Carbon Zero + Litter Pick

Colin Hall has asked me to put the following message, from Lancaster City Council, on the Blog. Colin tells me that the Parish Council is fully in support of these initiatives. – John Keegan

” Lancaster City Council has declared a climate emergency and are implementing plans to be Carbon Zero by 2030.

To help achieve this, we have set an aspirational goal to plant 1 million trees.  We started planting in November and all our tree planting events have been very well attended and enjoyed by all. We are now making plans for next winter and would like your Parish Council to be involved.

I can arrange a convenient time with yourself to come and do a site visit with a Landscape Architect who will happily draw up a map along with a management plan. We will order the trees from Woodland Trust, who will donate 85% of the trees. We will then arrange, promote and supervise a volunteer day to plant the trees. We could even look into planting a tree for every child who lives in the Parish!

There will be a small cost to yourselves, that is 15% of the trees and mats.

The Great British Spring Clean – All year round we have equipment at the ready if you would like to carry out a litter pick and we will collect the rubbish at the end. I would like to bring to your attention the dates of the national GBSC, which starts on the 20th March through to the 13th April. Please let me know if you would like to carry out a litter pick in this time and we will help you to promote it through Social media and our mailing lists. We have litter pickers, hi-vis vests, gloves and bags at the ready. We may even have our mascot ‘Phil the Bin’ available.

If you would like to be part of either or both of these environmentally friendly initiatives, please get in touch. I am happy to come to your next Parish Council meeting if you can provide a date and time.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you,

Best wishes

Stefanie Gray – Development Officer
Directorate for Communities and the Environment
Lancaster City Council
Public Realm,