What has changed in the last 5 years?

In 2009 Sustaining Dunbar carried out a survey to gauge how easy it was for people living in the Dunbar District to: conserve energy, access local food, walk, and cycle or use public transport to get to school or work, work locally and feel connected and know more about what is going on in your area. We are now carrying out a survey to gauge if you have noticed any improvements in these areas.

Click here to fill in this survey.

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The Household Canny Challenge

Spread dunbar.orgThe Household Canny Challenge is the Sustaining Dunbar project funded by the Scottish Government and works to help achieve Scottish Government objectives.

The programme supports households and Schools to reduce their C02 emissions through actions they choose to take such as: draught proofing and insulating their homes/ schools, reducing energy use, generation of renewable energy, growing more of their own food, wasting less food and reusing food waste to make rich compost, reducing waste going to landfill, and changing how they travel to school and work. Continue reading

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Keep Me Warm

RosetteHouseholds signed up to take the Household Canny Challenge can access the free Energy Audits and Advice Service. We can help with advice on measures to keep your home cozy and to save energy. To get more information contact sean@sustainingdunbar.org

Draught Proofing Service: All households signed up to take the Households Canny Challenge can get free drought proofing done by our technician (while our stocks last). To book our technician to get your home draught proofed please contact: mark@sustianingdunbar.org

Curtain Insulation: We have a good supply of curtain insulation to make your existing curtains more efficient to keep you warmer and save on energy bills. This simple and easy measure makes a big difference. Please contact sue@sustainingdunbar.org to get yours.

If you are not already signed up to take the Household Canny Challenge it takes a couple minutes to do so click here.

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New Travel Advice Sessions in East Linton


Sustaining Dunbar will be running drop-in travel advice sessions at East Linton Library every Tuesday, 2pm to 4pm, starting on 27th January. Pop in for maps, the latest bus and train timetables and information about walking, cycling and using public transport.

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Proposal to Make the Trial 20mph Speed Limit Permanent in Dunbar


The 20 mph speed limit trial south of the railway line has been in place for a year now and most people will have formed a view on whether it has been successful.  This latest public consultation, which runs until 15th February, gives you the opportunity to share your views.  If you live in the current trial area, you should soon receive an update information leaflet and questionnaire, which are also available online here.  A display board about the proposals will be available to view at the Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent until 15th February.

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

January 31, 2015
10:30 amto3:30 pm

pruneFruit tree pruning workshop with Andrew Lear at Belhaven Community Garden

Come learn how to prune and shape fruit trees at Belhaven Community Garden on Saturday 31st January from 10:30 am till 3:30 pm.   Andrew is very knowledgeable on his subject and most entertaining but you will need to book early as we have limited spaces for this workshop.

Lunch will be included and the workshop is free for Belhaven Community Garden Members and (£20 for non members). Email or call for more details sue@sustainingdunbar.org  Telephone: 01368 862552

To become a Member of Belhaven Community Garden please fill in this memnbership  form and email it to sue@sustainingdunbar.org or drop it off at the Sustaining Dunbar office beside the surf school at the Train Dunbar Station– Station Rd

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