Plastic Free Southwell – 5 Easy Kitchen Swaps

Plastic Free Southwell – 5 Easy Kitchen Swaps

Some more quick ‘Plastic Free Southwell’ tips from a local resident, Janina,  who was appalled at the amount of waste in the world and plastic in the oceans. 5 easy Kitchen Swaps comes just in time for the Plastic Free Pantry Pop-Up shop, this weekend at The Henhouse in Southwell. Please do share your experiences and tips on becoming plastic free in the comments below or via our social media @SouthwellScoop #PlasticFreeSouthwell.

5 Easy Kitchen Swaps

1 – Cling film can go!

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Use Bees wax wraps. A bit on the costly side but works better and has a long life span.

These wraps come in various sizes and are reportedly good to reuse with washing in cool soapy water for up to a year –

https://andkeep.com/collections/cook-and-dine/abeego+type-food-wraps

2 – Plastic water bottles can be replaced

 

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With a metal bottle that can be cleaned far easier.

Camping Shops and most supermarkets now stock both adult and children’s options.

Also available here online https://andkeep.com/collections/reusable-bottles-1

 3 – No more kitchen roll.

Why create the waste ? These often come wrapped in plastic and let’s face it, when available, you will always use more than is necessary. Use a microfiber cloth and a cleaning product. You may even want to reduce plastic further by making your own cleaning products.

 

4 – Bulk buy and store in new ways. 

Individual portions can produce a lot of waste and many plastic containers cannot be recycled through our refuse system – did you know that it is not possible to recycle black plastic at all! Tetra packaging also needs to be collected seperately to our household waste.

Bulk purchase shops, where you bring your own containers are appearing on line with the Plastic Free Pantry, based in Nottingham. Fab products all wrapped in strong paper or compostable foil. They even have pop up shops – the next one here in Southwell, Nottinghamshire on 25th and 26th August 2018. Bring your own storage containers and buy by weight. A 10% discount is offered to those who bring any litter picked from the surrounding area on the way to the store!

Suggestions for storage:

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Glass storage or mason jars – available from the HandiCentre Southwell.

Old screw top or push down coffee jars, hot chocolate jars (yes plastic but now not just one use)

Old cotton pillow cases.

Organic net grocery bags available from The Hen House, Southwell.

Tupperware – ex chinese takeaway boxes –  you know you have some tucked away. Also available now in many shops are glass containers with press on lids – ideal as these can be put to good use throughout the kitchen.

 

5 – For all you coffee (or tea) drinkers – Take your own coffee cups on the go.

bamboo-reusable-cup-southwell-minster-shop-plastic-free-southwellThis has the added advantage of making sure your first cup on the go is exactly as you like it – straight from your kitchen.

Locally there are some super options …. 

Pretty Bamboo travel cups are available to buy from the Southwell Minster Cathedral Shop (pictured) – Burley’s and even Paper Kisses in Southwell.

Discounts can be found at:

Minster Refrectory offering 10 % off any hot drink if you bring in one of the Bamboo cups purchased at the Cathedral Shop.

Participating Coffee Shops for EcoCuppa based in Newark offer 50p off any hot drink when you bring in your own cup. So over time your new purchase has paid for itself.

Needing to buy online – visit – https://andkeep.com/collections/reusable-coffee-cups

When you begin, switching back to a plastic free household can seem overwhelming especially if you are working and have children to organise – Janina has approached it, literally one item at a time, do share your tips for making it easier below so that we can help spread the word to others in the area. If you would like to send in an article of your own please email info@the-scoop.co.uk . Thanks for inspirting others in making a big difference with small changes.

Leading Independent Estate Agents in the East Midlands here in Southwell

Leading Independent Estate Agents in the East Midlands here in Southwell

Alasdair Morrison & Partners is one of the leading independent estate agents, letting agents, property auctioneers, chartered surveyors, valuers and land agents in the East Midlands area with offices in Newark and Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

They cover a broad range of property related services from assessing feasibility of possible land development through to Energy Efficiency Certificates, valuations and of course selling or letting of property. If you are a home buyer who requires more assistance in tracking down that perfect home or if you are new to the area, the home buyer service ensures a stress free experience with only one contact point and peace of mind that your interests are being represented.

In addition they provide experienced rural consultancy advice, Alasdair Morrison & Partners enable land owners to explore new ideas or reassess all aspects of existing projects with a focus on ensuring performance and profitability.

