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Links to other local initiatives


A Betchworth initiative, formed to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a greener, more bio-diverse and sustainable local environment.  Opportunities to engage in Re-Betchworth events are listed on the Event Calendar. To learn more about Re-Betchworth visit the Re-Betchworth website.

Re-Betchworth has set up a Biodiversity Park Facilitation Team (BPFT) to gather initial ideas and consider the potential values and benefits that a Biodiversity Park could deliver across a geographical area that Re-Betchworth proposes should extend beyond Betchworth to also include the parishes of Brockham and Buckland and the unparished community of Boxhill.

Buckland Parish Council has accepted an invitation to nominate a parish councillor to sit alongside representatives from other stakeholders on an as yet to be convened Steering Group* to review such proposals as the BPFT develop over the coming year, consistent with its commitment to “take an interest in any future initiatives our neighbouring parishes and statutory councils might be championing with a biodiversity theme“.

Buckland Parish Council has not yet formed a view about this initiative as it feels it has yet to fully understand what the benefit to our community might be, over and above what is already being implemented by Buckland Estate, Buckland Parish Council, and the community as a whole.

* Proposed Steering Group Members: The Surrey Nature Partnership, Betchworth Estate, Buckland Estate, Surrey County Council, Surrey Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Surrey Hills Society, Mole Valley District Council, Brockham Parish Council, Betchworth Parish Council, Buckland Parish Council, Boxhill Neighbourhood Council, Friends of Boxhill, Buglife.

Brockham Village Environmental Working Group

Visit the Brockham village website section dedicated to “Caring for our environment” to learn about initiatives and actions being taken by its residents.

Dorking Climate Emergency

A network of enthusiast and knowledgeable people who want to make change happen and have adopted the following goals:

Visit Dorking Climate Emergency to learn more.

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC)

MVDC declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and pledged to make their operations carbon neutral by 2030. Visit the “Environment and Sustainability” section of the MVDC website to learn more.

Surrey County Council (SCC)

SCC declared a climate emergency that includes a 2050 target date for the county becoming carbon neutral. Read more about SCC’s Climate Change Strategy.