St Mary’s Church in Crosthwaite is working towards being an Eco Church and as part of this has identified a need to engage more with the local community.
We are two of three Churchwardens and are spearheading a drive to change hearts and minds of all residents to move further than we already do to become ‘greener’.
In July 2023 we invited local organisations in the village to look at ways in which we could work together on projects which might benefit both residents and the environment.
CLEAN is a product of this meeting which we plan to launch at a public meeting in September. Our objectives are outlined below. We want local people to get behind CLEAN and reap the benefits!
Ideas and suggestions brought to two recent Biodiversity Brainstorm events, organised by CLEAN, have resulted in a draft plan which seeks to bring together a range of activities which we might like to see and make happen in our area. There are a lot of ideas here and a small number of brave souls did step up to volunteer to help. These things do not happen without people power!
Through CLEAN it is hoped that small groups of people might get together to plan and deliver some of these activities, and each group would have a coordinator who might work with Pat Howarth and Steven Brierley to promote and disseminate information, events and activities to raise awareness and get other residents ( including families and children) involved.
Pat is asking you to find some time to read through this action plan- it is quite long! - and consider which of the ideas contained in this document you might like to help with - even in a small way. We need practical people, people with information and technological skills, people with useful contacts and people who think that halting the decline in biodiversity is something they would like to support by giving some time.
Please consider how you could contribute and then get back to Pat, preferably by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org), or text (07765010252) or in person. It is only when we get volunteers and people willing to take on some responsibility for taking action, that some of these ideas will happen.
When she gets this deluge of offers, a final Biodiversity Plan will be produced which we can all work to and get things moving..
Following on from the recent - and very positive-meeting at Crosthwaite School of Crosthwaite and Lyth Eco Action Network (CLEAN) we need to move forward on the Restoring Biodiversity agenda!
There is much that we can do locally in our gardens, in our community green spaces and in our surrounding environment to encourage wildlife, and manage our individual plots of land to support biodiversity. There are also opportunities for sharing produce, plants, tools, equipment which contribute to the ‘reduce waste and reuse’ agenda.
CLEAN is holding two Biodiversity Brainstorms at the Village Hall on Tuesday 17th October at 1.30pm and Monday 23rd October at 7.00 pm. Both meetings will follow the same format with the intention to share ideas of what we might do, how we might do it, how we communicate going forward and who might volunteer to get involved. Hopefully there will be something to spark your interest and enthusiasm!
All are invited to either of these brainstorm events!
Presentations, Advice, New Ideas and a Chance to talk to
Stall Holders about Eco Issues and Opportunities