News just in of several environmental initiatives in Braintree District.
Firstly, 19 environmental projects and community groups have received a Green Heart Local Award to help develop their ideas further. The projects include litter picks, maintaining riverside walks, wild flower meadows, community orchards, woodlands, play areas, floral displays, outdoor classrooms, kitchen gardens, allotments and memorial gardens.
Seconly a series of Love Food Hate Waste roadshows are taking place in Braintree District in December. Love Food Hate Waste(a theme taken up by the EcoTeams run through Tap into Savings) provides tips and ideas for how to make the most of the food that we all buy. The remaining roadshows dates are:
- Friday 10th December at Weavers Court, Halstead 9.00am – 2.00pm
- Wednesday 15th December, George Yard, Braintree 9.00am – 4.00pm
Finally, RiverCare, a partnership project between Anglian Water (the project funder), Keep Britain Tidy and the Environment Agency has informed us about two of their local groups which are working to improve the condition of local rivers in the Braintree area. Tap into Savings is keen to make the connection between the water that we all use and local streams and rivers, so we are very pleased to be able to promote RiverCare.
Meanwhile, our own EcoTeams continue, with six being set up so far and more in the pipeline.