Climate Action and Re-Betchworth

Rewilding, recycling, reducing, reusing, restoring, rethinking, reinventing, reconnecting


Re-Betchworth is the village initiative formed to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a greener, more bio-diverse and sustainable local environment.  We work to enhance our own lives and well-being now, and those of generations to come.

Much has been achieved already:

  • A core team has formed to improve biodiversity, both in our gardens and communal spaces with a wildflower strip established on the Green.
  • 120 bird boxes have been assembled and put up, along with some bug hotels and 10 Hedgehog feeding stations.
  • We’ve built a comprehensive website and have held five online educational talks.
  • We’ve run a pruning workshop for villagers with mature apple trees.
  • Working with the Betchworth and Buckland society, we re-introduced the Village Quiz night.

Forward plans include:

  • Building and extending community involvement, including by:
    • Establishing a Forest School.
    • Leveraging the Jubilee to get 70 trees planted, in gardens and on the Green.
    • Bringing the village orchard back into production and progressing toward a village apple festival.
  • Making inroads into waste reduction and recycling.
  • Encouraging pond construction and the storing and re-using of rainwater.
  • Building our understanding of our natural environment and the plants and animals it supports with the aim of increasing biodiversity
  • Doing more to alert the community to the Climate Emergency and the possibilities for mediating action

There’s much more to do, so please join us on this journey.  To contact the core team, please email