Green Borough Fair
The 3rd ‘Green Borough Fair’ takes place this weekend in Bedford
The fair takes place at the Harpur Suite and visitors will find
a choice of ‘greener’ Christmas gifts and something a little
different for those ‘difficult to buy for’ people.
They can then take a break from the pressure of shopping and
enjoy a cup of tea and a cake served by Team Mo Ford, the council’s
very own ‘Movember men’ (in aid of Movember raising funds for
prostate cancer) while the children enjoy the free craft activities
and perhaps have a go on the pedal powered Scalextric. After that,
they can pick up helpful hints on ways to reduce the hole in their
pockets with tips on how to save money by adopting a more
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The Green Borough
Fair is always a very popular and well attended event and I am sure
this fair, in the run up to Christmas, will be no different.
“As a council we are committed to reducing our impact on the
environment. However, we also want to work with local residents and
demonstrate how we can all reduce our impact on the environment.
The Green Borough Fair is a great opportunity to learn a bit more
and pick up some useful hints and tips, all while enjoying the
In the season of New Year’s Resolutions, visitors will also be
able to find out how to get more active or involved in the
community. A variety of groups will be on hand to offer advice and
ideas for reducing waste and saving energy, getting involved with
local growing projects, leisure cycling on Bedford’s Green Wheel
and a wide range of volunteering opportunities to keep fit, active
and have fun while caring for the environment.
This year, visitors can also donate food to the Bedford Foodbank
and pet supplies to the Pet food collection to help those people
and pets in need over the festive period.
All food donated will be delivered to Bedford Foodbank and
animal charities in the local area.
So come along to the Green Borough Fair and find out about:
- the locally sourced products and gifts on sale
- willow weaving demos and gifts
- how to start growing your own vegetables
- how to sign up to do environmental volunteering
- how much of your waste you can reduce, reuse and recycle
The Green Borough Fair takes place between 10am-3pm on
Saturday 24th November at the Harpur Suite in Bedford Town Centre.
Entry is free.