Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal imaging camera

The Cambridge Carbon Footprint has launched a scheme where individuals can borrow a thermal imaging camera to identify problems with insulation, draughts and damp in their homes. Some changes are easy for people to fix themselves, such as draught-proofing and thermal curtains, while others may need professional help like special insulation. As a result, significant improvements […]

Saving Bassingbourn Swifts

The swift population has declined by a staggering 58% since 1995. This project aims to support the falling swift population by providing artificial nest sites. We face significant biodiversity loss. As a result, many of our bird species are in trouble. The Birds of Conservation Concern Red List now includes 70 species of bird. These […]

The Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are community events that match people who ‘need stuff fixed‘ with people who ‘like fixing things‘. Repair Cafes are completely non-commercial. There are no promises and no guarantees, but if something can be saved the repairers will do everything they can to do so. Repairers are also keen to teach visitors how to […]

BC Food Veggie Boxes

BC Food Box

After months of hard work as an apprentice grower at Guilden Gate, Libby Barrett has unleashed some trial veggie boxes into the village! These trial veggie boxes are literally a taster of what we hope will become a key part of Bassingbourn life – a local veggie box scheme bursting with fresh organic food grown […]

Elbourn Way Trees

On 26 February 2022, 48 native trees were planted at the Elbourn Way Recreation Ground to absorb carbon, improve biodiversity, and for everyone to enjoy. A great day, lovely weather, lots of people, yummy cakes, and massive smiles on everyone’s faces. For Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth to become a zero-carbon parish by 2050, we need to consider not […]