Sustainable Sawbridgeworth update
Having launched with its new dedicated noticeboard at Gravelle’s Budgens supermarket in Sawbridgeworth in June, the Sustainable Sawbridgeworth group is determined to promote national campaigns covering a range of sustainability issues as well as local initiatives including Plastic Free Sawbridgeworth, the Brownies’ Refill Scheme and Tidy Up Sawbridgeworth which runs regular litter picking events.
Corinne Lewis, who set up Tidy Up Sawbridgeworth and the new Sawbo Fix-it Cafe says: “It makes sense to bring these initiatives together under the Sustainable Sawbridgeworth banner. Each is focused on a different element of sustainability but together the message is the same – how we can all live in a way that is less wasteful and is kinder to our environment.”
The group is already working with several businesses in the town on the Refill Scheme and is keen to hear from others that would like to be involved and that might have suggestions for different initiatives.
The group is also keen to work with local councils. David Royle, another founding member and a town councillor says, “We are already working closely with Sawbridgeworth Town Council following its Eco-Audit, and are reaching out to both District and County Councils where we can.”
Annelise Furnace, Mayor of Sawbridgeworth, says: “This is a super initiative for the town and the support from residents and businesses has been fantastic. It is more important than ever to exchange ideas on how we can live more sustainably and reduce single-use plastics in our daily lives.”