meets 8pm at Welwyn Civic Centre AL6 9ER

President: Rev. T.W.Gladwin; Secretary: Janet Adderley; Treasurer: Richard Darby 01438 817618

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, 25th May at Welwyn Civic Centre.

 A County Councillor’s perspective on Hertfordshire County Council’s ‘Green Agenda’


Cllr Sandy Walkington is a Welwyn resident and has been the St Albans Liberal Democrat member of Hertfordshire County Council since 2013.  He has always taken a close interest in the green agenda which is ever more pertinent as the scale of the climate emergency challenge becomes starkly apparent.


I have always found it quite difficult to know exactly what HCC does on this subject so am particularly delighted that Sandy is bringing with him two of the officers from the Sustainability Department: Julie Greaves and Tanya Pascual.


Julie is the Head of Sustainability and leads on all matters relating to the implementation of the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy and Action Plan – delivering the County Council’s ambitions relating to climate change and sustainability. She chairs the LGA Climate Action Group and the Hertfordshire Sustainability Officer Group whilst Tanya is the Community Engagement Programme Manager and is responsible for taking Sustainable Hertfordshire strategy and COP26 actions out into the community with a wide array of events and initiatives reaching to all areas and communities of the county.


And, of course, the Natural History of our County is being massively influenced by Climate Change …. or is it? And is one part of it being more influenced than another? For instance, what effect is it having on the Mimram and the other water bodies in our area? It looks as though we are in for a fascinating evening and I am sure there will be many questions asked of our speakers.


2022/3 Programme


Feb 23    Joint with Herts Natural History Society                 Dr. Haydon Bailey

                   2021 GERALD SALISBURY MEMORIAL LECTURE                    

Mar 23   Trees and Birds                                                                 Kate Bretherton

Apr 27  Harvest Mice                                                                      Peter Oakenfull

May 25   HCC and Environment Activities                      Cllr Sandy Walkington

June 22  Reptiles and Amphibians of Hertfordshire                            Dave Willis

Sept 28  ANTS! - World Rulers in Waiting                                              Bob Reed

Oct 26  River Beane Restoration                                                     Lauren Naishe Nov 26  Joint with Herts Natural History Society                              Speaker tba


Dec 14  Light-hearted Quiz  and Christmas gathering


Jan 25  AGM and members' evening: Photos, exhibits and short talks welcome

Feb 22  Get to know Bees - solitary and bumblebees                           Josh Wells


Subscriptions: £15pa; visitors £4per meeting; children free





3rd Sunday of month; Mardley Heath Friends

Meet at car park 10am, Sue Stephens 01438 814557

4th Sunday of month; Tewinbury SSSI

Meet HMWT car park on farm drive 9.30am

Contact Robin Cole 01438813403.

3rd Thursday of month; Friends of Danesbury LNR

Meet at the Fernery field, Welwyn AL6 9RD

Contact John Roper 07910 311589


Contact Claudia Harflett 07754145029


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