Alasdair Morrison have superb knowledge of the local housing market and are dedicated to ensuring that your personal circumstances and needs are taken into consideration when using their services. Do visit their website for full information and also for regular news blogs offering guidance on all property related issues.

22 KING STREET,
SOUTHWELL,
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE,
NG25 0EN

www.amorrison.co.uk/

E: southwell@amorrison.co.uk
T: 01636 813971

Alasdair Morrison and Partners - Estate and Letting Agents

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Nestled in the Nottinghamshire Countryside – Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop

Nestled in the Nottinghamshire Countryside – Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop

Southwell, Nottinghamshire is surrounded by villages, each with at least one hidden gem – a venue, shop or individual where you would happily travel to with a view to stay a while. The village of Farnsfield has all 3 within one destination – Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop. 

The Teahouse Cafe is easy to find and provides a welcome break to longer journeys. Whether by road or taking a slight detour if you are walking or cycling the Southwell Trail, it is guaranteed to be picturesque.

Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas are served alongside a specials menu. All freshly prepared and very reasonably priced. You will receive a warm welcome from the owners Clare and Danny and immediately see where the high standards, quirky yet elegant style of the surroundings originates from. With a range of beverages including pressed fruit juices, Prosecco cocktails and artisan spirits it really may be difficult to leave.

Another reason to visit Woodberry is the Home & Gift shop – an ever changing collection of unique items ranging from interior signature pieces through to cards and British hand-made jewellery is waiting to be discovered and taken home.

When planning your visit to the area or needing a break from the norm pop Woodberry Farnsfield down on your list, alternatively visit their events page or social media to be amongst the first to know dates for their speciality food evenings, craft workshops and future treats.

 

 

 

 

 

Teahouse Café I Home & Gift Shop
38 Main Street
Farnsfield
Newark
NG22 8EA

01623 883509

Woodberryfarnsfield.com

hello@woodberryfarnsfield.com

Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop

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Go Beyond Autism Awareness – Become Spectrum Savvy

Go Beyond Autism Awareness – Become Spectrum Savvy

Spectrum Savvy is a locally based business run by Nicola Beldham, which offers bespoke training, consultancy and tuition to enhance inclusion and advance achievement of autistic people in a wide range of settings.

The philosophy is so much more than autism awareness, Nicola Beldham has been committed to inclusion for autistic people since 1994 and she does this now by offering services which supports every aspect of a person’s life. Learning, Life, Work, Education and Employment.

Her workshops are created to educate, guide and build confidence in everyone from individual autistic children through to government officials and CEO’s who are shaping the culture within our workplaces and society.

Spectrum Savvy is helping communities as well as individuals acknowledge, understand and completely embrace the differences within us all, ensuring that everyone and every environment thrives. If you have questions about autism then be sure to make Nicola Beldham your first contact.

 

Bilsthorpe Area
Nottinghamshire

Visit SpectrumSavvy.co.uk

07581 503771

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An Alternative to Kennels, Livery Yards & Catteries in the Southwell area

An Alternative to Kennels, Livery Yards & Catteries in the Southwell area

I don’t know about you but going on holiday becomes a logistical nightmare in Southwell Scoop HQ, who will look after the dogs, cats, chickens, fish, rats, guinea pigs and the adopted horse – we are not likely to keep our friends if we constantly request a helping hand with this circus! So really the next most sensible move is to pay somebody to come and take care of everything, enter Southwell Pet Sitters. In the comfort of their own home your loved family members can be looked after and entertained.

Louise Moss has nurtured her passion for animals since childhood and began her dog walking business within the Southwell, Nottinghamshire area in 2007.  Building up her customer base via word of mouth has led to a strong trustworthy reputation which has led to requests for horse care and even home visits for extra peace of mind when people are on holiday, no pets required. Your plants, mail, bins all taken care of.

Louise Moss is fully DBS checked, works outside of office hours and doesn’t penalise people for late cancellations. Definitely worth exploring if you are looking for an alternative to kennels, livery yards or catteries.

SOUTHWELL PET SITTERS
Bramley Close
Southwell
Nottingham
NG25 0JB

Telephone – 0789 1553256
http://www.southwellpetsitters.com/
Email – louisemoss1@hotmail.com

 

Southwell Pet Sitters

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