June 25th, 2020

What’s all this I keep hearing about full fibre – what’s the big deal...?

Digital connectivity has become a hot button issue. Almost all major political parties have pushed it up their own agendas in the past year, recognising the importance of connectivity to the wider electorate.

Yet despite headline grabbing soundbites, few seem to fully grasp what full fibre connectivity actually means. Currently much of the UK is using a copper-based legacy network. Some of this network dates back to the Victorian era, so you can see that it is well overdue an upgrade. At present only around 12% of the country has access to full fibre networks. These networks differ from what most of the country currently has in that they use fibre optic cables to connect the exchange directly to each premises #gigabitAW (photo credit Adur and Worthing Council).

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June 11th, 2020

EYE announce their 1st Virtual Eco-Summit on the 2nd July, at 10:00

A message from The E.Y.E. Project (Eco, Young & Engaged) to all Eco-Leaners and Eco-warriors, aged 5 to 16 years.
EYE are proud to announce our 1st Virtual Eco-Summit on the 2nd July, at 10:00

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCykgyPeAoVRcGW8DnYQGA6g?view_as=subscriber

In these challenging times of social distancing, E.Y.E.’s scheduled large gathering of school learners at the 13th Worthing& Adur Eco-Summit on the 2nd of July has had to take on a different approach, seizing the opportunity to go virtual.

The Eco-Summit is viewed as a highlight to all school eco-committees across the Worthing & Adur area. Historically we invite participants through school eco-leads, hosting over 200 school pupils aged 5-16 from across the Worthing & Adur area. Coming together for a day of fun whilst learning about the preservation of our environment through eco themed workshops and activities. Emphasising the role young people have towards a more sustainable way of life. Empowering their green journey and future actions.

Not to disappoint schools and children that had already registered, we are able to offer this exciting and experimental Eco-Summit approach to our wider interest groups; including those currently learning from home.

E.Y.E. have selected from our network of nationally recognised environmentalist groups, a range of eco themed workshops. Supporting us at this event are; Sussex wildlife Trust, Sustrans, Marine Conservation Society, Sussex Green Living, Worthing Food Pioneers, Shoreham Port, South Downs National Park and Worthing Honey Collective.

Including a special opening message from Nicola Peel (Environmentalist campaigner) all the way from her lockdown in Los Cedros Biological Reserve- Andean cloud forest of the Choco region of Ecuador.

In these times of pausing and observing the wonders of our recovering environment, we hope you attended our event and take inspirational action. The imminent period of relaxing social restrictions and when the word lockdown is in the past, we would recommend that the ‘getting back to normal’ translates into eco actions for giving ourselves a ‘fresh start’ regarding everyone’s impact upon our one and only planet.

Celebrate our ongoing challenge to provide Eco-leaner as part of the mainstream curriculum, by participating in our 1st Virtual Eco-Summit, 2nd July 10:00.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCykgyPeAoVRcGW8DnYQGA6g?view_as=subscriber

or visit our website for more details of the exciting event’s workshop line up

https://eyeproject.co.uk/news/2020-1st-virtual-eco-summit

Hope to see you there... Come and make your eco pledge for our future....
If you would like to get in touch please email Kate the project manager: eye@worthinghigh.net

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May 15th, 2020

‘Name Your Drain’ (Part of the Adopt-a-Drain initiative in Tarring)

If you are (or want to be) one of the wonderful volunteers who keep an eye on your local drains to make sure they are clear of debris and work effectively (in order to prevent flooding), then why not ‘Name Your Drain’ and enter Tarring Flood Action Group’s competition? It’s just a bit of fun for all age groups during these difficult times.
Your chosen drain name might be inspired by its function, its location, maybe from the text on the drain itself, or you can just pick a name at random!
The most interesting/imaginative/funny will receive a prize presented by Tarring Councillor and outgoing Worthing Mayor Hazel Thorpe and you might even get your picture in the next Inside Tarring Magazine!
There are 3 categories;
Under 12s
12-18
Adults
The winners will be selected by the panel of Flood Group Committee Members, a (small) mystery prize will be awarded to the winner in each category.
All you need to do is Email us on tarringfloodgroup@outlook.com
by the 12th June 2020.
Tell us your first name and age group category
The location of your drain
The name of your drain
What inspired your Drain’s name
(Up to 3 drain name entries per person)
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you would like to know more about our activities or become an ‘Adopt-a-Drain volunteer please get in touch and we can send you the guidelines.
(All registered Adopt-a-Drain volunteers are covered by our public liability insurance)

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April 1st, 2020

Recycling you can collect and store during lock down - avoid adding to landfill

Hi Folks,
This is a list of items that can be recycled but maybe people need to store them temporarily and go to the Boys Club when they are able to safely.

What can we accept?
• Plastic milk bottle tops
• Shampoo, shower gel & Deodorant lids
• Bread bags
• Crisp, Peanut, Pretzel & Popcorn packets
• Pringle tube, seal & lid
• Biscuit, cracker & cake wrappers
• Finish dishwasher tab packets, salt bags & other finish product packaging
• Cleaning wipe packets
• Roll on deodorant (whole thing)
• Trigger sprays & hand pumps
• Beauty wipe & Face mask packets
• Hair colour kits (all the bits that's not recyclable in your blue bin)
• Flexible plastic tubes-face scrubs, moisturisers etc
• Plastic pots - Face cream, moisturisers etc
• Baby food pouches with lids & snack packets (all brands)
• Zuru bunch o balloons, water balloons, stems, stem caps, ribbons & packaging it came in.
• Burt's Bees beauty packaging
• Metallic plastic tubes - cream, ointment, moisturiser
• Eyeshadow compact
• Lipsticks, gloss & balms
• Mascara tube & wands
• Lip, cheek, highlighter & bronzer sticks
• Carex refill packs
Where can it be dropped?
Yellow bin at Worthing Boys' Club, Ivy Arch Road, Worthing, BN14 8BX

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