What have we done so far?
Walberton Parish Council recognises the need to adapt and has already taken the following steps to recognise Climate Change and to reduce carbon emissions.
- New efficient low energy heaters
- Improved loft insulation
- Double glazing throughout
- Warm lined curtains
- All hirers are asked to take their recycling home
- Electronic rather than paper where possible – both internal and external communications such as the email newsletter
- Utilising recycled paper as appropriate
- Hand delivery of Neighbourhood News
- Initialising and supporting the Jubilee Wood and Community Orchard
- Protecting our “green” assets
Power and Renewable energy
- Supported the solar farm development in the southern part of our Parish.
- Installed solar lights by Walberton play area footpath
- Changed our 39 street lamps’ bulbs to more efficient lower energy.
- Negotiated for 11 acres of Walberton Parish Council Public Open Space on the Fontwell Meadows development. Including allotments and a community orchard.
- Objecting to planning applications which involve the substantial removal of trees and hedgerows.
Litter and recycling
- Organised a litter picking day with the help of equipment from Arun DC – to be repeated.
- Advertising recycling opportunities in our newsletters including 2 drop off points for crisp packets.
- Supported the Walberton to Barnham cycle path and allocated land at The Green to facilitate this.
- Investigating the possibility of a cycle path between Walberton and Fontwell and secured £180,000 of S106 funding towards this.
- Working with other local parish councils on looking at ways of improving bus services.