SURREY TREE PLANTING MAP
County Council has launched an online map to show the location of
trees and hedges planted in Surrey as part of their 1.2 million trees
initiative. If you plant a new tree, please let the County Council know so that
they can record it on this tracker website. For more details, click here.
WEST HORSLEY PLACE PARTNERS WITH SURREY WILDLIFE TRUST FOR THE HEDGEROWS HERITAGE PROJECT
Place will be working in partnership with SWT on a project to restore and renew
hedgerows on the historic estate, helping to protect endangered wildlife and
contributing to a county-wide Nature Recovery Network. The project, Preserving
Surrey’s Hedgerow Heritage, will give young people an opportunity to learn
traditional hedge planting and laying skills, helping them to create vital
habitat for the county’s wildlife and enabling the next generation of
For more information go to www.westhorsleyplace.org.
GUILDFORD ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM
Guildford Environmental Forum
aims to improve the environment in and around Guildford for wildlife and for
people and to build a sustainable future. GEF has been working to
make Guildford and the world beyond a greener and more sustainable
place since 1993, by educating, informing, cutting energy use, reducing
ecological footprints, helping wildlife and tackling climate change. You
can download GEF’s latest newsletter, and learn more about their work on
the GEF website.
PESTICIDE-FREE GUILDFORD PETITION
Guildford Environmental Forum together
with the national campaign group Pesticide Action Network are calling for Guildford
Borough Council to phase out pesticide use on Council managed and owned
land within the borough. You can sign the petition here.
Surrey Wildlife Trust aims to empower local groups
to continue to take action in their local communities, offering advice and
support on topics including biodiversity, wildlife gardening and fundraising.
They gave a presentation to Effingham Parish Council in January 2021 which you
can view here. We will be making contact with
SWT to see how we can work together on specific projects in West Horsley e.g.,
helping to manage ‘Horsley Meadows’, the Suitable Natural Green Space (SANG)
created off Long Reach which is now managed by the Land Trust.
CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
The Centre for Sustainable Energy has a wealth of useful information and resources.
GREEN HOMES GRANTS
£15,000 grants to make your home energy efficient
The Green Homes Grant, provided by central government and Surrey County Council, helps eligible owner-occupied households to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Visit Green Jump Surrey to find out if you are eligible.