Green Issues 2009 - The Response
people of Hethersett have spoken out on green issues.
to a village survey have highlighted how individual homeowners have been
reducing their carbon footprint and also provided a wish list of how local
people feel green issues can be taken forward.
2008, the Hethersett Green Village group, which works under the auspices of
the parish council, introduced a number of initiatives including the
distribution of free re-usable cloth bags, an information day and a plastic
bag free event for businesses.
parish council distributed “green surveys” with its December newsletter
and results are now being co-ordinated.
householders have taken a number of steps from introducing water butts to
fitting energy saving light bulbs. Many have cut down on car use in the
village, preferring to either walk or cycle. Others have started to take part
in car sharing.
residents feel that steps can be taken to further reduce the village’s
carbon footprint. These include cycle racks in the village, the extension of a
cycle path to Wymondham, encouraging children to walk to school wherever
possible, switching off certain areas of street lighting at midnight and even
the introduction of kerbside rubbish collections to save on fuel for
householders using the Ketteringham waste disposal depot.
is still time to respond to the survey as the council and green group are keen
to have as wide a cross section of views as possible. Special green village collecting boxes for responses have
been set-up in the library, the post office, Tescos and at the village hall.
Responses can also be e-mailed.