“I presently work as Chaplain to Kent Police in Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook, and living between Hawkhurst and Cripps Corner. I have always supported the Green Party, and its predecessor the Ecology Party, even while living in the centre of London! Having enjoyed reading the work of Robert van de Weyer, who led the Little Gidding Community in Cambridgeshire for many years, I have carried with me his prophetic vision of everyone working near to their homes and supporting one another’s livelihoods. Until recently, I myself had the privilege of working from home, and it is now looking possible for many more people through advances in technology. The launch of Be Local is perfect timing, and I look forward to being part of this exciting new venture close to my home.”
“When we heard about the scheme, we were quick to sponsor such a worthy cause. Be Local will enable organisations and residents to mutually benefit from supporting one another, while also contributing to a more sustainable environment. We know from our own Local Leaders initiative, that a firm network of local support is just what local communities need as we prepare to get back on our feet following such uncertain times this year.”
“For us, eco-localism and sustainability are at the heart of what we’re striving to achieve at Flimwell Park, a pioneering mixed-use woodland development on the East Sussex and Kent border. That’s why we were so pleased when we heard about Be Local, a scheme which aligns with our own values and helps to build a community in which everyone can benefit: local residents, local business, and crucially, the environment. We’re proud to be supporting such a relevant cause, especially during such economically turbulent times”.