Sunday, May 8, 2022

Seed Library now open at Pot & Page Café, Ledbury.

Sustainable Ledbury is very pleased to announce that the SEED LIBRARY is now open!

Come and pay a visit to the Seed Library at Pot & Page- in partnership with Sustainable Ledbury

All seeds are FREE to take home, so discover the joy of growing your own today!
If you have any excess seeds, you can also donate them to the library, so the cycle can continue ♻️

If you want help or advice, there is useful free advice available from Garden Organic here

Visit the Seed Library at Pot & Page to find out more!
Pot & Page, 8 New St, Ledbury

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Poetry Competition for school children as part of Ledbury Poetry Festival.


Sustainable Ledbury and Pot & Page Café are holding a poetry competition for school children as part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival. The theme is ‘Looking After our World’.

Poems must be no longer than a maximum of 30 lines, on the theme ‘Looking after our World’, and may be in any format.

Entries must be all the children’s own work and must be submitted with a completed application form via email to or handed in to Pot & Page Café, New Street, Ledbury.

The categories are as follows:

Reception/Year 1/ 2; Year 3/4; Year 5/6, Year 7/8; Year9/10; Year 11/12

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th June 2022 and winners will be notified no later than Friday 24th June. The prize giving ceremony will be held in Pot & Page Café on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd July.

There will be a First Prize of a £10 book token, Runner Up of a £7 book token and up to 2 highly commended, in each category. All will also receive a certificate.

Sustainable Ledbury would like to print the winners’ poems and the entry form asks for permission from the parent or guardian to do this. Full names will not be used in any publication, only the first name and initial letter of the family name. The application form must be signed by a parent or guardian indicating agreement to this.

There will be 3 judges but they will not be able to provide feedback to the children on their poems.

For any questions or queries, contact Sustainable Ledbury on

With thanks to Pot & Page Café for their sponsorship.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Town Trail working party; April 26th

At the end of April, at Ledbury Town Council's request, we did some more work along the stretch of the Trail that goes by the Recreation Ground. The 'chipper' team from Balfour Beatty joined us so that the brash could be chipped rather than us creating 'dead hedges'.

Sadly we found quite a lot of rubble. This kind of fly tipping slows down our work but we were very thankful that the Balfour Beatty team could both deal with the brash and remove the rubble.

Clearing away some of the ivy lets a lot more light into the area. We hope this helps you enjoy the area through the summer.

After Monday 9th May we will have a 3 week break before the next session on 23rd May. It was hard to schedule fortnightly sessions around bank holidays and everyone's other commitments!
As always, if you'd like to join us, do contact us via email on for more details. You can also find us on our website

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Waste Reduction project update

Sustainable Ledbury is delighted to have taken on the responsibility to manage this project. A group of our supporters signed up for the training which took place in early 2022. From now on they will be  attending local events to raise awareness and give advice on how to reduce our waste. This will include information on reducing food waste (and saving money!), recycling, and composting.  

Some of our supporters had been involved in the waste reduction Master Composters and Love Food Hate Waste campaigns, run jointly by Herefordshire Council, Worcestershire Council and Garden Organic. Sadly, Herefordshire pulled out of this some years ago. It was therefore a natural step to consult with Garden Organic to see if we could set up something on a smaller scale for Ledbury.

Ledbury Town Council supported this idea and commissioned Garden Organic to train some volunteers in a range of things that can be done to reduce waste.

We now have a group of trained, enthusiastic volunteer Waste Reduction advisors, who will be out and about at various local events in 2022. 

Our first stall will be at the Ledbury Community Day on the 4th June 2022.

If you have an interest in reducing, reusing, recycling and composting, and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, we would love more volunteers, and the online training is still available.

If you would like to know more about volunteering for this campaign, please contact Sarah Blenkinsop by email at or, alternatively, you can send your details in a sealed envelope addressed to Sustainable Ledbury to the Ledbury Town Council office on Church Street.