Wealden Green Party

For Strong, Connected Communities

 

New date: Gardening for the Planet event - 26th March 2022

We are delighted to announce the date of our postponed Gardening for the Planet event - 26th March 2022. Join us in Uckfield for an afternoon of learning, culture and engagement with the natural world - a chance for Wealden residents to discover and share practical steps we can all take to protect biodiversity in our own gardens and in local green spaces. Our speakers include:

Prof. Dave Goulson of Sussex University
Author of Silent Earth: Averting the insect apocalypse and The Garden Jungle: Gardening to save the Planet

Tom Forward
Ecologist & Wildlife Guide for Ashdown Forest and Knepp Wildland will talk on the potential of wildlife corridors

Keith Obbard
Green Party District Councillor for Withyham and a member of the High Weald Bee Keepers' Association

Break-out sessions:

  • No-dig gardening
  • Creating wildflower verges
  • Creating wildlife ponds
  • Better composting
  • Caring for woodland
  • Benefits of dead-hedging

The event is free, please register to guarantee your place.

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday 26th March 2022
3:00pm to 6:00pm
The Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre,
Uckfield, TN22 1AE
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Our Councillors

Georgia Taylor

represents
Forest Row & Groombridge
on the
East Sussex County Council
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Keith Obbard

represents
Withyham
on the
Wealden District Council
✉️ Contact Keith

Patricia Vanegas-Patterson

represents
Forest Row
on the
Wealden District Council
✉️ Contact Patricia

Rachel Millward

represents
Hartfield
on the
Wealden District Council

Colin Stocks

represents
Jarvis Brook
on the
Crowborough Town Council
✉️ Contact Colin

Our Priorities For Wealden

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 Protecting Wealden’s natural environment

Wealden’s forests, rivers, coast and farmland are its crown jewels and we must act as good custodians to look after it for now and for future generations.

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Sustainable transport and safer roads

Develop an integrated approach to road planning, public transport and active travel that encourages people to exercise and reduces the impact of cars and other road traffic.

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Joined-up planning and housing policies

Need not greed: Wealden faces a crisis of affordability, not a shortage of housing, we can protect Wealden’s countryside and communities while providing equitable housing.

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Building a sustainable ‘wellbeing economy'

We can’t carry on with “business as usual”. It's time to stop focusing on unsustainable endless growth, and instead prioritise wellbeing, jobs, and reducing carbon emissions & resource use.

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