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Green shoots for new group

The Parish Environment Action Group meets next on Saturday February 25th. Concerned about litter, safe cycle and footpaths, community growing, wildlife and open spaces? If you're interested in getting involved come along and join us. ALL WELCOME

Published: February 20, 2023

The Parish Environment Action Group meets next on Saturday February 25th at 10.15 am at the River Bourne Community Farm Café (we’ll adjourn to the Parish Office if the Café is busy).

Some themes of the group:

  • Encouraging things that have a positive impact on the environment or biodiversity
  • Active travel (modes of travel that involve a level of activity)
  • Litter-picking
  • Use of allotments and community gardens
  • Discouraging things that have a negative impact on the environment or biodiversity
  • Unnecessary light pollution
  • Fly-tipping
  • Concerns about the water management features (swales) in Longhedge.Some positive aspects from which the Parish already benefits,  include:
    Local rights of way, the open spaces we have like Castle Hill Country Park, chalk streams like the River Bourne, the water meadows at Laverstock, existing biodiversity including wildflowers and wildlife, the trees we have and are in the process of planting, archaeology (which brings interest to the area and restricts development) and the River Bourne Community Farm.Several volunteers have come forward as Footpath Wardens (thank you) and the Parish Clerk is awaiting confirmation from insurancers, prior to proceeding. A member of the PEAG group will be attending Wiltshire Councils ‘Climate Workshop’ in March.Why not join us and help us grow.

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