RIVER WHARFE UPDATE – we and other volunteer groups, Ilkley Clean River Group, Addingham Environment Group and Otley 2030 are working together to draw attention to problems of water pollution in the River Wharfe. We are raising £3,000 to carry out water testing along the Wharfe to find out if the river is fit for wildlife and people to paddle, play and swim in. Click Here to Read More and Donate.
The Boston Spa, Wetherby & Villages Green Group was set up with three objectives:
- To reduce our carbon emissions
- To increase biodiversity
- To reduce waste and increase recycling in our communities
Our aim is to help the environment in our local area but hopefully other areas can benefit from some of our ideas.
We have so far set up 5 community action groups to focus on specific areas, namely:
- Protecting and increasing Tree Cover
- Making Cycling safer
- Reducing Waste and increasing Recycling
- Creating Wildlife Corridors
- Reducing Food Waste
See tabs above for each group’s pages and blogs/news.
We also have two developing projects:
- Creating a clean river environment
- A community repair shop / café
Every week in Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages, we are getting new members joining us who would like to get involved in some aspect of protecting our local environment, reducing our carbon waste, increasing biodiversity or reducing waste. We are now up to 120 members and growing!
Next Group Meeting
If you share our desire to improve our local environment and do what we can personally and as a community to reduce our carbon footprint, please come along to our next open meeting, which are held bi-monthly in Boston Spa Methodist Church.
Unfortunately, in light of the worsening situation with Coronavirus, meetings are on Zoom and the next meeting is Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 7.30pm.
- Let It Grow; Reduce the MowLeaving your grass to grow or setting aside at least a patch of your…
- RagwortI keep seeing ragwort being pulled up by people who may not fully understand…
- New Cycle PathNearly finished cycling path created by Sustrans from bridge at Newton Kyme to Thorpe…
- Go paperless, save treesDid you know, it takes over 100 trees to make the paper and envelopes…
- The Importance of Leaving DeadwoodI am dead woodAnd I am dead goodFor a truly healthy forest or wood…
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To contact a Green Group sub-group, please contact them on their respective pages (see links at the top of this page).
Please Contact the Webmaster if about this site or you are a group leader and need help.