Sawbridgeworth Flyer July2020

The Sawbridgeworth July Flyer ’20

Sustainable Sawbridgeworth

The newly created Sustainable Sawbridgeworth initiative was launched at Gravelle’s Budgens
supermarket in the town centre in June, having been offered a permanent space for a dedicated noticeboard at
the store.

Started by local residents, Sustainable Sawbridgeworth aims to promote improvements to the natural
environment and sustainable living practices through working with local businesses, councils, schools and
community groups. It will also provide residents with information on recycling and reuse opportunities, and the
avoidance of single-use plastics. The group says it is delighted to have the noticeboard to promote sustainability in the town and
neighbouring villages. It would like more people to join and make suggestions as to how Sawbridgeworth and the local
community can reduce, reuse and recycle on a daily basis.

Sustainable Sawbridgeworth will also act as an umbrella organisation for other local environmental and
sustainable living groups, including the Plastic Free Sawbridgeworth Facebook group, the Brownies’ Refill Scheme
and Tidy Up Sawbridgeworth which runs regular litter picking events. The group is affiliated with Surfers Against
Sewage and is working towards getting the town accredited as one of SAS’s Plastic Free Communities.
Plastic Free Sawbridgeworth’s Facebook page now has over 250 members, and the group had been
holding regular drop-in meetings at The Hailey Centre until the current Covid-19 crisis struck. A Sawbo Fix-it Cafe is planned for the town, where
residents will be able to bring items to be mended once social distancing rules
allow.

In addition the Refill Scheme, set up by the local Brownies is already in place with several businesses taking
part. Funding for the noticeboard has been provided by County Councillor Eric Buckmaster through his locality
budget.

Sustainable Sawbridgeworth
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/664281761043860
Plastic Free Sawbridgeworth
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/323482455214456
Sawbo Fix-it Café Facebook
page: www.facebook.com/groups/204610407508201