Local Climate Change News

SURREY TREE PLANTING MAP

Surrey 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

West Horsley 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 hedge-layers.

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.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

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.