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Llandrindod Repair Cafe - October and November 2014

Repair Cafe - solderingThe next two Llandrindod Repair Café events will take place on Saturday 18th October and Saturday 15th November in the Rock Park, Llandrindod Wells, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Please bring along your broken and damaged items from home!

A variety of fixperts will be present to repair such things as small electrical items, computers, clothes, leather items and bicycles.

Tools and materials will be on hand; people are encouraged to make repairs themselves where possible.

Entry to the café is free (donations are requested to cover running costs). Items fixed at previous events include necklaces, handbags, bicycle wheels, electric heaters, saucepan lids, and even a carpet sweeper!


TLT meeting - 28th October 2014 - Recycling in Wales

For our October meeting we are privileged to have as our speaker Jasper Roberts, the Welsh Government Deputy Director responsible for Waste and Resource Efficiency.  The subject of his talk is:

"Recycling in Wales - Welsh Government policy and action"

The meeting will be held in the Herb Garden Cafe, Llandrindod, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that the doors will open at 6:45 for a 7:00 p.m. start.


Jasper Robert's role covers sustainable waste management, climate change mitigation in the waste sector, renewable energy and green jobs and the economy.

He has set up food and residual waste treatment programmes in Wales covering Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Energy from Waste (EfW), which are forecast to produce energy equivalent to 10% of domestic demand in Wales.

His previous roles have included working on the first Wales Agri-Food Strategy focussing on organics, red meat and dairy; rural policy including local economic and community regeneration in rural areas; and foot and mouth recovery including rural mental health programme.

Jasper Roberts has long been involved with volunteering. For 20 years he has been a non-executive director with Cadwyn Housing Association, a community based social landlord in Cardiff.  In 1995 he took a 2-year career break in Papua New Guinea doing voluntary work with the disabled in Wewak and teaching at Port Moresby Grammar School.

We look forward to a stimulating presentation!


TLT meeting 23 September

Noodles with vegetarian prawns

The next meeting of Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition will be on Tuesday 23 September from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod. Judith Dennison will be talking about Global Food Security.


Today there are about 7 billion people in the world and each day 1 billion go hungry. Within the next 50 years the population is expected to rise to 9 billion. How are we all going to be fed?—the essential question tackled in the short course Judith followed earlier this summer.    Global food security is such a wide ranging topic that a life time of study, let alone a short course, is unlikely to do it justice. However, the course made a fair attempt to explore key topics such as intensification of global agriculture, our changing climate, what determines food prices, and what is global food security anyway?

Llandrindod Repair Cafe No 3 13th September, 2-5 pm, Rock Park

Llandrindod Repair Cafe logo vsmall** STOP PRESS***

Great news: Our very own Llandrindod Town Crier Janet Swindale will be in attendance at Llandrindod Repair Cafe no. 3 this Saturday, 13th September:  Look out for her in the town centre on Friday 12th as well, giving out leaflets.  If you miss her, you can download the latest edition here. 

And more: the Guardian newspaper are sending a reporter along, with a view to featuring us in their "Live Better Challenge". Wow!


Slow Sunday at Trosnant - 7 Sept 2014

Llandrindod Transition would like to invite you to our next Slow Sunday event on the 7th September at "Trosnant".   Over the past three years, Lis and Nick Talbott have converted a conventionally-built 1970's bungalow to drastically reduce its carbon footprint.

trosnant distant view

Please arrive between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.   Nick will give an illustrated talk describing the work that has been done to the house at 3.00pm.   There will then be opportunity for guided tours round the house and garden. We will have tea and refreshments at about 4.00pm.  Please bring cakes to share.


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