About Us

Our aims

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The group has set out a number of objectives which we believe will lead to a more sustainable future for Royston and its surrounding villages.

  • To improve the environment in the Royston area and globally.

  • To bring together and foster understanding among the residents of Royston and area about environmental issues.

  • To educate the residents of Royston about environmental issues and what they can do to help.

  • To promote positive action and mutual support among our members.

  • To undertake specific activities agreed upon by the committee to further our aims.

A brief history

The Royston Environmental Group was formed in April 2020, with a core team of 6 members who subsequently formed the management committtee, chaired by District and Town Councillor Carol Stanier.

The group’s origins were within the “Naturally Royston” working party of Royston Town Council where the “Plastic Free Royston” initiative had been an embryonic project for two months in early 2020. However, it was subsequently felt that this project and any other environmental issues would be better served by forming a separate community based group.

Our initial project is to continue the Plastic Free Royston initiative, which is part of a national campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage and which many towns across the UK have taken up, including others close to Royston.

This initiative aims to drastically reduce single-use plastics in the town and surrounding areas, in local schools, businesses and other groups. Individual residents will be encouraged to remove at least thee single-use plastic items from their daily activities.


Royston Environmental Group is volunteer led and run by the following committee -

  • Chairman

    Cariol Stanier

  • Secretary

    Sarah Lewis-Hayes

  • Treasurer

    Lynne Beaney

  • Publicity and social media

    Alix Cooper

  • Membership and web design

    Michael Wright

Contact us

Please use this form to contact the Group.
To join the Group please use the application form on the Membership page.