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Priston Action Group for the Environment

Finger post sign project
Finger-post project 2019

What is PAGE?

Our aspirations

We all appreciate our lovely surroundings but are aware of our negative impact on the environment. We are keen to do what we can to reduce our impact and believe that we can make a difference by working together as a community to:

  • reduce waste
  • save energy and other resources

Strength through numbers

We do NOT want to be just a debating group; we want to make things happen.

If you want to save money and join our bulk oil-buying group then contact Vicky Pai at pristonoilgroup@gmail.com.

We organise regular litter-picking/ditch-clearing sessions around the village - if you want to help, contact us or just consult the Calendar for dates and turn up.

We have worked with the Parish Council to set up recycling bins for crisp packets and biscuit/cake/cracker wrappers.

Contact us

via Penny Rogers on tel: 01761 470589 or pennyjrogers@outlook.com

Have a look at our practical ideas for action!

Check our lists of Priston birds and plants - email us if you have any to add!

Read our Privacy Policy.

Activities

June 2020 - Crisp packet recycling update

Thanks to everyone who has been taking their empty crisp packets to the box in the village hall car park over the last year or so. We had got into a good routine - it felt as though we were doing SOMETHING about waste plastic.

Unfortunately, the company that runs the scheme on behalf of Walkers Crisps, terracycle, has decided that the amount we collect does not merit a collection point.

I’ve tried all I can to get them to reinstate the collection point, but have been unsuccessful.

All I can suggest is that you now take your empty packets to the nearest collection points (if you are going there anyway). They seem to change so it’s best to check on their interactive map of collection points.

Failing that, writing to Walkers to get them to change to paper packaging is an option – or, more difficult, not eating crisps!!!

April 2020 - Post-Lockdown Project - 220 Trees for Priston in 2020

Before the pandemic reached the UK, .......
PAGE (Priston Action Group for the Environment) had an initiative to plant trees in and around Priston, starting with a target of 220, roughly one for each villager .... or was it 2020???

We can’t do anything during lockdown, and anyway it is a bit late in the year for planting trees, but we can plan ahead for the 2020/21 planting season.

You don’t need acres of land to participate (but if you do have an area that might be suitable for a small or even large copse, we’d love to hear from you). Our initial goal is to get more native trees, including fruit trees, and native hedging planted in gardens. If you don’t have any available space, you could still participate by helping to plant trees at organised plantings, or contribute some money towards buying small trees.

So, if

  • you have land to plant trees on
  • and / or you are willing to buy trees
  • and / or you are up for some tree planting

please get in touch with one of us and we’ll put together a plan for next winter

In the mean time, if you have planted any native trees, fruit trees or native hedging this year already, take a photo and send it to one of us along with a description. We are hoping to keep a record of all the trees planted this year as a celebration of our community working to improve our environment.

Name Tel No. Email
Penny 07719 474277 pennyjrogers@outlook.com
Peter 07843 274264 peterybrookes@gmail.com
Louise 07793 847185 louise@callan.org
Jocelyn 07734 069751 parishclerk@priston.org.uk
Owain 07871 572969 owain.oj.jones@googlemail.com

Thanks for getting involved!

The PAGE Team

Planting a tree is one of the greatest acts of kindness.
The sapling that goes in the ground today
can only start the work of repairing the world
and is a gift of love and care for the generations of tomorrow.

Read our 220 Trees for 2020 update.
See our 220 Trees photos.

Jan 2020 - Litter picking in Priston

Four dates for your 2020 calendar

  • Saturday 7 March
  • Saturday 13 June
  • Saturday 5 September
  • Saturday 5 December

We meet at 10.00am on the Village Green, when we’ll decide where to work – just for an hour – and then retreat to the Village cafe. If you can’t make the planned day but do some litter picking the week before, thank you! And let me know and we’ll make sure not to go over the same ground. Many thanks to everyone who has done any litter picking around the village – whether as part of one of these groups or just out on a walk.

By the way, anyone can report cases of fly tipping around the village by contacting BANES, just email councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk or phone 01225 39 40 41.

September 2019 - Apple Press

An apple scratter and press are available to anyone in the village. Please contact Peter Brookes at peterybrookes@gmail.com or on 470589 if you would like to use them for juice, cider or wine.