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Green Borough Fair

The first ever ‘Green Borough Fair’ will be taking place on Sunday 6th February.

Anyone who lives or works in the borough is invited to come find out more about getting involved with ‘In Bloom’ or to gain helpful hints and tips to save money by adopting a more sustainable lifestyle.
 
 A range of groups will be on hand to offer advice, presentations, outdoor activities and the opportunity to get involved with all kinds of sustainable projects including creating community gardens and allotments, running practical water projects, projects for Eco-Schools, community environmental groups & projects, grow your own flower meadow, woodland crafts for gardens, running a local ‘In Bloom’ campaign and recycling in your garden.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Bedford Borough Council is committed to creating a greener borough. We are investing in schemes to reduce our energy consumption from our buildings, creating a pioneering hydro power facility on the Great Ouse and we are investing in local carbon cutting projects through our climate change fund.

“However, we also want to work with local residents to and support them in reducing their impact on the environment. A few simple steps can make a serious difference to your emissions as well as your wallet.

“This is the first Green Borough Fair and I would encourage anyone who would like to join an existing group or is simply after some more information to come along and see the vast range of opportunities that are available here in Bedford Borough.”

Carol Humphreys, Assistant Head, The Hills Lower School, added: “We are delighted to attend this event, and look forward to sharing information about how the pupils at The Hills have been working to promote local 'green issues' and to become more environmentally aware, as we work towards an eco-schools Green Flag Award.”

Some of the confirmed stallholders are: 

• Zero Carbon Castle
• Transition Bedford
• Climate Change Forum
• Sustainable Oakley
• Presentations by Queens Park Lower and The Hills on their ‘eco-school’ status
• Bee & Poultry keeping
• Allotments
• Brickhill WI
• Local In Bloom groups
• CVS Volunteers
• British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

The Green Borough Fair takes place between 12-4pm on Sunday 6th February at St Mark’s Church Community Centre, Brickhill. Entry is free.

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