Saturday 15 February, 9am - 12noon, Hale Village Hall
Wednesday 29 January, 7:30pm, The Bull
Green Group meeting
You are welcome to come and join us to share ideas on how to promote a better local environment and sustainability more generally. Or - just come along and find out more about what's happening. Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 14 February, 2-4pm, Downton Baptist Church
Pick up some 'pre-loved' clothes for free! Upstairs in the church - refreshments available; everyone welcome to pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Donations of clothes welcome: the church is generally open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sunday mornings until 1pm. More information from Downton Baptist Church - including FAQs.
Saturday 21 March, 12 noon - 3 pm, Memorial Hall
Spring Green Fair
This is our chance to showcase some of the green initiatives that are currently taking place in the community, and to give people the chance to join in and help make Downton go green. As an added incentive we will be serving home-made soup - as well as cakes and drinks.
For gardeners, there will be a range of plants and seeds to swap and to buy: early vegetable and herb seedlings to get the growing season off to a good start, the popular ‘seed swap’ and the chance to buy small quantities of fresh seeds. Experts will be on hand to advise on gardening sustainably, attracting pollinators, conserving water and making your garden eco-friendly. There will be free starter packs available for children who want to have a go at “growing their own”.
With the following day being Mothers’ Day, there will also be planet friendly gifts to buy.
This is also an opportunity to come and find out about some of the many projects that currently contribute to making our community more sustainable - the local recycling ‘shed’; the Lover repair cafe; making eco-bricks; the ‘plastic free’ Downton initiative; the Clothing Exchange; Hale Food Market - to name but a few. Do come along and find out more - you might be surprised at how much is already happening in the village. Or even feel inspired to join us to help make Downton greener still.