Who are we and what are our aims?
GreenSnape is Snape's voluntary environment group. We work to protect and enhance the environment and amenities in and around our village for the benefit of residents, visitors and wildlife – and we aim to enjoy ourselves while we do it. If you are new to Snape, joining GreenSnape is an excellent way to meet people and to explore our beautiful local area.
Our activities range from planting flowers and shrubs to cleaning the village signs. We have regular social events, including a midsummer barbecue, and we organise private visits to interesting and beautiful places. We provide plenty of opportunities for healthy outdoor exercise, including work parties on Snape Marshes, at the school garden and elsewhere. We also help oppose developments that would damage our rural environment, currently including plans by Scottish Power and National Grid.
We work with our Parish, District and County Councils, Snape School, other volunteer groups, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, RSPB and local landowners. We have also recently taken over responsibility for the upkeep of Priory Wood, one of Snape's precious public spaces.
Membership costs a minimum of £3 a year, and we now have more than 100 members. If you would like to join, please contact either of our Secretaries.