Who Are We
Greener Ugborough Parish is a new sustainability group to collate ideas and encourage and support action towards making the wider community of Ugborough, Bittaford and the smaller hamlets in the Parish more sustainable.
A community where it's easy to live sustainably*
News and Events Coming Up:
Our next G-UP Wildlife and Biodiversity working group meeting is on Wednesday 31st March at 8pm (Zoom details to be emailed nearer the time) - all welcome!
At the last meeting a variety of actions were put into action including litter picking, hedge and verge habitats, wild flower planting and the best ways to record wildlife sightings in and around the Parish. Please get in touch if you would like to join our informal zoom meetings and get involved.
We’d like G-UP members to form ACTION GROUPS around areas of interest or projects that will have a positive impact and meet our G-UP aims, whilst being achievable. We have a long and rich list of project ideas generated by us all over recent months to consider!
Please let us know which of these ACTION GROUPS you’d like to get involved in:
Wildlife and Biodiversity
We’ve secured trees from the Woodland Trust ready for next planting season and are looking for more suitable land to plant on in the Parish!
Waste reduction and recycling
We are exploring ways to form a ‘repair and share’ network locally and how to best support local shopping and independent businesses.
A reminder of G-Up recycling initiatives: there will be a crisp packet amnesty collection day at Hillhead Farm when circumstances allow. Please save your packets at home until then. The easiest way to keep them neat is to make a stack of 10 packets, fold it in half and stuff it in another pack. Repeat with 10 more packets to make a ‘brick’ containing 20 packets. Collecting crisp packets has a really positive impact, as it saves waste from the incinerator and earns money for green initiatives in Ugborough Primary School. There are collection points for dental product recycling at front gate, Virginia Lodge, Park Cottages, Ugborough and front garden, 7 Bittaford Terrace, Bittaford. You can drop off electric toothbrush heads and covers, electric flosser nozzles, flossing sticks and inter-dental brushes, and dental floss containers. Nothing else please! Meanwhile, Stamps which are being collected for the RNIB can go through the letterbox of Willow Cottage, 12 Lutterburn Street. Many thanks to the volunteers who are hosting these boxes. Please use them and make it worth their while.
Transport, Energy and Renewables
We are investigating the potential of Community solar panels and possible local footpath improvements to aid transport links.
We look forward to hearing from you, whether you are mildly curious to know more or raring to get started on your own green project. We would also like to hear from you if you have land for tree planting in the Parish. We have the trees coming via The Woodland Trust!
*meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs
During lockdown we have had time to enjoy the beautiful world around us. The plants and animals have made the most of the peace and quiet.