What have we done so far?

Walberton Parish Council recognises the need to adapt and has already taken the following steps to recognise Climate Change and to reduce carbon emissions.

Pavilion

  • New efficient low energy heaters
  • Improved loft insulation
  • Double glazing throughout
  • Warm lined curtains
  • All hirers are asked to take their recycling home

Communications

  • Electronic rather than paper where possible – both internal and external communications such as the email newsletter
  • Utilising recycled paper as appropriate
  • Hand delivery of Neighbourhood News

Trees

  • Initialising and supporting the Jubilee Wood and Community Orchard
  • Protecting our “green” assets

Power and Renewable energy

  • Supported the solar farm development in the southern part of our Parish.
  • Installed solar lights by Walberton play area footpath
  • Changed our 39 street lamps’ bulbs to more efficient lower energy.

Planning

  • Negotiated for 11 acres of Walberton Parish Council Public Open Space on the Fontwell Meadows development. Including allotments and a community orchard.
  • Objecting to planning applications which involve the substantial removal of trees and hedgerows.

Litter and recycling

  • Organised a litter picking day with the help of equipment from Arun DC – to be repeated.
  • Advertising recycling opportunities in our newsletters including 2 drop off points for crisp packets.

Transport

  • Supported the Walberton to Barnham cycle path and allocated land at The Green to facilitate this.
  • Investigating the possibility of a cycle path between Walberton and Fontwell and secured £180,000 of S106 funding towards this.
  • Working with other local parish councils on looking at ways of improving bus services.