Eco Hub News

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New Donations Received

We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to 2 local organisations who have made donations to the @elmbridge_eco_hub in the last few days. Firstly Thankyou to Walton Methodist Church for their £500 donation… and secondly @elmbridge_roadrunners who donated £650 from last years annual 10k race (a fantastic local…

Toy Recycling

We have added a new recycling stream at the Eco Hub! You can now recycle BROKEN toys and games. The toys can be from ANY brand, made of plastic, metal, wood, cardboard, or paper. NOT ACCEPTED – Soft toys, electronic games and batteries, large items such as scooters, bikes, or…

Easter Opening 2023

Please note our revised opening hours for this Easter. Our volunteers are having a well deserved break with friends and family. Normal service resumes on Monday 17th April. Normal service hours from 17th April   Wishing you all a Happy Easter

Big Spring Clean Litter Pick 2023 – Sunday 26th March

Due to the Easter holidays starting on Friday 31st March  and The Keep Britain Tidy Big Spring Clean taking  place this year between 17th March and April 2nd, there will be NO April Community litter pick! Instead we will be running an extra session on Sunday 26th March – a…

Vision for 2030 Event Recognition

It was a great surprise to see the @elmbridge_eco_hub recognised as a beacon of community spirit at the Elmbridge Borough Council launch event for their “Vision for 2030” at the civic centre last night. We’re delighted to have just signed a new extended lease for the Eco Hub site in…

Eco Hub Birthday

Happy birthday to us! One year ago this week we opened our doors to the public. It took 3 years of hard work, persuading people it was a good idea, securing funds and a premises to get it started. It’s fair to say we have done okay. Thank you to…

New Lighting being installed

Eco Hub closed today Wednesday 18th January 2023 As I type this, the electricians are in the building working to install our new high output, energy efficient lighting.  These will include 4 new suspended LED 50w lights in the main hall, security lighting in the bathroom, flood lights over the…

New Items added to the Library of Things

We are very pleased to introduce a number of new items to the inventory. Firstly a brand new VAX Platinum Smartwash Carpet Cleaner. This is the top of the range of Vax washers, and having tested it personally, I can confirm it is awesome! We have also added a second…

Raising Free Donations

Are you doing some or all of your Christmas shopping online this Christmas? If so, you could help us raise much needed funds for free! Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations…

New phone number for the Eco Hub

The new dedicated line for the Eco Hub is 07831637986. This number will be monitored during opening hours only. If we don’t answer, then please leave a message and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience. Regards The Eco Hub Volunteer team.

Ansell Lighting – Shine a Light Competition results

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Eco Hub won the competition! The prize is £5000 worth of lighting for the Hub and the community garden, including consultation and installation costs. This will have a massive positive impact on our ability to reduce our HUGE energy costs but as…

Litter Pick Success

The Great Big Green Week “Great Big Elmbridge Litter Pick” WAS A GREAT SUCCESS On Sunday 2nd October 2022, The Eco Hub organised the BIGGEST Litter Pick Elmbridge had ever seen with groups and individual people all over the borough who offered to help. The groups included were: Walton Litter…

Community Garden gains regional recognition

We are delighted to announce that we recently were awarded an “Advancing” grade by South and South East Britain in Bloom. Despite only being open for 8 months, the community garden has really flourished. It is a massive credit to all of the volunteers who have given up their time…

Walton on Thames Community Fridge Opens

Community, News
After a lot of hard work and a few sleepless nights, the Community Fridge is open.  In our first week we received 90kg of surplus food from the COOP and Waitrose in Hersham and we thank them for supporting us and our community. The food we receive is perfectly fit…

Early December Update

Information, News
Crowdfund Our first ever crowdfund ended 0n the 7th December as a huge success. Our target to help set up the Library of Things was £2000, but we managed to achieve an amazing £2800!!!! This money will be used to fund the significant insurance costs, software licence, training staff, secure…

Home Coming

Information, News
After 1010 days, tomorrow were finally “home” It’s been a very long slog, with lots of challenges along the way, not least the impact Covid-19 has had on all of us. However, tomorrow we finally receive the keys to the building we will call home. 200 years ago the hall…

Open Zoom meeting presenting the Eco Hub

Information, News
Hi all, I’ve been invited to give a zoom presentation to the Elmbridge Schools and Community Sustainability group on Thursday 4th November at 7.30pm about the Eco Hub. If you are interested in learning more about the Hub, how we are planning to progress the initiatives, and how you may…

Keys, Donations and Promise.

Community, News
This week, has been a very positive one for many reasons. On Tuesday we were handed the keys to what will become our Community Garden. We’ve already started clearing the site making it safe and accessible for volunteers and the public to enter. On Friday we received a cheque for…

And we’re in!

Community, News
And we’re in! So we finally got the keys today from Elmbridge Borough Council on a long term lease for the field that we will convert into the Community Garden, in Walton-On-Thames. It’s going to take a huge amount of work, but already after an hour of hard work from…

Update on our new home 30th September 2021

Information, News
  The steering committee of “The Hub” wish to thank you for all your support, help, advice and much needed donations to date. We really feel the community are as excited as we are about the prospect of launching this totally unique initiative in our area. After working tirelessly on…

Happy summer solstice everyone!

It would be so much better if the sun was shining, but I’m sure the ground is glad to see a little rain! A few things to update you about. The team which is constantly developing met with the Council last week to have another look at the building and…

June 2021 update

So here we are, almost 18 months on since the last update. Oh how the world has changed in that time, and so have we. The team has evolved but our passion and desire to bring the Eco Hub to Elmbridge has only increased. So here’s a little update on…

February 2020 update

We’re into the second week of February now and things have progressed nicely regarding the Hub setup. We have constituted the group, meaning the people who will run the Hub agree with its aims and objectives and agree to abide by the rules set out within the constitution. We have…

Elmbridge Community Eco Hub- Initiative 1 – A Library of Things (LOT)

The idea for Elmbridge Community Eco Hub actually came about after watching an episode of BBC series Countryfile  In February 2019 they aired an episode highlighting the work being done by a group of people in Frome, Somerset (link above). The folk in Frome had set up their LOT as a…

January 2020 Update

The dust has settled on a fantastic weekend – The Small Steps To Sustainability Fair held at the Riverhouse Barn on Saturday 11th January. There were soo many people in attendance providing lots of networking opportunity. It’s clear there is growing interest and demand for sustainable and ecological options in…

The beginnings of an Eco Hub

News, Sustainability
So here it is Merry Christmas everybody’s having fun…..  For auld lang syne, my dear… Okay, okay the season for jollity and over indulgence is over, for 11 months anyway. So what now, back to the grindstone, the 9-5, mundane job. Well not for me. Over the last few months, I…

Take more Pride

Environment, News
Last week I submitted a gov petition application “Make it an offence to inhale nitrous oxide (N2O/NOS/laughing gas) for recreational purposes”. This was my second attempt to instigate a governmental level conversation on this issue. The first “Regulate the sale of N2O canisters. Too easy for people to access” was…