Plans for Old River Lane will have a major impact on the town centre. We are objecting to the Supplementary Planning Document that will guide this because it does not require a low carbon design that would be consistent with the council’s own climate objectives.
You can read our objections in detail.
Please also submit your own responses by 5pm on 2nd August.
Sunday 21st August, 11:30am-1:30pm, River Stort
Grow Green Spaces
We’re gradually clearing the area behind the cinema to plant native shrubs and wildflowers. Come and join us to continue clearing the area in preparation for planting in the autumn. Bring a spade, fork, gloves and a drink. Some tools and lots of cake provided. More information
Tuesday 6th September, 8pm, Windhill Church Centre
Our next project planning meeting (note change of date to Wednesday)
Our latest newsletter – out now
Tell Hertfordshire County Council to prioritise walking and cycling
We want to see much faster progress in promoting walking and cycling in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth. There are lots of good ideas, and local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs), but it’s just not happening fast enough. We want to see these developments go further and faster.
Please sign our Change.org petition
We support the planning application for a solar farm at Wickham Hall. This would help decarbonise our electricity supply and could also provide significant biodiversity benefits. But we also recognise it’s a complicated issue. Read our thoughts on this in the Stortford Independent.
Thank-you to all those who attended our community orchard event in Northern Parkland on Sunday 8th May, 2pm. If you have any further comments or would like to get involved please let us know.
Grow Green Spaces
Grow Green Spaces Stortford aims to grow flowers, fruit, vegetables or herbs – whatever is appropriate – in unloved spaces in Stortford to increase biodiversity in the town; to make Stortford a greener, better place to live and to encourage community involvement in gardening to the benefit of all.
Tuesday 24th May
‘How to save energy ‘
How to save energy – for the climate and to reduce costs – by carbon reduction expert Chris Dunham.
Tuesday 22nd February
‘Where Does Our Waste Go?’
Duncan Jones from the Herts Waste Partnership explained how waste is managed and how our recycling schemes work