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Awareness week to showcase all things green

News release 8301, published on 06 Sep 2018
Clothes upcycling, willow weaving and a chance to try out an electric bike will be among the green-themed activities taking place during Basingstoke Green Week.
The week, which highlights environmental issues and initiatives in the borough, is held annually and is now in its sixth year.

Dozens of events will be held during the eight day extravaganza, which will run from Saturday 22 September to Sunday 30 September.

Most of the activities are free and there’s something for everyone, including a furniture restoration workshop, a town heritage cycle trail and the opportunity to learn from a National Trust gardener at The Vyne about how to protect the environment.

The week is organised by local volunteers and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “It is great to see so many organisations and individuals coming together to promote the importance of being environmentally friendly.

“There’s a really good mix of events this year and I’m proud to be supporting Basingstoke Green Week.”

The week will start with a Green Market in Castle Square, The Malls, where local charities and independent businesses will be showcasing all things green in the borough.

Visitors will get the chance to buy local organic vegetables, learn about cycling around the borough and pick up freebies to help reduce food waste. Local charities will also be on hand to talk about their work.

To find out more about Green Week, visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/green-week.

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