Bridlington’s Green Jean is a ‘shining example’

Jean Wilson is East Riding Council's Green Ambassador
Jean Wilson is East Riding Council's Green Ambassador

A PENSIONER from Bridlington has been named East Riding council’s ‘Green Ambassador’.

Jean Wilson was awarded the title by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, after its annual competition to find the greenest person in the area.

Jean said: “I care about the environment. After all, our children and grandchildren and their children have to live in the mess we leave behind.

“I am a pensioner brought up during the war, so I know about making money stretch and making do and mending. Being conscious of the environment also saves me money.”

Coun Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning at the council, said: “Jean is a shining example to us all. We were amazed at her entry and at the many ways in which she cares for the world around her.”

The council has run the competition for five years and this is the first time it has not been won by a family.

Mrs Wilson’s winning entry included top green tips such as using two composter bins, reducing electricity by utilising daylight hours, buying from charity shops, choosing a south-facing bungalow, recharging her mobility scooter in the sun, washing up only once a day, supporting local traders, and mending old clothing instead of buying new.