Plastic Free Eastbourne – encouraging more efforts? Tuesday 23 February, 7.30pm

Oliver Sterno, Community Leader of Plastic Free Eastbourne and Co-ordinator Refill Eastbourne. Oliver will describe their various initiatives and activities and how he got the whole project going. They have set up water fountains, or refill stations, to cut use of plastic bottles. Their mascot, the ‘Beach Man’ in the photo, is made of debris. […]

REG Programme 2021

We hope you are keeping safe and well, and wish you the best of whatever 2021 brings us. REG have prepared a full programme of events to keep you inspired and engaged throughout 2021. The full programme can be downloaded in PDF format here, otherwise click the ‘Programme of Events 2021’ page on the top […]

Changes to Planning Law and the Consequences, Tuesday 26 January, 7.30pm

Stephen Hardy MBE, Trustee of both Rother Environmental Group and Sussex Campaign to Protect Rural England, and was Chair of the Robertsbridge Neighbourhood Plan. The picture of felled mature oaks in the High Weald AONB shows what happens when ‘protected’ land is not really protected. Stephen will break down the impact of the wholesale proposed changes to the […]

Welcome to Earth

Please take five minutes to watch this film written and acted by five teenage boys living in Askar refugee camp in Nablus, Occupied Palestine, where schools are ill-equipped, prospects are bleak, and kids can feel the whole world has abandoned them. The imagination, the technical skill and the awareness of what is going on, not […]

Marine Energy: Neil Kermode, Tuesday 27 October 2020

For our October event REG are incredibly fortunate to have arranged a presentation from Neil Kermode, Managing Director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). EMEC is a UKAS accredited test and research centre focusing on wave and tidal power development based in the Orkney Islands, UK. The Centre provides developers with the opportunity to test full-scale grid-connected prototype devices in unrivalled […]


2020 has been the year that forced us to stop.  A global pandemic, extreme weather, forest fires. This year’s WWF Living Planet Report into the state of nature has just been published and can be found here. It’s not happy reading, but it emphasises how fundamentally important it is that we work together address the […]

REG response to RDC’s Draft Environment Strategy consultation

Please see our formal response to Rother District Council’s consultation on their Draft Environment Strategy 2020–2030 here. Thank you to all our members who contributed to our response, your input was greatly appreciated. Overall we are delighted that the Council is proposing this strategy and arestrongly and enthusiastically supportive of the intentions. We look forward to the […]