Horsham's 'Great Green Day' a Success

A national week of events highlighting action on climate change took place in the run up to COP26 including special events in Horsham on Saturday 25 September

Published: 30 Sep 2021

To celebrate the week in Horsham a special event took place in the Bishopric on Saturday 25 September.

Horsham District Council hosted a stand at the Horsham based event, named ‘Horsham’s Great Green Day’, to showcase its numerous environmental initiatives and the support it is giving to residents and businesses to help combat the negative aspects of climate change locally.

This work includes:

  1. The launch of the Horsham District Community Climate Fund to enable local community groups to do their bit to tackle climate change.
  2. The creation of a five year partnership with Sussex Wildlife Trust to deliver a Nature Recovery Network for our District to help wildlife thrive under the project banner ‘Wilder Horsham District’.
  3. A highly successful trial for the collection of textiles, small electricals and batteries.
  4. The current reuse trial introducing our new Reuse Hub for unwanted furniture.
  5. And a whole host of initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council itself which focus reducing the energy used in Council buildings, installing low carbon or renewable energy and changing the fuel used in vehicles.

A colourful array of stands and displays from groups such as Sussex Green Living who launched their new Sussex Green Hub, their Inspiration Eco Station and the Horsham Repair Cafe invited residents, visitors and shoppers to take a look and engage with stallholders about all the great work that is being done across the Horsham District to tackle climate change, in a festival style blend of music, food, facts and services.

Commenting on the event, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste, Recycling and Cleansing Cllr Philip Circus said:

"It was a great celebration of just how much we have all achieved so far, which we should be greatly proud about. I was really pleased to see the many projects that are already underway across our District and would urge as many of you as possible to get involved and start contributing to making our District one of the most climate friendly in the UK."

Photo (left to right): Cllr David Skipp, Chairman of Horsham District Council, and Cllr Phillip Circus, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling, Waste and Cleansing.