Stapleford Parish Council to host ‘Eco Social Evening’, 26th Nov: all welcome

Are you concerned about our changing climate and fragile ecosystems? Are you worried what sort of future your (grand)children will have? Do you wonder what you could do to make a difference? If so, please come along to Stapleford pavilion on 26th November, 6.30-9.00pm, to a social evening organised by the Parish Council.

In common with scores of other parish and town councils around the country, Stapleford Parish Council has recently declared a climate and ecological emergency. We may be small, but we can be a positive force for change within the community. As such, we have prepared a set of priorities for action which we intend to introduce over the next few months. Expect to see announcements about, for example, managing some of our green verges for nature, tree planting, creating a wildflower meadow at the north end of the new cemetery, litter picking, commissioning a ‘green report’ on the Jubilee Pavilion, and opportunities for community involvement. Our Eco Social Evening will help to get the ball rolling.

We will talk about what the declaration means in general and our verge rewilding plan in particular. However, most time will be given over to Ashley Arbon, a superb local ecologist who will talk about our chalk streams and aquifers, and flora and fauna, and to Cambridge Past, Present & Future to discuss its work on preserving and enhancing Wandlebury and the wider local greenbelt for future generations. There will be opportunities to ask questions, to air your views and, if you wish, to volunteer your involvement in future community projects.

If you would like to attend – either as an individual or as a local interest group – please confirm approximate numbers by emailing

By Cllr Michael Gatward