The Steyning 10:10 Climate Action Group is a local initiative aimed at making a start in cutting carbon emissions right here in Steyning. We’re running a ‘Greening Campaign’ to get the whole community thinking about what we can do – and taking action so that together we can make a real difference. It is aimed at everyone in Steyning, Bramber, Upper Beeding and the surrounding area.
River Adur clean up walk – Sat 14 Sept
Come and join us for a family walk with a difference on Saturday 14th September when we aim to pick up tidal debris from beside the River Adur and litter from alongside the Downs Link. Help us to clean up our beautiful countryside.
It is being organised as part of the campaign to make Steyning, Bramber and Beeding ‘Plastic Free’.
The circular walk is around 4 miles in total and will take approximately 2 hours, setting off at 10.30am from Kings Barn Farm. This is at the Steyning end of Kings Barn Lane, where it takes a right-angled turn just past Kings Stone Avenue. Walkers are encouraged to bring:-
- Water bottles
- Sun protection
- Stout footwear
- Old large bags in which to put rubbish
- Litter picking sticks if you have them
The walk offers up beautiful views of Truleigh Hill and Chanctonbury Ring. Dogs are welcome. However, although the walk is flat it is not suitable for wheelchairs, and walkers are reminded that there is at least one stile to negotiate, which they climb at their own risk!
Global Climate Strike – Steyning
You’ve no doubt heard about the wave of school climate strikes around the world, inspired by Swedish school student, Greta Thunberg. They are cranking up the pressure this month and calling on adults to join them on Friday 20th September. Thousands of people around the world will be taking part in the biggest Global Climate Change strike yet.
We want to show our support for our young people and have joined force with Steyning Woodcraft Folk to organise a march right here in Steyning. It’s happening after school finishes, so youngsters don’t have to miss classes.
We are congregating at the Star Inn at the end of the High Street in Steyning at 3.30pm to walk up to the Clock Tower in the centre of the town to add our voice to the demand for dramatic change to deal with the climate crisis facing us. It will be entirely peaceful, laid back, and friendly. But we might be making a bit of a noise!
In the words of Greta Thunberg, ‘our house is on fire’, climate change is real, it is now and we are already experiencing its effects. If we want a future for our planet we have to act now. We need your support. Young and old. Bring your banners.
Plastics Campaign kicks off
A new campaign is underway to make a serious dent in the use of plastics – especially single-use plastics – in Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding. We’re teaming up with Surfers Against Sewage for this and will be working over 2019 to become a ‘Plastic Free Community’. Our three Parish Councils are behind the idea, as is the local Business Chamber. We’ll also be working with schools, churches, local businesses and others. Take a look at the new section of the website for news of how you can get involved.
The launch of the campaign was at Steyning Farmers Market at 11.00am on Saturday 6th April. Here’s some photos of the event.
Horsham and West Sussex both agree to step up action on climate change
Our campaign to get local our local councils to declare a Climate Emergency has born fruit! Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council have both passed motions recently committing them to step up action on the climate, though stopping short of declaring a climate emergency.
There’s more details on the Climate Emergency page, including information on the South East Climate Alliance (SECA) – a brand new umbrella group we’ve helped form to coordinate efforts across the South East. Check out the new SECA website for latest information on the campaign: seclimatealliance.uk
Join us for Green Drinks
This is our regular get together to talk about matters green over a pint and a packet of crisps. It is the last Wednesday of most months. We have had some brilliant and inspiring speakers over the last few years. Doors open at 7.30pm, talks start at 8.00pm.
Check the Events page to find out the upcoming programme, and check details of the venue (note we are moving out of Steyning Cricket Club from October 2019 – new venue tbc).