18 December 2020
Firstly, I’d like to wish you all a warm and happy, merry Christmas.
I am very excited that we are applying for a £350,000 grant to pay for the first phase of our fantastic Climate Strategy. We should know the result early next year. More information about the plan can be found here.
Another exciting thing happening is that we will be introducing our own Local Community Lottery Fund in early summer. The funds raised will be divided across environment initiative groups and other positive good causes being run in Mole Valley. Ticket purchasers will be able to see where their money is going.
Tickets are only £1 and the player can either choose for their money to be put towards a council fund, or for it to go to one of the causes they will see on the list. If you are an environment group or good cause, please look out for how you can get on this list in the spring.
Just to remind you that, from 28 December 2020 to 8 January 2021, there will be no garden waste collection (that is only one collection). This is to make sure our recycling and refuse collections aren’t interrupted due to the season’s higher demand, workforce members being on holiday or sick or having to self-isolate.
As I said, I do hope you have a Merry Christmas and a much, much better 2021 to you all!
Claire, your Environment Cabinet Member for Mole Valley