April Litter pick, and funding news

Dear All,

The footpath FP428 (going North from Ockley Road along Cobbler’s Brook) is looking much better. Thank you to those who helped, especially James and Richard for organising the last few months. It will be April soon, and we cannot easily clear any footpaths without disturbing nesting birds. So we’ll be doing something else…

On 1st April, next Saturday morning at 10am, we will be litter picking on the roads around the village. Please meet at the car park opposite the village hall, where I will have bags, litter pickers and high viz tabards for all of you. We’ll finish at midday, meeting back at the car park to return the equipment.

The village itself and local public footpaths are kept remarkably clean. But not the roads. Those that most need work are the Cranleigh Road, Horsham Lane, Shere Road and Ockley Road. If enough people turn up we could do Somersbury Lane too.

Please only litter pick along the busy roads if you feel confident to do so. If any children join us I suggest they do the rec and cemetery grounds.

We have just received some good news: as well as the regular contribution to our funds from the Parish Council, we have been awarded £400 from the Surrey Climate commission! We will use the extra money for outdoor First Aid training.

Richard Essex, Chairperson of the Surrey Climate Commission, said “Communities play a vital part in tackling the challenge of climate change. Through the small grant fund for sustainability, Surrey County Council and the Surrey Climate Commission are delighted to be helping groups across the county accelerate their excellent work for the environment.”

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday,

All the best,

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