Halesworth Greens

Halesworth Greens started two years ago as a small group of people wanting to make a difference, and since then have embraced a number of different activities to pursue. Besides our political arm (supporting our candidate Annette Dunning for the forthcoming County Council elections in May), these are focused on community activities within Halesworth and the surrounding towns and villages. Many people will know us from the recycling project TerraCycle Halesworth run in conjunction with Edgar Sewter School (currently on pause during coronavirus).

More recently, and working with Waveney Greens, we have launched a series of People's Forums about issues that affect us all; so far we have looked at the local parking issues; social isolation during Covid and rural Broadband provision. Held every month, future events will include Fly-tipping/rubbish and Flooding.

A "Plastic Free Halesworth" campaigning project recently embraced the issues around proposed artifical grass .

There is work in progress to look at areas throughout the town of Halesworth that might be suitable for "re-wilding", with the aim of creating a model that could be adopted by surrounding villages.

With the County elections coming up in May 2021, our candidate, Annette Dunning, keen to understand what the issues are for the parishes that surround Halesworth, will be conducting a series of online surgeries over the coming weeks (there will be information about how to attend on the Halesworth Greens FaceBook page).

We are a friendly group of people, pooling rich diverse skills, to make a positive difference to our local environment. We are keen to work in collaboration with others to achieve the most for our communities.

The Halesworth Team

Halesworth Greens are working towards a fair and sustainable society, through campaigning on Green Party issues and by getting Green candidates elected to both East Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council.

We are an active group in Halesworth, and part of the well established Waveney Green Party.

Current campaign projects include backing TerraCycle local collection events, examining rewilding opportunities in the area, improving the local cycling network, and starting a plastic-free Halesworth campaign.

You are welcome to join us come to our open meetings, or join one of our projects. To join our group please add your email at: halesworthgreens@gmail.com

Halesworth news

Halesworth Division Surgeries
Annette and her team have arranged a series of open Zoom surgeries during March and April to give residents the opportunity to meet her. She would like to know about and understand any ongoing issues in each community and would welcome the opportunity for you to get to know her too.

These meetings will take place on Saturdays
between 11.00am and 12.00noon.

If you wish to attend please send an email to halesworthgreens@gmail.com for the Zoom details.

6th March Wissett, Spexhall
13th March Wrentham, Frostenden, Uggeshall
20th March Holton, Blyford, Sotherton
27th March Brampton with Stoven, Westhall
3rd April Wangford with Henham

Should you miss a date please let us know and we will arrange for Annette, or one of her team to contact you directly.

Cycle Networks - Autumn 2020

Working with existing cycling projects in Halesworth, including the Neighbourhood Plan, and embracing the COVID-19 government incentive schemes, we aim to promote bicycling in and around Halesworth centre connecting up different cycling routes of the town, and integrating with existing cycle networks to surrounding villages. This is to encourage people to travel using non-car modes to access home, school, employment, services and facilities. Project led by Diane Green

Rewilding Suffolk

Halesworth residents are looking forward to the results of the re-wilding surveys currently being undertaken by the Town Council. This summer saw reduced mowing of verges around the town allowing wildflowers to grow. Cutting out the use of pesticides is also under consideration.

Press releases and news archive

Waveney GreenView Spring 2021
for Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and surrounding villages

Halesworth GreenView Winter 2020

Halesworth GreenView Autumn 2020

Halesworth GreenView Winter 2019

Halesworth GreenView Autumn 2019

For an impressive archive of all that the Greens have done since 2010. click here