LISTEN TO US ON THE RADIO - Hear our Co-Chair of the Martlesham Climate Action Group, Dave Green, share his experiences on air on Radio Felixstowe. https://www.robdunger.co.uk/blog/martlesham-climate-action-dave-green-shares-his-experiences-with-felixstowe-radio/

THE PARISH COUNCIL CLIMATE CALENDAR - The calendar shows how we can help make Martlesham a ‘Wildlife Friendly Village’. The Wildlife Friendly Community movement is growing in the UK, and as a Wildlife Friendly Village, we have signed up to creating or maintaining “A network of wild areas, maintained and created by residents, on both public & private land to the benefit of wildlife & people.” Martlesham has a huge head-start with this initiative, thanks to the existing woodlands, SSSI, AONB, Local Nature Reserve, active conservation groups (e.g., Martlesham Conservation Group and Portal Woods Conservation Group), and initiatives such as Martlesham in Bloom, the Wildflower project, the Community Orchard, and the continuing tree planting from our two Tree Wardens. We aim to bring these initiatives together in a broader approach to improving biodiversity across the parish, including encouraging the wilding of residents’ gardens to support and encourage wildlife, joining up with the Wildlife Friendly Community, Green Village, and WildEast initiatives, to promote planting and wilding to further improve opportunities for supporting biodiversity within public open spaces and private gardens.

COP26 CLIMATE SUMMIT   - We were featured on the BBC Regional News for our own Climate summit! The Martlesham Climate Action Summit on 25th September 2021, hosted by our Martlesham Climate Action  Group, offered a superb day of talks and stalls.  A number of excellent presentations were made by invited environmental specialists, and talks were given by local residents on the details and science behind their green energy initiatives. See the coverage at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-59118933

  The following are just a selection of photographs taken on the day of the Summit