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They're on! We're generating! It's taken me 5 years but finally I've managed to talk the rest of the family into putting solar photovoltaic panels on the workshop roof. It's so exciting to be generating electric from a completely renewable source. Deep down I've always had a little niggle of a worry as to what will happen in the future — the if or when "the lights go out". People have been talking about moving to a less carbon dependant society for ages and this now feels like a little step in the right direction. And better still — next time we have a power cut I can pop over to the marina and still boil a kettle for a nice cup of tea.....unless of course it's dark. Which has left me pondering other ways of generating electric........attaching the children to a treadmill (slightly cruel and probably not allowed), fast growing willow for a biomass boiler (hmmm, just how much of the waters edge could I fill with that...?), putting dynamos on our office chair wheels (small scale and Sam would probably set fire to himself and there has GOT to be something we can do with goose poo!!!!!

Further reading

Roadworks in the local area
Janet: Thu 22 Jun

We have been advised of a numer of roadworks in the local area, due to re-surfacing...

A Cheese scone at Cafe at Bridge 80
Janet: Thu 18 May

Alison is delighted to announce that from Saturday 20th May Overwater's Cafe at Bridge 80 will now be open from 9.30am to 4pm every day during the summer. Why not pop in for a leisurely Overwater Breakfast with a nice fresh coffee or try one of her delicious specials for lunch or maybe an afternoon tea and freshly baked...

A delicious meal
Janet: Thu 11 May

Today we welcome Alison who is taking over the tenancy and management of Cafe at Bridge 80. Alison is a fantastic cook who has many years of experince in the restaurant trade and is keen to bring lots of delicious new ideas to our lovely canal side...

Marina News

Roadworks in the local area
Roadworks in local area
Thu 22 Jun
A Cheese scone at Cafe at Bridge 80
Cafe open 9.30am to 4pm EVERY DAY
Thu 18 May
A delicious meal
Cafe at Bridge 80 under new management
Thu 11 May
Tractor Rally
Vintage Tractor Rally
Thu 11 May

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