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The Redhill & Reigate Great Big Green Week
24th September - 2nd October

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What is the Great Big Green Week?

The Great Big Green Week is a national campaigning week of activities led by the Climate Coalition to engage people with the issues around the climate and biodiversity crisis.


There will be thousands of events around the UK run by a variety of organizations, from climate groups, to conservation groups,  to church groups, to schools and WIs.

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Click here for Climate Coalition's pages on the 2022 week

You are warmly invited to the following events:

Saturday 24.9, 11am-2pm, Reigate Repair Café, at The Yard, next to Reigate Station – booking recommended.

Saturday 24.9, 10am, Community Litter pick in Whitebushes – meet at Whitebushes Playground. Led by RBBC Community development worker, Raven Housing Trust and local councillors.

Sunday 24.9, 10am, Conservation session in Reigate Heath with Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers. Just turn up at Flanchford Road Car Park.

Tuesday 27.9, 7.30pm "The case against Gatwick’s second runway plans and the government’s Jet Zero aviation strategy". Online talk, hosted by Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) Click here for more information and to register for the zoom link.

Wednesday 28.9, 7.30pm, "How to survive a heatwave" Live talk by Bruce Callander, scientist, previously climate scientist for the Meteorolgical Office and the IPCC. Hosted by Dorking Reigate and Redhill Extinction Rebellion at The Yard, next to Reigate Station.

Just turn up ready for a 7.30 start. Refreshments will be provided.

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Thursday 29.9, 6pm-7pm "Shine Up" Cromwell Road area litter pick - see their Facebook page here

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Saturday 1.10, 11am, “Shale Trail” group walk and talk, a 6.5mile linear walk between 2 oil extraction plants in Surrey; Horse Hill and Brockham.

"A 6.5 mile guided walk and talk from Horse Hill to Brockham to raise awareness of Surrey's hidden oil fields.
Please dress for walking and check weather forecast. Bring a packed lunch. There is no car parking at the beginning of this walk. Access-the first half of the walk involves a lot of stiles and a very gentle incline.

After lunch on The Green at Leigh (1pm RH2 8RF) the walk is flat and there are no stiles. There will be refreshments and a presentation about the oil wells at the end of the walk in Brockham. Onward travel to Dorking station via bus at 5.10pm. Lift shares also available."

For more information click here - and you can facebook message the host for more details and for help with lifts to the start and from the finish. Meeting at the gates of the UK Oil and Gas extraction site on Horse Hill, 10 mins walk along the road from the junction of Horse Hill and the A217 (nr The Black Horse Pub). 


Sunday 2.10, 10am, Conservation session on Redhill Common with Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers. Just turn up at High Trees Road by Dunottar School.

Sunday 2.10, 2.30pm, Guided Walk on Redhill Common with Wild Earlswood to learn more about your common. Meet at the Garibaldi Pub, Mill Lane, RH1 6PA. To register on Eventbrite for this walk, click here.

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Saturday, 1st October 4pm, Timperley Gardens monthly litter pick

See posters 


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Sunday 2.10 3-4.30pm, "Sowing Seeds Together"- A family seed planting event in solidarity with farmers around the world who are affected by the climate and biodiversity crisis.

Activities and refreshments led by Fairtrade Reigate.

Just turn up at St Luke’s Church Reigate RH2 8HY 

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Across the week, YMCA and Richmond Fellowship are teaming up to offer 11 Wellbeing Walks incorporating a love for nature and developing active hope in support of our mental health.


Click on the days for specific information:

Monday walks

Wednesday walks

Thursday walks

Friday walks

All walkers are asked to sign up to the East Surrey Walking Group on the Ramblers website: Sign up to Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

For the Preferred Wellbeing Walking Group, select ‘Ramblers Wellbeing Walks East Surrey’.

Once walkers have signed up with Ramblers, they will receive an email containing a QR code confirming their registration. 

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If you'd like to sign up to our CARR news emails, click here

Find out more about other things we do in CARR here
and browse our events listings here 

CARR is grateful to a generous donation and printing support from for promotion of the Great Big Green Week.

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