Who are we and what are our aims?
GreenSnape community group formed in spring 2017 in response to Snape Maltings’ plans to build a car park on Snape Marshes. Our aim is to protect and enhance the environment and amenities in and around Snape for the benefit of residents, visitors and wildlife.
We work with our Parish, District and County Councils, Snape School, villagers, other volunteer groups, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, RSPB and other landowners. We are committed to opposing any plans or actions that we feel would damage or be detrimental to our local environment.
We'd like to involve as many fellow residents as possible in our activities and would love your ideas about what you would like to see happen in our village.
We've certainly hit the ground running! Our first project was with Snape School in autumn 2017 when the children helped to plant daffodil and crocus bulbs along the verges in Church Road. Great for the childrens' outdoor learning and a lot of fun!
Our current project is Snape Village Green - the area around the village sign - which has become neglected over the years. We've received funding to install two oak benches, provide oak seating around the sign, replace and relocate the rubbish bin and install an oak information board. We are also planting wildflower plugs, once again with Snape School. Many thanks to Suffolk Secrets AONB fund, Snape Parish Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waitrose for the generous grants. We were also very touched to receive a kind donation from Snape Carolsingers. There will be an Open Day in summer 2018 to showcase the new village green!
In January this year we gathered together over 40 adults and children to renovate Snape School garden. The churchyard team came to help and we had lots of volunteers from the village including parents and schoolchildren. The garden is now ready for the children to plant vegetables, flowers and fruit which they will be able to eat from the school kitchen.
We've run two work parties on Snape Marshes for Suffolk Wildlife Trust and arranged a 'Meet the Sheep' afternoon with the National Trust shepherd. The rare breed sheep graze on Snape Warren - we learnt all about conservation grazing, and Kite the sheepdog showed off his superb herding skills! They will go back to their summer home on Orford Ness later this year.
Our future plans include organising wildlife walks and working to improve those pieces of land owned by the village which could be made more attractive for people and wildlife.
Proposed wind farm substations:
Key Addresses of where to send objection letters to the proposed offshore wind farm substations that could be built in East Suffolk
Scottish Power Renewables EA2 & EA1N
John Pitchford BA(Hons) DipTP DMS MRTPI
Head of Planning
Suffolk County Council
8 Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2BX
Head of Planning Services
Suffolk Coastal District Council
East Suffolk House
Woodbridge IP12 1RT
Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy :
email@example.com (attention of Greg Clark & Claire Perry)
The Planning Inspectorate :
|Include the Planning Inspectorate PINS references at the top of your letter/email:
EA1N / EA2 Substations PINS Ref: EN010077 + EN010078
|Objections Letter template:
Scottish Power Renewables EA2 & EA1N
Peterborough PE1 1J
OBJECTION TO BUILD EA1N / EA2 Substations PINS Ref: EN010077 + EN010078
As a resident affected I am expressing my objections to Scottish Power Renewables’ onshore development proposals for East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two. These proposals are unacceptable. They would overwhelm rural communities, damage the character and appearance of our landscape irreversibly, and have significant adverse impacts on the local economy and natural environment. My objections include but are not limited to the following.
cc John Pitchford, Suffolk CC : firstname.lastname@example.org
Naomi Goold SCDC : Naomi.email@example.com
Dr Therese Coffey MP : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy : email@example.com (attention of Greg Clark & Claire Perry)
How can I get involved?
If GreenSnape sounds like something you would like to get involved in, then please contact one of our joint secretaries Victoria Hambley firstname.lastname@example.org or Lesley Walduck email@example.com. Or talk to any of our other committee members – Teresa Cook, John Hambley, Graeme Murray, Maria Norman, Derek Walduck or Dave Norman.
GreenSnape February 2019
Sixteen GreenSnape volunteers spent an energetic and rewarding afternoon in late February at Snape School, getting the veg garden ready for the coming growing season. We started off with a charming tour of the wilder area of the school grounds, led by two of the pupils. They were clearly very proud of their school and […]
Green Snape will be undertaking a project to encourage more Swifts to nest in the village, if you’d like to help with this project and assist these beautiful birds ,Derek Walduck has written the attached article. Swift project Feb 19
Here is the latest Green Snape News letter GS news January 2019
At this time of year it’s always good to look back and reflect on all the positives of the past year and what has been achieved. This list of what has been achieved by GreenSnape for the wider good our our village and our environment as a whole deserves to be celebrated, a fantastic job […]
A good time was had by all On October 30th we had a lovely evening social event, along with our AGM, at the village hall. It was a very relaxed affair and we all enjoyed the food provided by the committee, helped down by a glass or two of wine or elderflower punch. With GreenSnape […]