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Ecofest is making a welcome return

todayAugust 19, 2021

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Leamington residents and visitors are encouraged to celebrate everything eco at the second-ever EcoFest, taking place on Saturday 4 September at the Pump Room Gardens from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

EcoFest celebrates everything eco with a range of ‘have-a-go’ sessions and activities, a delicious choice of local & sustainable food and a variety of music on the refurbished bandstand.

 

Local companies and charities, including John Atkins Cycles, Action 21, Zero Store, Cycleways and Foundry Wood, will be there with stalls, products and information, whilst live music will be performed on the bandstand by several local artists, including Levi Washington and Coffee House Trio. 

 

Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, said: “The first EcoFest event was a great success, proving that people consciously want to make a difference to their environment.

 

“With the declaration of Warwick District Council’s Climate Emergency, there has never been a more critical time for us all to look at making positive changes that will improve both our own and the planet’s health.

 

“Our Climate Emergency Action Plan is designed to improve our residents’ standard of living by addressing traffic congestion, improving air quality and enhancing biodiversity.”

 

The inaugural event in May 2019 attracted over 1,000 visitors to the Pump Room Gardens.

 

The event is designed to help individuals and families learn how to make more environmentally friendly and healthy choices, explore their local green spaces and become more active in the process.

 

Cllr Rhead added: “It’s an event that’s good for you and good for the planet, so come along and take part in the diverse range of activities, enjoy the locally sourced and sustainable food including vegan and vegetarian options, and see how we can all get active in our district’s parks.”

 

To keep up to date with the event:

Visit the website – www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ecofest

 

Join the Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/176262917550439 

 

Written by: David Watkins

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