Hundreds gather for a celebration of healthy living and eco-friendliness

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The Spring Green Fair returned to Buckingham last weekend, providing a day of family-friendly entertainment and environmental activities. 

The festive event was organized by the Town’s council on the cattle pen’s area of town’s hight street.  

The event drew a large crowd, with many families that were treated to stalls that included local farmers selling fresh produce, environmental groups showcasing their initiatives, and vendors offering sustainable products. 

The free, fun and informative event ran from 10am to 2pm as guests danced to live music from the Buckingham ukulele group and wandered the area filled with a total of 17 organisations, local companies and charity groups.   

Many stalls came with educative activities along with children’s arts and crafts activities, that kept everyone entertained throughout the day. 

Traders included The Greener Padbury Group who hosted an activity on how to create a bird feeder form seeds and apples. Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, El Finca Monte, Greatmoor Energy from Waste and Buckinghamshire Community Energy that drew a crowd interested in reducing waste and save energy. 

There was a wide variety of goods and services on offer ranging from the WI’s hand-knitted coronation crowns, sustainable homewares, food and drink, jewellery, skincare and beauty products, homemade baked goods, garden products, as well as preloved teddy bears and renovated bicycles.

Town Councillors also answered questions on the Climate Emergency Action Plan as they distrusted wildflower seeds and stickers to guests.

Margaret Gateley, Town Mayor, said: “We have been doing this for a few years now because the council is very concerned about the climate emergency, and we are doing what we can to encourage the community to adopt more wildlife friendly practices.  

“We will plan this as an annual event at this time of the year, what we’re looking for is more community engagement with the issues about climate crisis so people can feel empowered to take simple actions in their everyday life, to improve the environment and to help save our planet for the future.” she added. 

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