Council supports national Big Green Week

Published: 28 Sep 2022

Cllr Toni Bradnum at the Sussex Green Hub during Big Green Week

Horsham District Council is celebrating Big Green Week which is running from 24 September to 2 October this year.

Marking the 12 month anniversary of the Sussex Green Climate Hub, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste Cllr Toni Bradnum went along to the Hub’s monthly meeting on Saturday 24 September to thank the eco-friendly volunteers for all the good work they do in helping local people  reduce their impact on the climate.

Cllr Toni Bradnum commented:

It was a pleasure to visit the Sussex Green Climate Hub and see the fantastic work they are doing to raise awareness of recycling, repair and reuse in our District.

Whether you want to repair a piece of clothing, refill household cleaning products or need to mend electrical items, the Sussex Green Climate Hub is the place to go. There are people on hand to help with anything needing attention. They also run a small library of books on environmental matters.

I would like to thank Carrie Cort and her team who are doing so much towards a cleaner, greener future.

The Council also has a sound track record in tackling climate change by delivering successfully on projects which:

Support local community groups to reduce emissions through its Community Climate Fund scheme

Help wildlife thrive by setting up Nature Recovery Networks in partnership with Sussex Wildlife Trust

Reduce its own carbon footprint by using low emission fuels in its vehicles, increasing the number of electric vehicles it operates, making its buildings as energy efficient as possible, amongst other measures.

In terms of recycling, the Horsham District boasts one of the highest recycling rates in West Sussex with 53.5% of household waste being recycled. This has been further boosted by the introduction of our free textiles, small electricals and batteries collection service. Our thanks go out to the residents of the District for contributing to this achievement.

For more information on the Council’s climate action projects please visit our Climate and Environment webpage.

Alternatively, for more information on The Big Green Week and how you can get involved, visit our webpage.

The Sussex Green Climate Hub is a one-stop shop for all visitors, young and old looking to reduce their climate impact.

The Hub meetings are held on the last Saturday each month at the United Reformed Church Hall, 45 Springfield Road, Horsham RH12 2RG.

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