Local election article in the Stortford Independent

Responses from our questions to local election candidates are covered in the Indie this week. Read the article here.

Local elections

Our congratulations to all those who were elected for East Herts and Bishop’s Stortford councils. We asked candidates for their support in addressing the climate and biodiversity crises and appreciate the commitments that have been made.

Updated 27th April with the responses: Read more here

Old River Lane development

We are objecting to the demolition application for Charringtons House and the United Reform Church Hall because demolition and re-building will waste far more carbon than just refurbishing the existing buildings. The biodiversity impacts, particularly on bats and swifts, have also not need assessed.

Read more here

What’s on

Tuesday 6th June, 8pm, Windhill Church Centre

Our next project planning meeting. Everyone is welcome to join.

Thursday 8th June, 7pm-9pm, Bishop’s Stortford

Climate Cafe

A safe and welcoming space where people can explore their feelings around climate change and connect on this most urgent of issues. More information

Contact Joe on for the venue details.

Sunday 18th June, 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

Saturday 22nd July, Sawbridgeworth

Repair cafe

Broken toys, electrical, computers, sewing, bicycles or household items? Wish you could fix them to avoid landfill? The volunteers at the repair cafe can help. More information

Join us on social media

For regular updates about the group see our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We also have an active discussion group on climate change an biodiversity issues. Please request to join.


Tuesday 24th May
How to save energy

How to save energy – for the climate and to reduce costs – by carbon reduction expert Chris Dunham.

Download presentation slides

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

Download presentation slides


Our next group meeting is on Tuesday 6th June, 8pm, at the Windhill Church Centre, Bishop’s Stortford. We will review progress on our orchard and cycling projects and plans for working with recently elected councillors. Everyone welcome to join. See MoreSee Less
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On Sunday 30th April Cycle Stortford are hosting a cycle meet at Sworders Field, 10-12ish. Please join us with your bike (whatever it is) even if for a short time. There will be an opportunity to meet fellow local cyclists, cycle once around the town and then cycle one or all of our three proposed priority cycle routes.It would be helpful if you can let us know if you are coming so that we can estimate numbers. Facebook @cyclestortford See MoreSee Less
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Our next group meeting is on Tuesday 2nd May, 8pm, at the Windhill Church Centre, Bishop’s Stortford. We will review progress on our projects and feedback on our questions to local election candidates. Everyone welcome to join. See MoreSee Less
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Is anyone here interested in helping to start a Repair Cafe in Bishop’s Stortford? There’s one in Sawbridgeworth, but we think there is also a need for one in Stortford. The climate group can help with organsation, insurance, publicity etc. but we need someone to lead the activity and take it forwards. Anyone interested? See MoreSee Less
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