Environment Committee meeting January 2018

The Council’s Environment Committee met on 30 January with a wide ranging agenda to consider.  Draft minutes can be seen here

Highlights of the meeting include:

  • New signs for The Green are on order to discourage feeding the ducks with bread
  • The Committee heard about imminent plans to select an artist from applicants for Public Art schemes in the villages
  • The local Sustainability Group updated the Council on a few dates for upcoming events in the village:
  • Saturday 24th February 10:30am, St Andrews Centre, Sustainability Brunch.  A chance to discuss the film Demain and existing and potential sustainability ideas in the village. Bring food to share, drinks provided.

Contact Ruth: mould001@hotmail.co.uk

Sustainable H&I Social.   The first of regular (4-6 weekly) gatherings to discuss ideas, make friends and evolve projects to improve our environmental well-being and more. Just turn up, please bring a drink and some nibbles. All welcome

  • Dan Mace, a representative from HICOP (Community Orchard) attended and gave a Histon & Impington Community Orchard Project update on a very enjoyable Wassail, with singing and toasting of the trees.  The orchard looked magical, lit by candlelight and a brazier.

On Sunday 4th March, there’ll be a pruning workshop – a chance for people to practice and learn how to prune fruit trees.  Meet at the Orchard 10a.m.

  • Please bring your own secateurs
  • Pruning will be under Phil Scott’s guidance.  Phil is a real expert on orchard craft and is a mine of information.
  • There will be a shared lunch at the St Audrey’s Centre.  Bring something to share.
  • In the afternoon we’ll be pruning the trees at Impington Village College – if you have a pruning saw or loppers these would be useful as these trees are much bigger!
  • The cost is £10.

HICOP will also be holding a grafting workshop in the Spring, at which people can learn to create new apple trees using traditional orchard skills.  Participants can keep the tree they graft to grow on in their garden.

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