Alex Meredith

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Did you forget to send a Father’s Day gift? Fear not, I have the very thing.  This brilliant idea could save you from a year of repentance and might even win a few brownie points for financial prudence (a highly valued skill in the eyes of all Dads). Instead of rushing to dispatch a flimsy token, this gift will make a real difference to a London community, and might just provide a… Read More

Three key indicators of Spring finally arrived this week – a slight rise in temperatures,  the calendar has flicked over to March, and another round of bank results hit the front pages.   The tired explanations for failure, or scandal, or crimes and the bonuses banks are paying out for achieving the same are enough to make me feel distinctly un-Spring-like. Thankfully the sight of a man in a suit gritting his… Read More

Connecting communities to their local renewable power supply seems to me to be one of the best ways to achieve a popular green revolution. Bottom-up action is always the most effective and sustainable and coming together to construct an Archimedes screw or windmill might be more appealing to a broader range of people than funding a new church roof. Community schemes can also profoundly change attitudes to the visibility of renewable energy… Read More