Welcome to Waldringfield

Waldringfield is a popular location for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers as well as those looking to improve their health and well-being by either living or spending leisure time in this special location where they can experience the natural environment provided by the River Deben, its beaches and salt marshes as well as the surrounding countryside within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This includes water sports of all kinds, nature watching of rare migrating birds to resident seals and where we can enjoy the spectacular scenery that we now understand is threatened by climate change.

Greener Waldringfield is a voluntary non political group whose aim is to raise awareness of the special environment that we enjoy in Waldringfield and encourage sustainable behaviours that will ensure it is still here for future generations to enjoy.

We are looking for ways to improve the impact we have on our climate and the natural world to help sustain our beautiful planet into the future. We have currently ten pilot groups (see below) and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join and help us make Waldringfield a wildlife and environmentally friendly village.

Greener Waldringfield Constitution     Contact us: info@greenerwaldringfield.org

Waldringfield Climate Action Support

Waldringfield Carbon Footprint Survey September 2021

With the UK energy sector in crisis, now is the time to look at your electricity and oil usage. We don't have gas in the village, which is one less worry, but wholesale energy price have risen from 12p to 93p per therm in the space of 15 months and this will cause a large increase in your energy bills. There are also serious concerns about the UK reserves and supplies of energy this week as 1.5 Million UK consumers discovered that their energy companies had collapsed. So now is a good time to think about making your house more energy efficient and this survey costs nothing and can help you. See the section below for the Survey Advice Sheets.

On September 13th a flier was delivered to all households giving details of this important survey and how it will be carried out. The actual survey starts on 27th Sept with visits by Groundwork volunteers who will call at your house and, if you agree, conduct a short (5 minute) survey to help you and us understand some of the changes we can make to reduce Waldringfield’s carbon footprint.

Our questionnaire will give you ideas of things that you might be able to do to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your energy bills! The aim of the survey is also to gain a better understanding of the greenhouse gas emissions from the homes in Waldringfield and how we can work to reduce them.

Survey Detail here or to speak to one of your Greener Waldringfield volunteer neighbours contact us at info@greenerwaldringfield.org
Survey Advice sheets
Repair Cafe Childrens art competition

Childrens art competition

The competition is open to all children under 16. Entries will be judged in consideration of age of the entrants. The first prize is a picture book called "There's a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom" There will be a few smaller prizes. Please write the entrants name, age and contact telephone number on the back of the picture We aim to display entries on the palm oil stand during the event. Entries allowed until 12:00 midday. The competition is aimed at raising awareness of the problems that palm oil production is causing the environment, especially the endangerment of Orang-utans through loss of their habitat. Greener Waldringfield would like to thank all those participating

Greener Waldringfield Party

How it might turn out!

Unfortunately the party planned to celebrate all the hard work by our volunteer groups, has had to be put back to later in the year, date TBA, but hopefully it will be bigger and better with music and dancing good food etc. Watch this space or phone Betsy or Sue for the latest update.

Nevertheless a great evening is guaranteed when it happens!

Our Pilot Groups for the Climate Emergency

Knowledge Group

The Knowledge group comprises local experts who understand the different aspects of the climate emergency and how it affects our community. A range of books for loan is also available covering a wide range of environmental topics.

Website Group

The group has developed this website in line with our low carbon sustainable aims. The server is a Raspberry pi Zero, which consumes less than 2 watts and is located in the village. It will soon be powered entirely by a small solar panel and battery!

Energy Group

A number of homes in the village have either installed solar panels or heat pumps and have experience of the benefits and issues. This group's aims are to provide alternative sustainable energy expertise and advice to the community.

Transport Group

The focus for the transport group is to link the many footpaths and routes suitable for cyclists together and ensure the safety of these road users The group also aims to increase the use of electric vehicles.

Biodiversity Group

The loss of habitat has been the main cause of the reduction in numbers of virtually all species of indiginous birds, mamals and insects over tha last 30 years. This group's focus is on rewilding and establishing wildlife corridors in the village.

Phonebox Group

An iconic phonebox in the village was threatened with scrapping. Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund have awarded a substantial grant for its rescue to become a community and visitor facility.

Community Food Composting and Waste

A study conducted in 2011 found that the total global food waste to be around one-third of all food produced. The group is researching and promoting sustainable food production and composting.

Information Networking Group

This outreach group comprises GW members of local and other groups further afield, e.g. Martlesham Climate Action group and Transition Woodbridge who are responsible for ensuring our work fits with the wider climate action initiatives.

Church / Faith Groups

The Church of England owns over 100,000 acres of land and is in a unique position to help nature. Many churchyards have been transformed to become havens for wildlife. The group is secular and welcomes all.

Repair Cafe

Next repair cafe - everyone welcome

18th September, 10:30 - 2:30pm

Waldringfield Village Hall

Please get in touch to get involved!

All villagers very welcome at:

Next special meeting:
(to celebrate our work this year)

Party with Dancing and live music

Date TBA - See above