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Post by Hairyloon on 9th April 2011, 12:16 pm

I had an idea last night, it needs more thinking about before it goes live, so I thought I'd run it past you lot...

So, the plan is to run a competition for the best project proposal.
The prize is that we will try to make it happen.
The project can be anything, but viability is one of the parameters upon which it will be judged...

And at this point, we are looking for sponsorship, donations and suggestions.
Me? I got sod all, and I am putting up £1000 worth of time and energy towards it.
Hopefully that will inspire bigger organisations to contribute something. Competition! Icon_e_confused

At worst, I'll spend an interesting week working on a worthwhile project. At best, it will go wetsuit, and get a lot of interest.

And that is as far as the thought got... except to recognise that I need help on this one.

Firstly to work out how to run the competition: any legal technicalities, how
to judge it, stuff like that; and then help to get it out there and get
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Post by Adrian on 9th April 2011, 12:19 pm

No idea, but I am interested in reading the replies as I would like to run comps on here one day..

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Post by Hairyloon on 9th April 2011, 12:41 pm

Although it is not yet live, I am accepting provisional entries: project ideas to help get the ball rolling.
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Post by Sparhawk on 10th April 2011, 1:50 am

Just off the top of my head, with no broad thinking about it, how about creating a very large wildlife pond somewhere there isn't one...

OK, there may be lots of problems but I guess to make it worthwhile its not supposed to be easy...

Give me a little while & I'm sure I could come up with a few reasons...

I would also think that there is enough knowledge here abouts to be able to run several ideas together & make a true "wildlife area/park" featuring various different habitats...

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Post by Hairyloon on 10th April 2011, 2:18 am

Sparhawk wrote:Just off the top of my head, with no broad thinking about it, how about creating a very large wildlife pond somewhere there isn't one...
Good suggestion... but to be a valid entry, it would need to be a bit more specific: state the "somewhere" that you have in mind.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 10th April 2011, 8:21 am

I propose my new field - needs substantial fencing; offers habitat/rescue for sheep, alpacas and dartmoor ponies that would otherwise be slaughtered, provides access to said wildlife to local schools, community etc.

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Post by Hairyloon on 10th April 2011, 11:05 am

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:I propose my new field - needs substantial fencing; offers habitat/rescue for sheep, alpacas and dartmoor ponies that would otherwise be slaughtered, provides access to said wildlife to local schools, community etc.
Yes, I'm expecting quite a few entries along those lines. :?

But as I said, the competition is not live yet: first we need to decide some things like how it is to be judged, entry fees, etc...
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Post by Compostwoman on 10th April 2011, 2:18 pm

I need a compost loo or tree bog building in the wood, so that more people can come and play?
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Post by Hairyloon on 11th April 2011, 8:38 pm

To my mind, these entries lack ambition. :?
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Post by Adrian on 11th April 2011, 10:10 pm

I know that there have been some people thinking about plans for a farners/craft market in kirkstall... Any use?

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Post by Lakshmi on 11th April 2011, 10:36 pm

I have a project, but it would only be viable if I win the lottery.. I mean serious amounts with lots of zeros behind.

That actually came about little by little and it involves housing/community/reusing old buildings/life and professional skills.

ambitious enough, Hairy? where? ideally Devon.
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Post by Lakshmi on 11th April 2011, 10:38 pm

another idea would be to arrange for the installation of solar hot water systems on council houses. This in order to hopefully reroute tax-payers' money to better uses.
this could be UK-wide.
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Post by Hairyloon on 12th April 2011, 9:26 am

Lakshmi wrote:I have a project, but it would only be viable if I win the lottery.. I mean serious amounts with lots of zeros behind.
I always figured that the only realistic way to win the lottery is to set up a project that it can support: part of the idea behind the competition.

ambitious enough, Hairy?
Sounds promising, but as I've said, we need to work out how to run the competition first, otherwise it won't happen at all.
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Post by Hairyloon on 12th April 2011, 9:31 am

Badger wrote:I know that there have been some people thinking about plans for a farners/craft market in kirkstall...
That sounds interestic in itself. Have you a link to more information?
Any use?
Only if they enter. Wink
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