Category: Blog

An update on the SinCH visits to Veolia

  • 23rd May 2024

Veolia ERF at Four Ashes Following a granted planning application in February 2011, Staffordshire County Council signed a 25 years contract with Veolia. The Four Ashes site construction completed late 2013 and all the domestic Green Bin waste is now processed there. This facility costed 180 M£ , it is estimated it would now cost […]

Read more

Let’s Think Local

  • 14th February 2024

What’s the issue? In February 2023 we started our Green Drinks Socials with a film Ancient Futures which explored a ‘saner’ way of life. Exactly a year later we showed the short version of the sequel The Economics of Happiness which focusses on how economies and supply chains might be relocalised. A quick trailer for […]

Read more

Looking back on 2023 and fowards to 2024

  • 4th January 2024

Looking back on 2023 With invaluable help from our Events Group volunteers we have managed to keep up a full programme of events throughout 2023 . The “hot spot” topics at the Coffee Mornings have proved very popular – from Vintage Clothing to Chase Young Farmers talking about sustainable farming practices to Domestic Energy Assessment, […]

Read more

Reducing Greenhouse Gases

  • 1st September 2023

What’s the problem? In 2015 countries agreed to try to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C as beyond the 2.0°C threshold very dangerous impacts occur. It’s not just about future generations – very harmful impacts are happening here and now and much earlier than expected. Already some communities are having to relocate and nature is […]

Read more

Let’s Bee the Change – what we can do for pollinators

  • 18th July 2023

The BumbleBee Conservation Trust is running a big campaign called Bee the Change which all about simple, quick ways you can make your postcode more bumblebee-friendly. So Let’s Bee the Change! By the way, if you missed Ron’s talk last year a summary is available in our blog here. What’s the problem? According to the […]

Read more

Getting closer to nature

  • 4th July 2023

Why do we need to map our flora and fauna? By creating a shared record we can: Understand and value what we already have When we start looking closely it is great to see the range of plants and animals we have locally – it opens up a new world, as well as providing Space […]

Read more

Hedgehog Awareness Week 30th April – 6th May

  • 27th April 2023

Check out the interactive map at Hedgehog Street to see where local sightings have been. Please update this site if you see one! What’s causing the problem? It’s complicated but, according to Wildlife Trusts, the main issues are: Habitat LossLoss of nesting and foraging habitat through development (urban) and hedgerow removal (rural) reduces the carrying […]

Read more

Highlights of the recent talk on Bees

  • 19th July 2022

On 8th July almost 50 local people attended a fascinating talk at the Memorial Hall by Ron Rock. Many people wanted to come but weren’t able to so here is a summary of the highlights about

• Why bees are important.
• What the types are and some interesting facts.
• Most importantly, how we can best support bees in our community.

Read more

Welcome to the SinCH Website!

  • 28th April 2022

We want to make the site a trusted source of information about Sustainability and to showcase the positive changes going on within our community. If you live further afield and find the content useful that’s great. Please give us your feedback by e-mail or through our Facebook page. This website brings together some key information […]

Read more

Mailing List

You are welcome to join our SinCH emailing list for regular updates on community news and events.

If you'd like to sign up, please contact us and request to receive our newsletter.


* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from SinCH:

We use Mailchimp to manage our emailing lists and by clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.