Easter egg packaging recycling scheme launched

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2:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BASINGSTOKE supermarket is helping its customers to be environmentally friendly with the introduction of a new recycling initiative.

Lottery grant for Tadley pool

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11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TADLEY swimming pool is set to undergo a green transformation – thanks to a grant of £150,000 of National Lottery funding.

Green award for Overton attraction

Basingstoke Gazette: The Bombay Sapphire development takes shape

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A GIN distillery set to open this year has won an award for the design of the buildings.

Thousands of solar panels being installed in Monk Sherborne

Basingstoke Gazette: Thousands of solar panels being installed in Monk Sherborne

5:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

NEARLY 10,000 solar panels are being installed on farmland in Monk Sherborne.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance wants your old clothes

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

THE HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIWAA) is encouraging people to support them by choosing their yellow clothing banks when they get rid of their unwanted clothes.

Work begins on wildlife haven in Kingsclere

Basingstoke Gazette: Volunteers at work creating the wildlife haven in Kingsclere.

8:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WORK has begun to transform a patch of land into a haven for local wildlife in Kingsclere.

Schoolchildren get lesson in recycling

Basingstoke Gazette: Bella Peel, 10, shows Mithili Royyuru her model made from rubbish

9:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

RECYCLED materials were used to make cards and other items by children at a borough school.

Fairtrade event raises awareness of problems faced by banana farmers

Basingstoke Gazette: From left: Aliceja Fisher, Jill Gibson, Marianne Weineck, Gill Garney, and Bananaman, Andrew Lane, with bananas donated by Fyffes

8:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

SHOPPERS in The Malls went bananas for a Fairtrade event aimed at getting fair prices for banana farmers across the world.

Borough residents can recycle Tetra Pak packaging from April 1

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

IT WAS a recycling goal that the borough’s environment chief has been struggling to secure – but soon residents in Basingstoke and Deane will be able to recycle Tetra Pak packaging.

Hampshire County Council to make buildings more energy efficient

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council is making 25 of its top energy-consuming buildings more energy efficient to save £200,000 every year.

Partnership gives Basingstoke and Deane residents chance to improve energy efficiency

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

3:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

BOROUGH residents are being offered the opportunity to save money and energy with Energy Action North Hampshire – a partnership between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hart District Council.

Former mayor Martin Biermann calls for more to be done about recycling rates

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Martin Biermann is among those who are always keen to recycle

8:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

I strongly believe that the argument suggesting climate change is a natural phenomenon is wrong. We should be taking measures to both combat it and mitigate against its impact.

Chineham residents to take part in electric car trial

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

5:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A GROUP of residents from Chineham are to become some of the first in the country to take part in an electric car trial.

Residents can now sign up for garden waste service 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Council garden waste service bags 200 tonnes of cuttings in six months

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

GREEN-fingered residents in Basingstoke are now able to sign up to the borough council’s garden waste service for 2014.

Environment and climate change chief insists borough are trying to increase recycling rates

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Robert Donnell, right, at a recycling bank.

11:00am Friday 14th February 2014

In a special Q and A, we put Councillor Robert Donnell, the borough’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, on the spot with 10 questions concerning recycling in Basingstoke and Deane.

"It's too easy not to recycle rubbish in Basingstoke"

Basingstoke Gazette: Emily Roberts with a Basingstoke and Deane wheelie bin, which she says does not force her to think more about recycling her rubbish.

8:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

GAZETTE chief reporter Emily Roberts reveals her own shortcomings when it comes to throwing away rubbish - and argues that the council need to do more to make people recycle.

Solar farm plans go on show in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette: David Bryson, from Luminous Energy, chats to Alan Stevens about the plans.

5:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

VILLAGERS were given a close-up view of the pros and cons of building a 6.2-hectare solar farm on a field in Overton.

Borough told that smaller bins could lead to higher recycling rates

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Louise Bloom says Basingstoke's poor recycling rate is affected by giving residents bins that are too big.

1:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

RECYCLING is a big issue in Basingstoke and Deane – but one of the biggest obstacles to encouraging people to recycle more is the fact that the household bins are simply too big.

Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

1:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

IT’S a year ago this month that The Gazette launched a campaign with the aim of making Basingstoke and Deane the green capital of Hampshire by 2020.

Elderly couple ordered to remove solar panels after objection from neighbours

Basingstoke Gazette: The solar panels on Alan and Sue Martin's roof.

5:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

“TAKE them down” – that was the distressing verdict for an elderly couple who have been ordered to remove solar panels from their garage.

Figures show borough is still one of the worst authorities in Britain for recycling

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Robert Donnell

1:00pm Sunday 19th January 2014

Basingstoke and Deane continues to be one of the worst performing councils in Hampshire and Britain for recycling.

Campaigners debate plan for a solar farm in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

Campaigners against a plan to build a solar farm in Overton argue that the proposal is inappropriate and too close to homes.

Basingstoke residents to have their say on borough's green blueprint

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

BOROUGH residents are being invited to have their say on a borough council blueprint for being green.

Schoolchildren learn about sustainable living

Basingstoke Gazette: Aaron Clark, 13 with Nick Hammond and Matthew Howchin

3:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

YOUNGSTERS braved the rain in Basingstoke to learn about building a more sustainable planet.

Saddle up girls and get on your bikes

Basingstoke Gazette: Some of the women who have joined Breeze Network Basingstoke and got on their bikes

10:00am Tuesday 31st December 2013

IT started with a handful of women determined to make their lives healthier but nearly two years on, Breeze Network Basingstoke has seen its numbers double.

Wind farm exhibition attracts plenty of interest

Basingstoke Gazette: Darren Cuming, from EDF talks to Jeremy and Maggie Barber, from Longparish

10:00am Monday 30th December 2013

A FURTHER information exhibition on the proposed Bullington Cross wind farm has been held at Whitchurch Parish Hall.

Hotel's efforts are rewarded

Basingstoke Gazette: Tylney Hall

2:00pm Saturday 28th December 2013

TYLNEY Hall has proved that it pays to be green, scooping a silver accreditation in this year's Green Tourism Awards.

Plans to have Basingstoke served by electric taxis move a step closer

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

6:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council has become the first council in Hampshire to support electric cars being used as taxis.

Green milestone reached in Farleigh Wallop

Basingstoke Gazette: FLI Energy and Tamar Energy bosses showed invited guests around the new plant at Farleigh Wallop before Viscount Lymington officially unveiled a plaque

8:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

A GREEN energy company has completed the construction of an anaerobic digester in Farleigh Wallop.

Nature lovers fear for future of wildlife haven

Basingstoke Gazette: Saunders Field

11:00am Wednesday 4th December 2013

NATURE lovers are calling on council chiefs to protect a Basingstoke wildlife haven that is currently earmarked for development.

Schools sign up for Switch-off energy saving scheme

3:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

NINE schools in Basingstoke have signed up to an annual initiative to raise awareness of saving energy at school and at home.

Former mayor looking for green ideas

6:00am Monday 2nd December 2013

DO YOU have an idea on how to make Basingstoke a greener place to live? Then there is somebody who wants to hear from you.

Environmental campaigner: I'd have nuclear power instead of wind farm

Basingstoke Gazette: Douglas Paterson and Hannah Houstin-Lacey

11:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

AN ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner has said he would prefer to see a nuclear power station rather than wind turbines sited on land south of Whitchurch.

BCoT wins green award

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT's David Moir with the award.

9:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

A BASINGSTOKE college has scooped a national green award for its sustainability initiatives.

Solar farm company criticised by Overton Parish Council

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6:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

A GREEN energy company, which wants to build a solar farm in Overton, has been criticised by the parish council for not allowing enough time for councillors to comment on the proposals.

