Green Issues

Free Compost Giveaway !

From the District Council website: Compost Awareness Week takes place from 3-9 May, and to mark this Rochford District Council are offering free compost to all residents. To get your free compost just come along to Pooles Lane Car Park, Hullbridge at 10am on Wednesday 6 May with your own sacks and help yourselves. It’s that simple! The compost will…
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Solar Farms and Other Enviromental Applications

As the Echo has reported here, there’s an application in for a big solar “farm” in Canewdon A MONSTER solar farm generating enough energy to power 4,125 homes could be built in Canewdon. Under plans submitted to Rochford Council, farmers Paul and Mark Woodford would lease the 50-acre stretch of farmland between Fambridge Road and Canewdon Road to solar panel…
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Green Tea

From the District Council website: A Rochford District business is the latest lucky recipient of an EU funded grant to help them become ‘greener’ as part of the Low Carbon Business programme. Squires coffee shop in Rayleigh is the latest District based business to benefit from a cash grant which they used towards a brand new heating and cooling system….
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The LED Alternative

Southend and Glasgow are two of the councils investing in modern LED lighting – instead of turning lights off. The Echo reports about Southend: New street lights will improve safety and save money NEW multi-million pound low energy street lights in Southend will improve safety as well save taxpayers cash, council bosses say. Southend Council plans to spend £2.65million replacing…
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You Can Help Buy And Protect Some Woodland In Thundersley…..

From the website of the Essex Wildlife Trust: Urgent – Help us save Cottage Plantation: a fantastic woodland site. We have just 12 weeks to raise £44,000 towards the purchase of Cottage Plantation – a fantastic woodland site in Daws Heath. Cottage Plantation is in a complex of ancient woodlands and has many native species of trees. Essex Wildlife Trust…
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“See You On The OUTSIDE”

Project Wild Thing is a film-led project – about getting people, especially children, outside, into nature. If you want nature, wildness and free-range living for kids and adults to exist alongside an increasingly industrialised and technological society then join us and get involved in making that happen. See you on the outside. This little film explains it better and is…
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