3. To ensure the local community benefits from St Clere.
Eliza launched and led Care for our Community from St Clere which was the District’s 1,500-strong volunteer response to Lockdown. She has also launched and led CleanUp which is an annual District wide anti-litter campaign in which 1,000 bags of litter are collected mainly by school children. Care for our Community Ukraine followed to support people to host Ukrainian refugees and supports 200 families.
Day to day the team at St Clere work full time to keep the estate, properties and events running smoothly, but also when necessary undertake voluntary work on the public areas and roads around the district; clearing fly tipping and litter, fallen trees, flooding and snow.
Charities and community groups have benefited by an estimated £300,000 since 2010 from using St Clere for events and fund raising.
We control access to the estate to prevent nuisance, littering and any negative impact on the fragile ecosystems we are trying to establish or encourage. At the same time, we have opened access and by arrangement locals can now enjoy walking, cycling, off-roading and horse riding on certain routes across the estate.