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Food Waste - A global or local problem?

An event around food waste and anaerobic digestion it is taking place on 6th October at 7:30 at Black and Grey, Morpeth.


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Food Waste - A global or local problem?





Ashington Town Council looks forward to celebrating Great Big Green Week 24th September - 2nd October 2022

This September, people across the country will come together to take positive action with their communities; hosting events and activities to inspire others to step up for climate, nature and people, and call on decision makers to create a safer, greener future.

As part of Great Big Green Week, we will be hosting an event on Tuesday 27th September when we will take a pitch at the Ashington Market on Station Road. We will be joined by representatives from the NCC Climate Change Team, Groundwork NE & Cumbria, and Citizens Advice Northumberland.


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Ashington Town Council looks forward to celebrating Great Big Green Week 24th September - 2nd October 2022





Climate Change and Environment Committee Elect a Chair

The first Climate Change and Environment Committee Meeting took place on Wednesday 3rd August 2022, as per meeting protocol Cllr Jim Lang, Chair of the Climate Change Working Group, invited nominations for a Chair. 


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Climate Change and Environment Committee Elect a Chair





Northumberland County Council Free Trees

Northumberland County Council is giving residents, schools and community groups the opportunity to obtain a free tree or tree pack to plant on your land as part of our commitment to tackling climate change.


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Northumberland County Council Free Trees





Be Wildfire Aware This Summer

Wildfire risk remains high due to very dry vegetation.


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Be Wildfire Aware This Summer





Recycle This Summer With The Co-op

With summer in full swing, it can be tempting (and easy!) to buy single-use plastics. But there are ways we can make the most of summer without impacting the planet


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Recycle This Summer With The Co-op





Ashington In Bloom

Our Neighbourhood Services Team have been working hard to keep the flowers blooming during this unprecedented hot spell.


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Ashington In Bloom





Groundwork NE Green Doctors can help you take control of fuel bills

Groundwork NE & Cumbria have a flagship project which has just begun rolling out in Northumberland. Green Doctors offers an independent energy advice service. It has been running successfully in other parts of the North East, offering residents telephone support and home visits which includes installing practical energy saving measures in people’s homes, giving free debt support which reduces energy bills, and cutting energy emissions. The result is saving money and energy, and contributing towards carbon saving, net zero goal too. 


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Groundwork NE Green Doctors can help you take control of fuel bills





Sensational schools, shout about sustainable planting on Station Road

Behind the scenes, Ashington Town Council has been working with award winning, local garden designer and horticulturist, Sean Murray, to bring sustainable planting solutions to Station Road and the Gateways into the town.

As well as being the future, young people are the trailblazers when it comes to environmental responsibility, and the Council was keen for schools to be involved in this project. Pupils from Bishop’s Primary, Castle School and James Knott Primary have created ‘Work in Progress’ signs to inform of and celebrate the sustainable beds to come.

Sharon Parmley, the Council’s Senior Administration Officer, designed a brief that captured the imagination of school pupils and their commitment to the environment. We received bees and butterflies aplenty and some very positive messages about what people should do to look after Ashington.


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Ashington Town Council Agree New Climate Change and Environmental Committee

Following a meeting of the Full Council last night, Tuesday 28th June 2022, Ashington Town Council formally agreed the Climate Change and Environmental Committee.


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Ashington Town Council Agree New Climate Change and Environmental Committee





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