BCCS has many visits by researchers, community groups and others, and on Tuesday 27th July the Garden Waste team of North Somerset Council came to us and South Cerney CC as part of their research into community composting schemes, considering the issues and potential for North Somerset Parish Councils, community and allotment groups. We were delighted to read their thanks – we enjoyed it too!:

“We had an excellent day visiting the South Cerney and Bisley Community Composting Schemes. Two fantastic initiatives showcasing the impressive feats that communities can achieve. It was such a pleasure to visit both sites, which each have their own charm and subtle differences in the ways they work to suit their communities. The Bisley site is wonderfully quirky and full of character. Best of all it provides a very valuable service to the local community, offering residents a sustainable way to manage their garden waste as well as demonstrating how composting can be done at home. We were welcomed by Lesley, Liz and Ian who couldn’t have been more helpful, we were even offered homemade elderflower cordial and cake on arrival! We are very grateful to them for providing such insight into their scheme and we hope to be able to utilise their knowledge to help communities set up their own community composting projects here in North Somerset. Thank you Bisley!”