2017: Year of the Environment

2017 is Broxbourne’s Year of the Environment. Over the course of the year, we’ll be promoting the Borough as a great place to live and visit. We’ll be engaging with the public and business community in celebrating, maintaining and improving the local environment, including the built environment. As part of this, we’ll also be highlighting the importance of the quality of architecture and design, and encouraging more eco-friendly developments, features and practices.
To mark the start of the Year of the Environment, the (then) Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Martin Greensmyth, planted a bee-friendly ‘Whitebeam’ tree in Cedars Park on 6 January.
For the rest of the year we’ll be celebrating all aspects of the natural and built environment, including the Borough’s beautiful parks and open spaces, promoting environmentally friendly lifestyles and organising initiatives centred around six themes:
ThemeWhat it means
RecycleEncouraging residents to waste less and recycle more
CleanKeeping Broxbourne clean and encouraging residents to get involved in volunteering schemes such as adopt-a-street
GrowEncouraging residents to grow fruit and vegetables in their own homes, gardens and allotment site
NatureEncouraging residents to make use of the beautiful parks and open spaces in the Borough and encouraging wildlife and biodiversity
Air Encouraging residents to walk and cycle rather than drive to reduce pollution and benefit their health and wellbeing
SaveEncouraging residents to save water and energy

The theme for November and December is 'Save'

What we have done so far