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Biodiversity News: September 2021

The Biodiversity Working Group was set up in late 2020, pulling together their action plan and have made a good start on increasing biodiversity in the town.

The mowing contract in St Andrews Gardens has been varied to leave certain areas to grow wild to enhance habitats for wildlife and insects in the area. You will see an update on this in our latest news section. There is now an information board visible in the gardens which will show residents what to look out for in the area.

A final cut of the wild areas has now been taken in St Andrews Gardens, and councillors will be planting wildflower seeds there in the near future in the hope that they take over the Autumn period.

The Town Council would very much like to see photos in which residents have began to work on improving biodiversity on their own green spaces. Please send these directly to the Deputy Town Clerk.

Climate Emergency News: September 2021

The Climate Emergency Working Group, which was set up in 2020, have been working hard even through the pandemic on achieving their actions to reduce climate change.

In July 2021 the Town Hall moved to a ‘green’ energy supplier, along with the library and cemetery which went green earlier this year.

The Climate Emergency Working Group would encourage residents to take part in a Car Free Day on 22nd September 2021. It is hoped that this will encourage individuals to think about the impact their movements have on the environment.

Pershore Town Council are pleased to announce that they are the first Council in the County to be awarded funding through the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Programme. This is to partially fund the installation of Solar PV panels on the Town Hall roof, which completed mid July. The Council are now monitoring the energy production from these in the hope they can sell electricity back to the grid.

Finally, the Climate Emergency and Biodiversity groups are holding a drop in session at the Town Hall on 2nd October 2021 from 10am-12pm to discuss Climate Change with residents. For more information please visit our latest news article on this.

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