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Biodiversity News: May 2022

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 group met in March along with the Climate Emergency group and decided to embark on a 3 month campaign to raise awareness with residents on three important subjects to support biodiversity and climate change: Food waste, Travel and Energy consumption. This campaign falls in live with the increasing cost of living, so it is hoped residents will welcome the suggestions.

Adjustments were made in 2021 to the mowing regime in St Andrews Gardens which saw some areas left to grow wild. It is hoped more will be done with this space in 2022, however the Council are taking baby steps on this subject in order to get it right….watch this space!

Climate Emergency News: May 2022

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 met in March along with the Biodiversity group and decided to embark on a 3 month campaign to raise awareness with residents on three important subjects to support biodiversity and climate change: Food waste, Travel and Energy consumption. This campaign falls in live with the increasing cost of living, so it is hoped residents will welcome the suggestions, please see the energy campaign below.

The Town Council were pleased to be the first Council in the County to be awarded funding through the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Programme. This partially funded the installation of Solar PV panels on the Town Hall roof, which completed last summer. The Town Council have now installed all appropriate equipment in order to export energy back to the national grid, and it is hoped this will prove beneficial this summer.

Continue to keep an eye on this page for further information on the actions the group are taking.

Energy

Save our plant - climate change is REAL

Pershore Town Council are actively fighting against climate change, but what can you do?

Hints and Tips on reducing your energy consumption

  • Switch off your appliances instead of leaving them on standby
  • Fit LED bulbs, turn lights off when not in use
  • The government recommends your thermostat be set to 18 degrees
  • Ensure radiators are not blocked or covered consider draft excluders
  • Take shorter showers
  • Wash clothing on 30 degrees
  • Boil the kettle with the right amount of water in for your cuppa

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