Viv Lewis
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Viv Lewis replied to pete's discussion sustainable dairying in the group Creating a Transition Technology Handbook
"As an ex-dairy farmer in Cumbria I find the example above fascinating. The type of cattle management explained above was typical of small holder milk production in Nicaragua - I worked there for four years in the 1980s. I'm looking forward to…"
Feb 17, 2010
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Creating a Transition Technology Handbook

The Centre for Alternative Technology seeks inspiring individual or community energy projects for our Transition Technology Handbook
Feb 17, 2010
Viv Lewis left a comment for Justin Kenrick
"Thanks for the story and link - I'll send it on to the HOP group. Things are moving along, the local press has been great and we're doing a lot of lobbying. Next step is the the results of the counsultation process (v. poorly done).…"
Oct 13, 2009
Justin Kenrick left a comment for Viv Lewis
"Viv, I just noticed this extraordinary story about how suppliers get destroyed by Tesco's (and how this one refused!) and thought it might be of interest/ use: http://www.lochfynelocalheroes.org.uk/10201.html best, Justin"
Oct 13, 2009
Justin Kenrick commented on Viv Lewis's blog post Penrith says Hop off Sainsbury's
"Hi Viv, Here in Portobello (Edinburgh) we successfully fought off a proposed superstore. The fight culminated in a local public inquiry in 2005 where we weren't allowed to simply say that "WE DON'T WANT IT!" but were allowed to…"
Oct 7, 2009
Viv Lewis posted a blog post

Penrith says Hop off Sainsbury's

Penrith like lots of small towns is fighting to stop being swamped by a large supermarket.Paul Allen and I were out there on our pink space hoppers to lobby our local councellors (who unfortunately are pro the development and it's a long story) at a 'consultation' event.The campign has started and we'd like to learn from other's experiences. Does anybody in the Fiery Spirits network have experience of successfully resisting a large supermarket? Do you know of a tool kit/ manual that could help…See More
Sep 23, 2009
Viv Lewis posted an event

Cumbria Green Build Festival at Cumbria

October 5, 2009 to October 18, 2009
Cumbria Green Build aims to show the public, business and communities what has already been achieved within the county and inspire them make changes themselves.
Sep 9, 2009

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About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I am a member and director of a cooperative created to provide high quality suport and solutions to rural social enterprise. I also have considerable experience of livestock farming as I used to run a dairy and sheep farm.
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Penrith says Hop off Sainsbury's

Penrith like lots of small towns is fighting to stop being swamped by a large supermarket.



Paul Allen and I were out there on our pink space hoppers to lobby our local councellors (who unfortunately are pro the development and it's a long story) at a 'consultation' event.







The campign has started and we'd like to learn from other's experiences. Does anybody in the Fiery… Continue

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 18:08 — 1 Comment

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At 14:42 on October 13, 2009, Justin Kenrick said…
Viv,

I just noticed this extraordinary story about how suppliers get destroyed by Tesco's (and how this one refused!) and thought it might be of interest/ use:
http://www.lochfynelocalheroes.org.uk/10201.html

best, Justin
At 17:37 on February 11, 2009, Kate Braithwaite said…
I've just started a group to plan the English 'polixy blitz' event if you would like toget involved - come along!
Kate
At 15:29 on August 31, 2008, Viv Lewis said…
Hi Paul,
Yes I'm planning to go. See you at CREA.
Viv
At 17:36 on August 30, 2008, Paul Allen said…
Hi Viv,

Are you in Penrith next week for for Cumbria Green Build? I will be at the Zero Carbon Cumbria talk on Weds at Redhills.

Best regards,

Paul
At 10:15 on August 27, 2008, Nick Wilding said…
Welcome, Viv...

Hoping that you find this site intuitive and easy to use. If you have a picture of yourself that you could upload, that would be great - it really helps folk to be able to put a name to a face.

Also, if you've any events or news feel free to post it up...

This site is officially launching in november so you'll see it change before then - feedback welcome

best for now
nick

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