Message from Chairman of Parish Climate Committee

Published: 15 April 2021

Thoughts from Stephanie Osborne , the Chairman of the Parish Climate Emergency committee…. June 3rd 2021 
This week I am meeting with Janet a Ranger from Lepe Country Park who is keen to introduce Team Wilder to the Waterside. It is a community-spirited group that everyone can be a part of. It is about more people doing a small act for nature and wildlife. Every little counts, as they say.
We do not have a local active Team Wilder group, so we need like-minded people to join together to start making a positive change for nature. We can achieve so much more when we work as a team.
Bees, insects, butterflies, and hedgehogs to name but a few are all in need of our help, and a simple change in our methods of planting, pest control and fencing will provide this.
I will be posting things to do in the next few weeks that will hopefully inform you of ways in which you can help make a change.

Every action we take in everyday life needs new consideration. We are moving forward with “awareness” of the need for change and demanding better ways to make it possible. We ALL need to do our bit.

I am working with the Ranger, and together we are meeting local businesses, garden nurseries and with the Parish Chairperson Rebecca, New Chairman of Open Spaces. Our first project is for Hythe and Dibden Purlieu to feature on the B-Lines map (B-Lines | Buglife), by connecting our gardens and unused grey spaces and making them into wildlife highways filled with flowers, grasses, and places in which nature can thrive.

For further info email

Chairman: Climate Emergency committee
Rebecca Clark
Chair Open Spaces