, were awarded funding by Powys Transition and Low Carbon Communities to put on a series of four events in Powys. Others are on housing and energy efficiency in Newtown, food and farming in Knighton and waste in Presteigne.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 1-8pm

Commodore Hotel

 

On Wednesday October 23rd we are hosting a major community event about responding to the climate emergency.
 
Our aim is to bring together local people to speak out and listen to one another to share in exploring what kind of a joint response we ‘the community’ can make to the threat to us and future generations.
 
It’s ‘not-a-conference’ because the purpose is not to give out information from experts:  instead we want to share the concerns of local people and consider how we might be able to influence our future – together.
 
There are three themes:
Land and the Environment
Health and Well-being
Young People
 
The plan for the day is for us to look at
1. The symptoms of climate change in our community
2. What we believe are the underlying problems 
3. What tools and resources we have available to help us to make changes
4. What outcomes we can hope for 
 
Check HERE for our latest draft programme. This may change but in essence will remain the same.  The event will be held at the Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.  Funding has been made available by the Transition Group and the now closed Powys Transition and Low Carbon Communities project (PTLCC) to support the event.
 

Tickets are available from the Herb Garden Community Café, Sugar and Spice Bistro and Van’s Good Food Shop in town, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price:   £6 adult; £4 concessions (including Under 18s) or what you can afford - to include light refreshments and an event manual.
 
 
The Riversimple Hydrogen car will be on display throughout the morning outside the hotel.
The Commodore is also providing a set two course meal for £16 from midday if booked directly on 01597 822288 before 18 October.
 

Community Survey

The Welsh Assembly Government has declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and that includes us in and around Llandrindod. We are carrying out a survey to understand your views (and perhaps fears) in advance of a community summit on climate change we are organising in Llandrindod on 23rd October. Please complete the survey by Friday 27th September.
 

 

Venue:  The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells

Date:  Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019

Time:  11:00am to 4:00pm

 
Join us for a day to celebrate the best of everything that is Local to Llandrindod. Come and find out about all the brilliant groups, clubs, organisations and services in our town, make new connections and discover new activities and opportunities to enjoy our community. 
 
• Our Community Celebration of Local Llandrindod
• Free entry
• Promoting local crafts, skills, clubs, trades, services and good causes
• A launch pad for new ideas and grass-roots actions
• Live music from local performers
• MAY FAIR DRAW - Lots of lovely prizes!
• Family fun, children's activities
• Arts and crafts, health and fitness
• Refreshments
 
This year we're aiming for the May Fair to be a plastic free event as far as possible, and we plan to host a ‘Zero Waste' corner to help us all to think about, and find solutions to, reducing the amount of waste produced day to day. Come along and find out more about little things we can all do to reduce our impact on our local and global environment, and the local businesses that are showing us how.
 
 
Information for Exhibitors
Local groups, organisations and businesses are warmly invited to apply for a stall at a cost of £10. Priority in stall allocation will be given to Llandrindod-based exhibitors and those helping us to celebrate our local community by offering a children’s activity, or a display about their work in Llandrindod, or a demo or other entertainment for visitors in addition to their own sales, promotions, fund-raising and recruiting.  We would like the May Fair to be a plastic free event as far as possible, so if you would like to have a stall, please bear this in mind with your offerings.  Screen advertising during the event is offered without charge to all exhibitors and all who contribute prizes for the Chinese Auction.
 
Please download the booking form from one of the links below and return it by post to the address given on the form, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
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