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Bury St Edmunds: Community group sets out vision for the future

11:00 14 March 2014

Karen Cannard from Bury St Edmunds

Karen Cannard from Bury St Edmunds

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A leading action group has set out its vision for the future following its first ever AGM.

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Sustainable Bury, a Transition Town group designed to raise awareness of sustainability and build ecological resistance, met this week to discuss a year that saw the launch of its Green Fair, a public herb garden, swap shops, cook and eat local groups and a restart initiative to mend household goods.

Karen Cannard, chair, said the inaugral AGM marked an important milestone and provided them with a base to build upon. She added: “The group has formalised over the past 12 months and are now organising large events. We have got so many great projects off the ground and I think the AGM was a turning point for seeing how we can build on that foundation and bring more projects on board. Personally, what I would love to see, is more people joining and getting involved to see how Sustainable Bury can help them. Our focus is on delivering practical solutions that will help people.”

Mrs Cannard, the creator of The Rubbish Diet, said she hoped over the next five years the group will become established as “a useful resource within the community.” She added: “We want to help establish, sustainable projects and discussion groups around Bury St Edmunds no matter where people live. We want to connect more closely, and to schools and residential community groups. We want to treat this as town-wide.”

The AGM heard on Monday how the Green Fair, held in November, had seen 1,040 people attend. Mrs Cannard said the event was the group’s first attempt to move sustainability from something associated with a small green group into “something an average person like me can bring into their own lifestyle.” To get involved visit Facebook.com/sustainablebury.

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