Ewhurst LEAP started in 1999, growing out of Local Agenda 21, a local-government-led effort to improve environmental protection, economic prosperity and community well-being in the 21st century, within the sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992.
If Sustainable Development goals are to be achieved, the whole community has to be involved, including community groups, businesses and ethnic minorities. Wide involvement gives everyone the opportunity to participate, generating enthusiasm, talent and expertise.
One of our earliest successes was the piloting of a Ewhurst door-step recycling scheme, before persuading Waverley to add us to the Council recycling collections. More recently we started a ‘Recycling day’ – an annual swapping event on the Rec.
We successfully campaigned against the siting of a tip just South of Ellens Green.
In recent years we have worked on maintaining footpaths and the village pond, as well as litter-picking events around the village.