Secret Santa

Secret Santa

Are you taking part in a Secret Santa this Christmas? I am, and I’ve been matched with someone I’ve never met. Working out what on earth to do has surfaced difficult questions around trying to live a sustainable life and how that might be perceived by others. I could...
COP27

COP27

On November 6th, delegates from around the world will descend on Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt for COP27. It comes a year after COP26 in Glasgow, where world leaders agreed a deal to limit global temperatures to 1.5C. The pace and brutality of geopolitical changes since...
Feeling the pain of higher energy costs

Feeling the pain of higher energy costs

As we head towards winter, Keynsham residents – like thousands across the country – will start to feel the pain of higher energy costs. While the energy price cap is welcome, bills remain considerably higher than last year, and people will still struggle to pay. I...
Europe’s worst drought in 500 years

Europe’s worst drought in 500 years

Europe is in the grip of the worst drought in 500 years. ‘Hunger stones’ in the rivers Elbe and Rhine have been revealed by plummeting water levels. Wildfires are raging across the continent. The UK has not escaped. Our gardens and fields are brown, trees are dropping...
The Plot in the park is 10!

The Plot in the park is 10!

Transition Keynsham’s Veg Plot in the Park is celebrating its 10 year anniversary next month. The green fingered volunteers will be marking this milestone with cake on 3rd September, starting at 2pm on the plot, which is beside the café in Keynsham Memorial Park....
Make do and Mend

Make do and Mend

Mending and repairing things we love or find useful is a hopeful and healing act. Sharing skills and stories, joy and hope are really powerful acts of community. We’re lucky to have a band of dedicated volunteers in Keynsham who hold a Repair Café the second Saturday...