A washer had disintegrated in the house stop tap, meaning it didn't shut off the water. The bits of washer had caused havoc in the rest of the house: at header tanks and at the kitchen sink. To make matters worse, the outside stop tap wasn't working either - but United Utilities replaced that very promptly.
There are lots of green events on across Eden District in the coming months. On Saturday morning, 9th February 2019, the Penrith Repair Café runs in its monthly slot. Freegle-wise, we're back at Newbiggin for another Bring-and-Take on Saturday 23rd February from 10am until noon. Then Seedy Saturday is on on 9th March in Penrith and the Shap Freegle Give and Take is on Sunday 28th April.
There are lots of green events on across Eden District in August and September. On Saturday morning, 11th August 2018, you can visit a uniform recycling day and a Repair Café in Penrith. On Saturday 1st September from 10-12 we'll be at "Stainton" Newbiggin for a Freegle Give and Take. And there more...
There's lot going on this Spring in Freegle land and by our allies in Penrith and Eden District. We've three Give and Take jumble sales in April and May. Repair Cafés are continuing every month on Penrith and Kirkby Stephen. CAfS is running a pre-loved clothes sale and Recycle for Cumbria are at Penrith Library for a Green Spring Clean. PACT has a campaign to reduce plastic use including a Refill water bottle scheme. Keep Penrith Tiday are organising litter picks and much more.
Meanwhile, if you are in Carlisle area, please use Carlisle Freegle to hand on unwanted items to others.
Farmers markets are great places to buy food grown or made locally. Carlisle Farmers Market is on the first Saturday of the month. The Brampton Farmers Markets are usually on the last Saturday of the month.
With lots in the news recently about reducing plastic waste many of us will have made resolutions to reduce our environmental impact. Did you know that your local farmers' market can help with that?