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Biodiversity News: May 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 link to the National Allotment Society has been placed on the Town Council website. This link takes allotment tenants directly to the ‘Honey Bees and Wild Pollinators’ section of the societies website, with various hints and tips on increasing biodiversity on allotments.
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: May 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.
The group have been working with the Centre for Sustainable Energy alongside the University of Exeter, who have produced a Carbon Footprint Tool.
The tool is now live. The next actions the group will take will be to encourage residents to make changes based on the results to improve their own carbon footprint, thus reducing the overall carbon footprint of Pershore.
In March 2021 the Library moved to a green energy supplier, and it is hoped in July 2021 the Town Hall will also move to a green supplier.
Investigations surrounding the installation of Solar PV panels on the Town Hall and Library are ongoing, and it is hoped funding will be secured through Worcestershire County Council to support this.
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.

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