Date : 27 March 2018
Times : 19:00pm – 21:00pm
Venue: Dringhouses Library
Join Pamela Hartshorne as she talks about her latest novel The Cursed Wife, a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London
Join Pamela Hartshorne as she talks about her latest novel The Cursed Wife, a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.
Pamela is a York-based novelist, writer and historian. The Cursed Wife is her fifth novel, and she has also written a number of non-fiction works and has been the project editor on several high-quality illustrated books.
Pamela Hartshorne has had a fascinating life and career including stints as cook on an outback cattle station, TEFL teacher in Jakarta and French-speaking interpreter on expedition in Cameroon before ending up back in London as foreign newsdesk secretary at ‘The Observer’. She then wrote 60 books for Mills & Boon as Jessica Hart as a method of funding her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the University of York. Pamela still lives in York and in addition to researching and writing historical novels she occasionally teaches writing courses and is a freelance project editor for illustrated books.
She has written 4 historical novels set in and around York, Time’s Echo, Memory of Midnight, The Edge of Dark and House of Shadows. Her fifth novel The Cursed Wife is a page-turning, psychological thriller set in Elizabethan London.
The ‘Great British Spring Clean’ litter picks planned for Saturday 3 March at Acomb Wood (11am) and Askham Bar (3pm) have been cancelled due to the weather.
It is hoped to arrange clean-up events when Spring finally arrives!
City of York Council’s Recycling Team is helping residents to have a ‘green’ Christmas this year by providing festive dos and don’ts to make it even easier to recycle and re-use Christmas waste.
Greetings cards, wrapping paper and crackers are just some of the items that can be recycled through the council’s household waste and recycling collections.
Councillor Andrew Waller, executive member for environment, said: “Christmas is a time of great joy and celebration for most people, but it’s also a time when we create lots of extra waste.
“Just giving a bit of ‘One Planet’ thought to how we can recycle, re-use and compost Christmas waste can make a huge difference to the amount we throw away.
“Re-using items such as wrapping paper and gift bags can also be a great way to help keep costs down next Christmas.”
Festive ‘dos’ to recycle include:
- Greetings cards
- Wrapping paper (non foil)
- Crackers (remove all the embellishments, such as bows, first)
Real Christmas trees and wreaths (with tinsel and decorations removed) can be recycled at Hazel Court or Towthorpe Waste Household Recycling Centres. Lots of food waste can be composted and re-used in the garden. Visit www.getcomposting.com for more information.
Festive don’ts to recycle:
- Heavily glittered items
- Foil wrapping paper
- Plastic Christmas trees and wreaths
For some tasty recipes on using up festive leftovers and hints on how to reduce food waste visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com
Residents can check their recycling collection days using:
the calendar which the council distributed to households across the city in October and November
online at www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup
get free alerts to smartphones or tablets by downloading the OnePlanetYork app from itunes or google playstore.
The city’s household waste centres are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day (with Towthorpe also closed on Wednesdays). To check what can go in your recycling boxes, visit www.york.gov.uk/waste
For more information on festive waste and recycling visit www.york.gov.uk/festivereycling
Extra waste collections over the Christmas period
All households will get extra household waste collections (grey bins/black sacks) during weeks commencing 18 December 2017 and 2 January 2018… Put your waste out by 7.00am for collection! click CHECK YOUR COLLECTION DAY/DATES: WWW.YORK.GOV.UK/REFUSELOOKUP
Wildflower planting also gets a boost
On the weekend of the 2-4 March 2018, GBSC want you to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.
Join the growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.
Register today for the Great British Spring Clean 2018 and together we can make a difference.
Separately another opportunity to improve the local environment has been announced.
Grow Wild: Funding from Kew for community groups to plant wildflowers.
There is a lot of scope in the west of the City for more wildflower beds.
Let us know if you plan to do anything in your area and we will give it some publicity.