Council seeking to change rules to allow electric taxis

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3:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

ELECTRIC-powered taxis could soon be a common sight in Basingstoke if the borough council approves a proposed change to its licensing rules.

Hundreds protest against proposed wind farm

Basingstoke Gazette: Sending out an SOS in protest

11:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013

HUNDREDS of people turned out to protest against a planned wind farm south of Basingstoke.

VIDEO: Protest at site of proposed six turbine windfarm at Woodmancott

9:32am Thursday 7th November 2013

HUNDREDS of people turned out to protest against a planned wind farm south of Basingstoke.

Council's solar panel scheme hits problems

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Energy Services Co-op's Martin Heath and Andy Molloy, standing, with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's cabinet member for the environment and climate change Cllr Robert Donnell, next to the Whiteditch solar power system

12:30pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

IT WAS heralded by the borough’s environment chief as a shining example of the council’s commitment to combating climate change.

Green group look to set up sustainable lifestyle centre in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Tara Bowers

6:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013

A GREEN-themed bus could be used to show people how to live a sustainable lifestyle.

Developer: Residents support solar farm plan

Basingstoke Gazette: Hugh Oliver-Bellasis discusses the plans.

6:00am Friday 4th October 2013

PLANS for a massive solar farm north of Basingstoke received an overwhelming thumbs up from residents, according to the developer.

First-ever Green Week is all go

Basingstoke Gazette: Campaigners at the 2013 Earth Hour event

9:19am Wednesday 11th September 2013

THIS month sees the first-ever Green Week in Basingstoke and Deane – and The Gazette is proud to support the event as part of our Green Town, Green Borough campaign.

Campaigners accused of 'inaccuracies' about Bullington Cross wind farm

8:30pm Sunday 7th July 2013

CAMPAIGNERS against the construction of a wind farm near Whitchurch were accused of presenting “misleading” information to a council.

Former mayor's 'green pledge' saves £25,000

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Martin Biermann

2:00pm Saturday 6th July 2013

HE HAS always been a green champion – and now the former Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane has shown how his environmental credentials have really paid off.

£32,000 glass solar dome built at Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette: £32,000 glass solar dome built at Basingstoke school

11:00am Monday 24th June 2013

A SOLAR dome is being used as an outside classroom at a Basingstoke school – one of just two in the whole of Hampshire.

People urged to recycle old electrical items

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke and Deane Environmental chief Robert Donnell launches the WEEE bank at Down Grange along with borough waste and recycling officer Kevin Ennis and electronic salvage specialist Lionel Cook

1:00pm Monday 24th June 2013

OLD electrical items can be as easily recycled as paper or glass bottles – that is a message that Hampshire County Council is hoping to get across as part of Recycle Week.

Chiltern Primary School scoops green award from Keep Britain Tidy

Basingstoke Gazette: (From left) Jeremy Kanyonji, Riley Pickett, Helen Nash, Hannah Wheatley, and Dave Tickle

11:00am Wednesday 15th May 2013

A BASINGSTOKE primary school is on a mission to become more environmentally friendly.

MP Maria Miller goes electro-fishing as part of a scientific river study in Old Basing

Basingstoke Gazette: Maria Miller with the Environment Agency's Alex Deacon

5:30pm Sunday 12th May 2013

BASINGSTOKE MP Maria Miller escaped the office on a sunny Friday morning to try her hand at a spot of electro-fishing in the River Loddon in Old Basing – part of an important environmental health check.

EDF Bullington Cross windfarm planning application submitted to the borough council

1:00pm Friday 12th April 2013

PLANS to create a 14-turbine wind farm at Bullington Cross have been submitted to three different councils.

Sustainable Basingstoke Forum has big plans for second year

8:00pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

FOR more than a year, a collection of eco-minded organisations have been quietly working behind the scenes to make the borough a greener place.

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