In response to growing concerns about the impact of climate change and the loss of biodiversity, a group of villagers have launched three initiatives to help our village in tackling these critically important issues.
A meeting for villagers will be held on 9th March (8pm) to share and discuss ideas on how we can all be more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
In the meantime, for more information on what has already been done and is being planned under each initiative then please click the images below:
What we are trying achieve?
By engaging villagers in these initiatives we want to show that taking even small steps to respond to climate change and biodiversity loss we can make a positive difference to Nether Winchendon and the surrounding area.
It is hoped that the impact of these initiatives will deliver health and well-being benefits for the community as well as more energy efficient homes.
We also want our actions in Nether Winchendon to add pressure to our local council and national government to set goals and implement further carbon-cutting measures.
We are writing to our new MP and the new Buckinghamshire Unitary Authority to urge them to declare a climate emergency.
We are meeting with the Fete Committee to help them in delivering a carbon neutral fete in June. We are also hoping to host a stall at the event to promote the work of the three groups.
The PCC will be developing an Environmental Policy this Spring.
A lift-sharing WhatsApp group has been established to help villagers reduce the number of villager car journeys to and from Haddenham & Thame Parkway rail station. A WhatsApp group has also been created for journeys to the stores in surrounding towns.
We are exploring ideas for hosting an event for the village focused on knowledge and information sharing. Our plan will include bringing experts to come and speak to the village including people from the Bumblebee Trust, Waddesdon Estates and other villages who have made strides in reducing their carbon footprint. Our goal is also to engage the adults and children in the village to help us take action.