Councillors visit Sussex Green Living Climate Hub

Sussex Green Living Climate Hub in Horsham played host to Horsham District Council Cabinet Members last weekend (29 January) when Cllr Toni Bradnum, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste and Cllr James Wright, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Rural Affairs dropped in to see all the great work they are doing to tackle climate change across the Horsham District.

The Sussex Green Living Climate Hub is a one-stop shop for all visitors, young and old looking to reduce their climate impact. Located at the United Reformed Church in Springfield Road, Horsham,the Hub houses the Climate Audit Kiosk, the Horsham Community Fridge, the Eco-Re-fill Station, the Repair Cafe and much more. It provides an inspiring start to any visitor’s journey into the climate crisis and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste Cllr Toni Bradnum commented:

Thanks to all the volunteers who give their time at the Climate Hub, particularly the Horsham Wombles who help sort plastic recycling which is dropped off at one of the 17 locations across the District in addition to the Council’s normal recycling collection service.

We have one of the best recycling rates in West Sussex and we are all on a journey to reduce our impact on the planet. It’s great to have a resource like the Climate Hub where we can engage and learn. It was a pleasure to meet Rosalind Peters and watch her excellent sewing skills repairing a much loved evening dress so that it can be worn again for years to come.

Cllr James Wright, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Rural Affairs added:

It was inspiring to meet the volunteers who work tirelessly to help make Horsham a more sustainable place.

The Council supported Sussex Green Living with funding from its Community Climate Fund in 2021 and applications are open now for the first round of the grant for 2022.

We’re looking to support projects that help our communities reduce their carbon emissions, as well as the resources they use, such as energy and water, and reduce their waste.

Sussex Green Living who benefited from a £5,000 grant in 2021 for their Eco Float, a mobile version of their Climate Hub, will be back at the United Reformed Church at the end of February and the Eco-Float will be touring villages and events across the District this summer.

For full details on the Community Climate Fund and how to apply for the next round of funding, visit our Community Climate Fund webpage.

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