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Green Agenda Day: Lytham St Annes Civic Society event will feature speakers Professor Rick Battarbee, Stewart Thompson, John Hornyak and Steve Scot

That’s the message to residents as the Lytham St. Annes Civic Society invites people to a Green Agenda Day at Lytham Hall next week.

Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

When will Green Agenda Day take place?

John Hornyak, senior volunteer gardener at Lytham Hall, will be among the speakers

The conference will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday October 26 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Lytham Hall Upper West Wing.

Four guest speakers

Professor Rick Battarbee: Emeritus Professor of Environmental Change and former Director of the Environmental Change Research Center at University College London.Stewart Thompson: Representing Global Energy Systems, which is a Lytham manufacturer of green boilers.John Hornyak: Senior volunteer gardener at Lytham Hall, having previously had a long career in country park management and also as a lecturer at Myerscough College. Over the past 10 years John has built up an active team of volunteers at Lytham Hall, undertaking several complex projects to restore and develop both the beauty and safety of historic forests.

Steve Scott: Steve has worked for Lancashire County Council for 34 years in waste-related roles, including leading development work at the Clifton Marsh landfill site and restoring the former landfill to the recycling center in Saltcotes Road. After moving into contract management, Steve was the manager of Lancashire’s £2bn waste PFI contract in 2008 before becoming head of the council’s waste department in 2010.

Recycling will be on the agenda

‘Can we make a difference? Is it even worth trying? Yes!’

A Lytham St. Annes Civic Society spokesperson said: “The impact of global warming is already evident. Many other environmental issues are of concern. Can we make a difference? Is it even worth trying? Yes!

“You are invited to join us to hear a few speakers, watch what local people are doing, and discuss what we can all do to support ‘A Green Agenda’.

“Come for part or all of the day, take the opportunity to look to reduce your carbon footprint, local tree planting initiatives, recycling and local solutions to global issues and more.”

Green Agenda Day will take place at Lytham Hall

How can I reserve a place?

Teas, coffees and a tour of the grounds of Lytham Hall are included in the £10 cost.