4 February 2020
Carbon Neutral Chard is a community group set up after Chard Town Council declared a Climate Emergency in February 2019. The group is made up of Councillors and community members and is chaired by Cllr Tim Eggins. Every month they meet to discuss updates and set tasks for the coming months.
Over 400 trees were planted before Christmas by a variety of different community groups. Trees were planted at Donyatt Recreational ground, a farm on Hornsbury Hill, Jubilee fields and Tatworth Cemetery and on the edge of a private woodland in Forton.
These trees were organised via the charity OVO Energy and Word Forest Organisation. The planting events were organised by Cllr Tim Eggins and Cllr Serena Wootton.
The new aims for Carbon Neutral Chard for 2020 are as follows:
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