The Environment Group has now been running for three years on the first Wednesday
in the month, 10am until noon. We meet in the comfortable meeting room in the Methodist
Church in Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath.
The group began with monthly talks from outside bodies, usually local to the area,
followed by questions. Talks were usually based around an environmental theme such
as recycling of resources, or environmental concerns, such as fracking and climate
More recently the group has become more self-sufficient with presentations by four
members of the group this year along with more talks by outside speakers. We have
also now begun to visit other establishments with stimulating excursions to a nature
reserve, a vineyard and this summer the local Recycling Centre at Ford.
The group has evolved into a stronger, friendly group over the three years. If you
are interested in joining us you are assured of a warm welcome and thought-provoking
DETAILS OF SPEAKERS FROM JULY 2019 TO JULY 2020.
5th July Visit to Ford Recycling Centre (full)
4th September Chris Drewery. Water pollution follow up.
2nd October Organic farming; on-site visit. Dan Burdett, Cockhaise Farm
6th November RSPCA Assured. A talk by Xenia about the RSPCA Welfare food labelling
4th December Alan Aylward. Woodland Trust.
15th January Ted Video Talk, 20 mins on ‘Reducing your Personal Carbon Footprint’
followed by discussion groups
to generate ideas on personal carbon reduction.
5th February Luke Hughes. UK Power Networks
4th March Chris Marshall Biodynamic organic farming and sustainable farming practice.
1st April Southdowns National Park Details to follow.
6th May Group Outing
3rd June. SE Water
1st July. Sustainability in the Fashion Industry. Katie Jones (Ken’s daughter) who
is a knitwear specialist working in London.