Eco-Tips Workshop – Save money: Save your Planet

Telegraph Hill Centre recently undertook an eco-audit funded by the Corporation of London’s City Bridge Trust ‘Greening the Third Sector’ initiative.   The Centre was found to be:

“environmentally run more efficiently than most equivalent centres that we have eco-audited”

As we look to developing the building, this situation will improve.   But we’re not standing still.

Eco-Tips Workshop

  • Saturday 17 October 2015
  • 2 – 4pm
  • Telegraph Hill Centre Narthex 

This is a free workshop to explain how eco-tips can help us reduce our living costs and impact on the planet:

The workshop will explain:

  • How to reduce electricity bills
  • How to reduce heating bills
  • How to reduce water-bills
  • How to reduce transport costs
  • How to reduce food costs
  • How to reduce other general and shopping costs

The workshop will be run by Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA and is funded by the City Bridge Trust.

telegraph_hill_could_be_greenDonnachadh has worked for over 10 years as a professional eco-auditor advising charities and businesses on how to reduce their running costs by going green.   He is the author of two books on the subject “Saving the Planet without Costing the Earth” and “Easy Eco-Auditing” and is a widely published eco-journalist.   He wrote the Home Ecologist column for the Independent and is a frequent eco-contributor on many national TV and Radio Programmes including Its BBC’s “Not Easy Being Green “and ITVs “How Green is Your Home”.

It has solar electric, solar hot-water, rain-harvester, composting loo, triple glazing, wood-burner and solid wall insulation.   His annual gas-bill is £12!

Telegraph Hill has a lot of Victorian properties – that’s a lot of roofs, walls, windows and downpipes … come along to the eco-tips workshop, it’s free and you might even save money!

Recruiting Administrator

The role: Administrator – Telegraph Hill Centre

Hours and rate: 16 hours per week, £12 p.h.

Do you have excellent people skills, great office skills and an ability to take initiative? Play a key role in a lively, creative community by becoming part of the team at the Telegraph Hill Centre.

We are seeking an experienced administrator to join the centre workforce. Duties include: meeting and greeting; establishing good working relationships with regular and new users; administration of bookings; assisting with marketing and publicity; general office duties; providing administrative assistance to St Catherine’s church. Continue reading

General Election 2015: Hustings

Hustings at St Catherine's Church Hatcham 26 April 6-8.30pm

This Hustings at St Catherine’s Church – on Sunday 26th April, 6 to 8.30pm – is a free non-ticketed event open to all.

With the General Election fast approaching, 2015 is a year of decision. Our society is facing some fundamental challenges – rising levels of poverty, inequality and austerity, a housing crisis, challenges facing children and young people and the prospect of climate crisis.

This isn’t new, but whoever forms the next government has a tough job and key decisions ahead. These will ultimately shape the type of society that we become.

A coalition of churches have developed a positive ‘2020 Vision‘ of the kind of ‘Good Society’ they want to help create over the five years of the next parliament, with impacts locally, nationally and globally.

The 2020 vision addresses everything from making ethical choices in the food we buy, the causes we choose to support and the active participation we make to help effect positive change in our society.

Please come to the hustings on Sunday 26th April.

The Secret Garden

The Old Vicarage Garden will be open for an event being run by the Sensory Trust.

Today from 11am-2pm, there will be tea, cake and free dementia-friendly activities. It’s going to be a lovely day – and the Old Vicarage Garden is in full bloom – apple blossom, cherry blossom… all out in full.  Continue reading