Our journey began in late 2020, initiated by Sue Crossley (leader) and Sophie Negus (secretary)
Initial public meeting on Zoom in January 2021 to introduce Phase 1:
112 households displayed their Greening Cards (a quarter of the village households) and the equivalent of 70 hot-air balloons of CO2 saved through their various carbon-saving pledges. A great start!
Sophie leaves area in February 2021 and Penny Mahon takes over as secretary in March.
Second online public meeting held in March 2021 to introduce Phase 2: Rewilding.
Lots of enthusiasm from community, church and school:
Third online public meeting held on May 12th 2021 to introduce Phase 2 Pillar 2 Retrofit.
About 40 attendees.
HGC becomes a Working Group of the Parish Council in November 2021 and receives a budget of £1000 for 2022-23. Monthly reports submitted.
HGC website goes live in December 2021 thanks to Nigel, committee member: www.hambledongreening.com
Phase 2 Health and Well-Being begins in early 2022:
Now thinking about Food and Food Waste as new focus for 2023 – awaiting next Greening pack.
This project has been funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.