Mayor’s Award for Belle Vue’s Hermitage Centre

Mike Hallworth and Martin Beardwell from Belle Vue Church receiving the Gold Award certificate from the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, and the Mayor’s Consort, Councillor Tony Parsons.

Belle Vue Church’s Hermitage Centre has received a Gold Award in this year’s Shrewsbury Town Council Civic Awards Ceremony, which took place in May. The award was presented under the Built Heritage category, which recognises projects that have enhanced the built heritage of the town.

The Centre, which was completed in 2016, is very well used by community groups and individuals for classes, counselling sessions, leisure activities and children’s parties, as well as for church activities. The Mayor’s Awards are labelled Shrewsbury’s “equivalent to the Oscars”, and they acknowledge local individuals, organisations, groups and businesses for the benefit they bring to the town.

Some 72 of the town’s people and organisations received honours this year. Speaking at the ceremony the Mayor Councillor Jane Mackenzie said, “The Mayor’s Awards are my opportunity to thank some of the wonderful people and organisations who do so much to make our town a great place to live. It’s a real privilege to recognise and reward those who gladly give their time and talent to benefit others living in our local community.”

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Café Church

The Café Church meets at:

The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury

We meet  on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30 8.30 pm.  Our next meeting is on 10th January 2018. Anyone is welcome to attend this informal meeting.

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Save money and microwave

Microwave where possible as microwave ovens use much less energy than conventional ovens. You might be surprised by the range of meals (and desserts!) that can be made in a microwave.

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Ethical banking

Reviewing your finances? Why not consider whether an ethical bank like Triodos Bank might help you and the environment. Triodos invests in socially-oriented and sustainable enterprises.

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Meatless Mondays

Meat production has a big impact on the environment. Try having a day a week where you avoid eating meat or meat products (it doesn’t have to be a Monday!).

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Use Your Freezer

Freeze fresh produce and leftovers where possible if you won’t have the chance to eat them before they go bad, and reduce food wastage.

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Thy Kingdom Come global wave of prayer

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that began in the Church of England in 2016. The Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join the movement, and the Methodist Church of Britain has become a partner in the initiative. The World Methodist Council is also encouraging Methodists across the world to take part.

The aim of Thy Kingdom Come is that Christians pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25 May – 4 June 2017.

Keep an eye out for events happening at Belle Vue as part of Thy Kingdom Come.

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Cleaning products

Choose concentrated or ‘ultra’ cleaning products, which use 50 to 60 percent less packaging than traditional formulas while cleaning just as thoroughly.

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Cover pans when cooking

Whenever you cook on the hob, always try to cover the pans – this reduces the amount of energy that escapes from open pans, plus the amount of time it takes to heat up food and boil water. It also reduces condensation.

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Save electricity when tumble drying

Reduce the need for ironing by taking clothes out of the tumble dryer while still slightly damp and hanging them up. That can save energy – including yours!

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