Hethersett eco groups join forces

Two Hethersett environment groups have combined to further enhance the village's green message.

Two Hethersett environment groups have combined to further enhance the village's green message.

The Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT) and the parish council's green village committee have combined under the HEAT banner and will concentrate on improving the greenness of Hethersett in numerous ways.

These include overseeing the village open garden event which takes place on July 5, overseeing the Hethersett in Bloom event and organising litter picking, tree, shrub and bulb planting and the clearing of footpaths and village walks.

The group will also continue to educate people on energy efficiency, waste reduction and re-cycling and actively looking after nature and wildlife with the provision of bird, bat and hedgehog boxes. It will also be looking to enhance the churchyard, open spaces, village ponds and the parish pit.

The new chairman of the group is Dr Anne Edwards who replaces leading environmentalist George Beckford who died earlier in the year.

The next village litter pick will take place on June 3. Volunteers are welcome with equipment provided. The group will meet outside Hethersett King's Head at 6 pm and will be clearing lanes and footpaths south of the B1172.

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HEAT is also looking to recruit some younger members.