Local groups

Climate and sustainability groups

Bishop’s Stortford Climate Group – that’s us!

Sustainable Sawbridgeworth
Umbrella organisation for local environmental and sustainable initiatives. Aims to liaise with business and community groups and council and provide recycling info.

Sustainable Stansted
A group of volunteers working together to help Stansted become sustainable. Looking to encourage local residents to help improve the quality of the environment and reduce energy usage and bills as well as their carbon output.

Saffron Walden Climate Change Hub
Facebook page for people in and around Saffron Walden to share news, ideas and local Eco events and take action locally together.

Buntingford Action on Climate Change and Sustainibility
Group that works to create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment.

Sustainable Hertford Heath
Group of volunteers aiming to raise awareness of the world’s limited resources and help reduce the community’s collective carbon footprint through sustainable choices in energy, transport, food and waste.

Extinction Rebellion East Herts
Decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement using non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

Stansted Airport Watch
Keeping an watch on unsustainable airport development

Biodiversity, conservation and countryside

Birchanger Wood Trust
Conservation and coppicing work in an ancient wood on the north side of Bishop’s Stortford.

Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association
Protecting and promoting the local public Rights of Way network in and around Bishop’s Stortford

Friends of Castle Park
Volunteers working in Castle Park, Bishop’s Stortford, to enhance the biodiversity and promoting local involvement in accessing the history of the park and heritage activities.

Friends of Pishiobury Park
Conservation and maintenance tasks in the park with the help of the Countryside Management Service, as well as running free events and activities.

Friends of Southern Country Park
Volunteers who carry out conservation work in their local park in Bishop’s Stortford, working in partnership with East Herts Council and supported by Countryside Management Service.

Friends of the Rib & Quin
A community based organisation dedicated to improving the plight of our local chalk streams

Harlow Conservation Volunteers
Working for nature conservation in and around Harlow, improving the environment for wildlife, nature conservation, and recreation and for public access to the countryside.

Hatfield Forest volunteers
Traditional forest management and coppicing. Volunteers meet on alternate Saturdays during the winter season. Anyone interested in joining can call the estate office on 01279 870678 or email hatfieldforest@nationaltrust.org.uk

RSPB Stort Valley Local Group
Indoor talks, visits to nature reserves, walks, enjoying birds and nature

Save our Stort
Clearing litter from the River Stort

Sawbridgeworth Swifts
Facebook group for volunteers installing nest boxes for swifts in the Sawbridgeworth and Bishop’s Stortford area.

Stort Valley Nature Group
Recording and studying all aspects of the natural world on a wide radius of Bishop’s Stortford, including the River Stort Valley and Hatfield Forest

Tidy Up Bishop’s Stortford
Clearing up litter to make Bishop’s Stortford a tidier place

Flitch Way Action Group
Working to provide a continuous multi-user off road path from Bishop’s Stortford to Rayne for the benefit of walkers, cyclists and horse riders

Allotments and orchards

Bishop’s Stortford Allotments and Gardens Association
A local community organisation for anyone who enjoys gardening

Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard
Working to protect, preserve and maintain the remaining Rivers Nursery site located near Sawbridgeworth