Green Spaces Group

Welcome to the Green Spaces Group, where nurturing our green spaces is our passion. The value of our urban and rural green spaces and waterways has never been more important. Yet their very fabric is threatened by greater use and lack of care and resources. However, recent government policy offers a real chance to redress the balance through new legislation and focused funding; an opportunity we want to grasp.

Covering Reigate, Redhill and Merstham, we:

  • Campaign to protect, enhance and increase our green spaces
  • Liaise with RBBC and SCC on behalf of a range of local groups
  • Promote the enjoyment, care and love of our local green spaces and waterways

The Green Spaces Group has a proposal for the renaissance of Redhill Town Centre

Volunteers from Growing Redhill and Loveworks, Reigate, work hard to make our local railway platforms a joy to visit; clearing and planting beds and planters to provide not only a gorgeous visual display for travellers but also vital pollinator pathways for all sorts of insects. A wonderful example of community transformational urban greening across the local borough.

In Detail

Our AIMS include:

  • ensuring parks, open spaces and countryside receive greater priority in council planning and budgeting
  • encouraging policies which deliver increased biodiversity
  • requiring that all planning applications deliver a nature positive result
  • achieving a pollution free River Mole Valley catchment area
  • encouraging sustainable access to our green spaces
  • providing expertise and informed opinion

Get Involved

The Green Spaces Group is currently putting together a panel of experts, to develop policy from evolving government legislation, while harnessing the "green" momentum which has raised awareness of the current state of the natural world; and what we need to do about it.

The inherent and natural beauty of our local area and its special and unique qualities need protecting and enhancing; will you help by joining us?

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View towards Leith Hill from Colley Hill, Reigate, Summer 2023 - with thanks to Sally Payne.
Studies show the positive impact of connecting with nature on our mental health, so we are lucky to be surrounded by rural green spaces offering opportunities for calm and reflection.

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