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Volunteer Night and AGM 2024

We had a great turnout last Wednesday at the Volunteer Night and AGM. There was a real buzz of optimism and pride in the room at all we've managed to achieve together over the last year, and the exciting plans ahead. Each of the main volunteer teams spoke of some of...

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A Beginners Guide to Green Investment

If you want to use your savings to achieve something positive for the environment and society, what are the options and how do you go about it? It’s a complex topic so this page aims to provide you with a good place to start digging. It’s set out under the following main headings:

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Huddlestone Solar Farm Update

** NEWS UPDATE **  Plans for the solar farm now on hold Plans for the Huddlestone Farm solar scheme were approved by Horsham District Council in October 2022.  The vote was 11 in favour, 0 against, with 1 abstention.  That was a massive turnaround since a similar...

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White Bridge Update Oct 2023

Update on the White Bridge closureThe footbridge over the River Adur just north of Bramber Bridge was closed in late August, after a safety inspection by West Sussex County Council.  Known as the White Bridge, the bridge is a key connecting route for walkers, so...

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Solar Evening – A Summary

A Q&A discussion with a ‘panel of experts’ exploring latest options for solar panels & battery storage, along with the costs and benefits and practicalities at Steyning Athletic Club – 25 Sept 2023 Introduction (Geoff Barnard) This is the second time Greening...

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Weald to Waves

This bold plan for Sussex promises to deliver a nature corridor on a truly ambitious scale... But let’s do the bad news first; we are in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. This is not just something that is happening in the Amazon Forest, or about iconic creatures...

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Greening Steyning relies on volunteers so let's have a look at the awesome benefits our volunteers gain in return!

 First off, volunteering is a fantastic way to make a positive impact on your community. Whether you're assisting at a local food bank or...

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White Bridge Link Project Update

Will you make use of the new path? Designs are now well advanced for this exciting project - led by the Steyning & District Community Partnership - to create a new cycling and footpath connection between Steyning, Bamber and Upper Beeding. The relevant...

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Biodiversity in Action

Weed or wildflower? Whether you take pride in manicured lawns, or revel in the idea of ‘No Mow May’, how do you decide whether the small plant growing amongst the blades of grass is a weed or a wildflower? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, wildflowers are “any...

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The White Bridge Link

An exciting new project to link up Steyning, Bramber & Beeding Would you like your kids to cycle safely to school?  Is your bike getting rusty in the shed? Does the idea of getting a bit more active outdoors appeal?  And would you appreciate being able...

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Solar Together Scheme

Thinking of installing solar panels? Have you been thinking of installing PV panels or battery storage?  If so, the Solar Together Scheme is certainly worth a look.   It's a group buying scheme which puts together expressions of interest from hundreds of people and...

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2023 Climate Action Tracker results

The results of the 2023 Climate Action Tracker Survey are in, and they make encouraging reading.  They show that change is afoot and that a sizeable number of people are taking action to address both the climate crisis and the energy price crunch. It’s the second time...

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2022: The Year in Numbers

As we wind down for Xmas we thought we’d celebrate all we’ve achieved together in 2022 by sharing some of the headline numbers for the year.  We hope you agree it’s an impressive story!  And all thanks to the combined efforts of a whole army of volunteers...

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Simple energy saving steps

What can I do that won't cost a bomb? If you are looking to cut your carbon fooprint and save on energy bills there are loads of small steps you can take that cost little or nothing - simple steps and 'energy hacks' you can take to trim your energy use.  Top 10 tips...

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Articles & Resources

Volunteer Night and AGM 2024

We had a great turnout last Wednesday at the Volunteer Night and AGM. There was a real buzz of optimism and pride in the room at all we've managed to achieve together over the last year, and the exciting plans ahead. Each of the main volunteer teams spoke of some of...

read more

A Beginners Guide to Green Investment

If you want to use your savings to achieve something positive for the environment and society, what are the options and how do you go about it? It’s a complex topic so this page aims to provide you with a good place to start digging. It’s set out under the following main headings:

read more

The Benefits of Volunteering

Greening Steyning relies on volunteers so let's have a look at the awesome benefits our volunteers gain in return!

 First off, volunteering is a fantastic way to make a positive impact on your community. Whether you're assisting at a local food bank or...

read more

Biodiversity in Action

Weed or wildflower? Whether you take pride in manicured lawns, or revel in the idea of ‘No Mow May’, how do you decide whether the small plant growing amongst the blades of grass is a weed or a wildflower? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, wildflowers are “any...

read more

Simple energy saving steps

What can I do that won't cost a bomb? If you are looking to cut your carbon fooprint and save on energy bills there are loads of small steps you can take that cost little or nothing - simple steps and 'energy hacks' you can take to trim your energy use.  Top 10 tips...

read more

Grants for energy improvements

How can I get financial help? There are a range of grants available to help cover the costs of home energy improvements, and new schemes are being launched all the time. But it can be a bit of a puzzle navigating the eligibility criteria, deadlines and application...

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How do I? Some useful links

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ― Edmund Burke   find green books for me to read find green books for my kids to read find podcasts on green issues know where my recycling goes know where my black bag waste...

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Green Day

A huge success and a day to remember! The 2022 Steyning Festival kicked off with a spectacular green bang on 28 May.  Here's a summary of what went on.  For more photos from the day, check out the Green Day Facebook Album. It’s not often you come across a full-sized...

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Heat Pumps

An introduction to Heat Pumps There has been a lot of talk recently about heat pumps.  They are a key part of the UK strategy to find a low carbon solution to home heating.  The Government has announced that the installation of new gas boilers will be banned from...

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Green Homes Grant Scheme

What was it, and what went wrong? The Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme was designed to provide financial help towards making your home more energy efficient.  But it ran into trouble during the rollout phase and ended on 31 March 2021 with the majority of the...

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Where does my black bag waste go?

Once collected by Biffa from your green top bin it is taken to the Brookhurst Wood Mechanical and Biological Treatment facility north of Horsham to retrieve any value. Rubbish is delivered in the black bags to the facility where it is shredded and mechanically sorted...

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