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What we've been up to...

Here's the highlights from our July newsletter - you can subscribe to get monthly updates from Green Hive at the bottom of the page.

We've moved!

As part of our 2020 reopening strategy we have decided to consolidate all of our equipment, activities and administration work into our workshop space in Balmakeith Industrial park.

Whilst we were sad to be leaving the Links School which was our home for over two years, we feel that the time is right for us to combine all of our projects into one space - giving us much needed room for storage and expansion!

We wish the Nairn WASPs artists and team all the best and thank them for all the support and good times over the years.

The Green Hive staff team have redesigned the workshop interior to make it adaptable for our variety of activities and social events and compliant with the 2-metre distance rule, we plan to invest resources, funding and lots of enthusiasm to truly get the most out of our brilliant Green Hive unit.

If you haven't already visited our unit in Balmakeith, we will shortly be resuming our plastic recycling collections, using a booking system and a special "red zone" drop off area - Caroline will also be in touch with our Bumblebags volunteers in August to arrange a safe return to our well loved activity.

We are also changing up the types of plastic we are accepting for recycling - we are now asking you to keep a hold of your bottle lids and bright coloured HDPE (type 2), LDPE (type 4) and PP (type 5 - polypropylene) plastic.

You can get in touch with the Green Hive staff about our activities and plans for our new mutlifunctional Green Hive Hub here -

  • email Andy for questions about our plastic recycling and Enterprise projects

  • email Caroline for questions about our plans for Bumblebags, orchard days and litter picking.


Come along to our Community Food Growing Webinar

After the great success of our Highland Ocean Plastics Webinar 2020 in June, we want to let you know about our next big webinar talk - the Community Food Growing Webinar - featuring guest speakers Brian Kerr from Common Good Food and Julian Thompson from Shared Assets.

Registration will open shortly via eventbrite -

  • Tickets to the webinar will be limited to 100 participants on Zoom

  • By participating in the Zoom webinar you will be able to ask your questions directly to our guest speakers.

  • Please send any questions you have in advance to Caroline

  • The webinar will be broadcast live on youtube for those unable to attend the Zoom event.


What does "Community Hub" mean to you?

Last year we asked you to think about what a community hub would mean to you -

  • What sort of things would happen there?

  • Where can you imagine a hub for Green Hive?

  • What is important to you to include in a hub location?

We listened to your feedback and advice and now that we have consolidated all of our operation into our Green Hive workshop, we want to explore the next stage of our development with you right by our side. We would be delighted if you could take a couple of minutes to fill out our survey below to tell us what really matters to you when it comes to choosing a hub for Green Hive that works for the community. Your answers on our survey will allow us to solidify our vision of a community hub, and help take us one step closer to our goal of a Green Hive hub that supports and empowers the Nairnshire community.

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Our Natters are back!

As everyone at Green Hive knows - Friday means cake, coffee and chat!

We want to invite you to our Virtual Natter - the next best thing to our in-house coffee mornings.

Our next Virtual Natter will be on the 14th of August at 3pm, register here


AGM Agenda

Our AGM is fast approaching - 20th of August 2020 at 19:30

Invitations to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to members shortly - remember if you are a member of Green Hive, you can vote for motions and put forward ideas at our AGM. Become a member of Green Hive By joining Green Hive as a member you will have a key say in our plans and activities over the next 12 months - we rely on the community to help us set our goals and steer our organisation forward. As a member you can be part of that driving force by voting for motions at our AGMs. Sign up to become a Green Hive member here for free! Agenda for the Green Hive AGM 2020 Start time - 19:30 

  1. Welcome, Introductions and Apologies

  2. Notes of the AGM held on 23rd May 2019

  3. Chair’s report: what we’ve been doing, your feedback and support of our long-term plan

  4. Financial Report

  5. Board Voting

  6. Green Hive Hubs: consolidation and development

  7. Date of next AGM

We will be uploading our AGM onto our youtube channel just in case you can't make it along on the 20th.

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