Environment Policy

 
 
 

General

The Trustees of Henbury Village Hall consider the protection of the environment to be of major importance. Environmental protection is perceived to be an integral part of efficient management in every sphere of Henbury Village Hall’s activities. High standards are to be applied by all those who work in or use the Hall, or are in any other way operating under the auspices of the Trustees, complying with legislation, codes of practice and official guidance relevant to environmental protection in particular with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and The Environment Act

 

Environmental policy measures

The Village Hall Trustees will ensure:

Awareness and Commitment

promote awareness of the principles and objectives of environment protection

ensure that the trustees, members, volunteers and users are familiar with and implement this environmental

commitment and its objectives

ensure that the Village Hall and activities associated with it comply with all relevant environmental regulations

Energy and Water

ensure energy is used efficiently and wherever possible reduce its use

use water efficiently and with care

avoid pollutants entering the drainage system

Waste

reduce the production of material waste including unnecessary packaging
encourage re-use, repair and recycling of materials including organic food and garden waste

dispose of waste in a safe and responsible manner

Materials and Resources

buy or otherwise obtain products which are made in accordance with the principle of using material in a sustainable way

use locally-made goods where practicable

take into account the lifetime costs of materials when repairing, altering or rebuilding premises

maximise the proportion of paper used from sustainable sources and recycled materials

offer electronic communication as an alternative to paper for those who are suitably equipped

Natural Environment

take appropriate opportunities to conserve and enhance the natural environment surrounding the Village Hall

be sensitive to the impact of activities on the local environment

Travel

make every effort to reduce air pollution and energy consumption resulting from the use of motorised vehicles by avoidance of unnecessary travel and by using energy efficient vehicles

encourage users of the Village Hall to travel on foot, by cycle or on public transport as much as possible

encourage the sharing of transport where possible.

Implementation, monitoring and review

.Implementation of the policy will be undertaken by the Village Hall Trustees annually.

The policy and its implementation will be monitored and reviewed regularly.

A copy of the policy will be displayed in the Village Hall and made available on the Village Hall website.

All those hiring the Village Hall will be expected to confirm that they are aware of this policy and that their own

activities and use of the Hall are in conformity with it.

Reviewed April 2020