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  1. Dear Transition Town Sturminster Newton
    We have another hydropower tour coming up on 16/17 April which your members might be interested in. Details below, and on our website.
    Many thanks
    Brian Shingler
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    South Somerset Hydropower Group and Mendip Power Group

    invite you to attend

    A Tour of Eight Hydropower Installations

    on Saturday 16th April, 2011 and Sunday 17th April,2011

    The visits will compare:-
    Crossflow and Kaplan turbines
    Ossberger, Valley Hydro and Ecowave crossflows
    Open and closed flume Archimedes Screw turbines, and a traditional style waterwheel
    New-build penstock and turbine house vs. existing building
    1.8m to 4.9m head, 2 kW to 60 kW output
    Analogue and digital mainscon systems
    Turnkey installations and self-build
    Installation costs, electricity sales, Feed in Tariff

    Sites to be visited on the Saturday will be Hewlett’s Mill GALHAMPTON, Carey’s Mill MARTOCK, Clapton Mill
    Nr. CREWKERNE, Hainbury Mill Farm ILCHESTER, ALHAMPTON Mill and Gants Mill BRUTON.
    The sites to be visited on Sunday morning will be Hapsford Mill nr. FROME and Tellisford Mill nr. FROME.

    Guided tour at each site by the site owner, with discussion of the options for their installation. Hydropower consultant and installer Guy Galpin of Potential Energy will travel with the groups on the Saturday.

    These tours will be of particular interest to mill owners, engineers, policy makers, local authority officers and community groups, and those looking to install hydropower.

    Cost £60 for Saturday – to include all travel from and return to Bruton by coach/minibus in maximum size 15-20 in each group, morning coffee, hot cooked lunch, and afternoon tea. The tour starts from Gants Mill, Bruton at 9am, returning by 5pm. A detailed itinerary and joining instructions will be forwarded after booking. Technical data sheets for each site will be provided on the day.
    Cost £13 for Sunday morning – starts at Hapsford Mill at 9.30am, then Tellisford Mill at 11.00am, including film of building the 60kW installation at Tellisford and refreshments, to finish by 1.00pm.

    Delegates are free to book for either or both days. Delegates are responsible for their own travel to Hapsford and Tellisford on the Sunday, and for their own accommodation if staying overnight. Local B&Bs can be found at http://www.brutontown.com/index.cfm?C_id=109 and http://www.frometouristinfo.co.uk/accommodation.asp

    Please book early, as places are limited. Closing date for booking – Friday 8 April, 2011.
    Booking confirmed only on receipt of payment, which will be acknowledged by letter or email.
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    To :- Brian Shingler, Gants Mill, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0DB. Tel 01749 812393

    Please book me/us a place on the tour of 6 hydropower sites on Saturday 16 April 2011 
    Please book me/us a place on the tour of 2 hydropower sites on Sunday 17 April 2011 

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  2. I understand that these Hydro tours are exceptionally good and lead by a real expert in Hydro power.
    Its a crucial part of renewables and we in Stur should really get behind Hydro at every opportunity,
    Vince

  3. Guided Meditation
    Classes
    Tuesday 27th September 2011
    Sessions available: 7.00pm – 8.00pm or 8.30pm – 9.30pm

    Darknoll Room
    Ground Floor
    The Exchange
    Sturminster Newton
    Dorset
    DT10 1QU

    Come and join this friendly class, where you can enjoy the Journey Home guided meditation. This class uses simple proven processes that effectively help the mind and body relax deeply.
    All the meditations created here at NatureSelf TM, both the downloadable versions and those shared during classes are known as non-conceptual. This means that they are suitable for all.
    Chairs will be provided. Please feel free to bring along a cushion if you wish.
    It isn’t possible to get anything wrong during these classes,
    so come along, relax and enjoy.

    Places limited.
    £7.00 advance
    £10.00 on the door

    Bookings:
    07810 114912
    http://www.EmmaPiers.com

  4. Many thanks to all who turned up for the meditation. 🙂 Look forward to seeing you all at the next event.

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