Carpets For The Queen
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council took a Climate Change Emergency Motion, which was unanimously agreed in 2019. One project based on the Neighbourhood Plan Policy NE4 (Project 1) has been developed with community involvement in mind.
As this is a Jubilee Year we thought we could start our wild flower journey throughout the town with CARPETS FOR THE QUEEN. The carpets will be positioned on areas of open grass land e.g., wide verges, corners of roads. A list of areas has been drawn up by the Council and landowners have been contacted for their agreement.
Town Councillors have been discussing this initiative with Community Groups and residents to establish that they are happy to own the project and take care of their own mini-meadow carpet.
The suggested size of the carpets is 2 metres x 1 metre (although these can be slightly larger if required) to be laid out on suitable land with grasses weeded out and wild flower seed scattered. The seed that is provided by the Council is from a reputable source.
We look forward to working with those interested in taking part in this environmental initiative that not only celebrates our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, but helps our wildlife too.
Please see the How-To Guide here.
Stratford Goes Wild WhatsApp Group
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council agreed a Climate Emergency Motion last year and set up a group to see what we could do to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance biodiversity of the town.
We are aware that there are many residents in the area that would like to grow wild flowers, and have environmental ideas. There are also community groups that may be a little more ambitious, but are unsure of where to start.
We therefore thought it would be helpful to set up a group, where people can share their ideas, experiences and offer advice. The group has been set up on WhatsApp and is called Stratford Goes Wild.
If you are interested in joining this group of people with shared interests and can chat, seek advice and share your ideas, plus benefit from others experience, please contact Councillor Cohl Warren-Howles at email@example.com.
Pledge For The Planet
Stratford Climate Action are launching Pledge For The Planet. This is a leaflet with advice as to how we can work together to make a difference.
Working with Escape Arts and supported by Stratford Friends of the Earth, the initiative will be displayed in the windows of Bell Court. The display will illustrate a number of pledges and ways to live sustainably.
Escape Arts will be working with Bell Court and local groups, businesses and schools to create a large scale community arts installation Plastic Planet within the High Street – Debenhams windows.
Part of the project will see involvement from local schools, with prizes for different age groups. The competition will include a number of environmental themes and encourage entries to be produced using recycled materials.
More information will be posted on this website when available.