Fab family afternoon gets us all thinking green

A great time was had by all at the Green Thinking Fair on Mill Hill on Saturday 23 February.

Seaward Band played a toe tapping set for us

Seaward Band kept us entertained

Crabs made from rubbish collected on Deal Beach Clean, including lego bricks, Smint boxes, various plastic lids etc

Kids got involved in making crabs from Deal Beach Clean waste

Kids getting their hands dirty assembling their grass caterpillars

Kids were invited to make grass caterpillars at one of the craft stalls

Poster encouraging local families to come along to our fun afternoon in Mill Hill

Poster advertising the Fair

Held at St Richard’s Church Hall, the Green Thinking fair was a really upbeat and inspiring event.

Mike Eddy said, “Thanks to all who joined us in Mill Hill especially the fantastic local stallholders (Anne’s reflexology, Mrs Howie’s Eco stall, Future Foundry, Margie’s vegan cakes, repairers from Dover Repair Café), artists (Penny Bearman, Pam Cutler and Kath Love and Plastic Free Deal + Dover) and musicians (the spine-tingling Seaward Band).

We could see how much excellent work is being done in the community, which my new colleagues are fully involved in. Thanks also to all who donated to the raffle; the first prize was a family cycling voucher donated by Betteshanger Community Park.”

There was a lively discussion on the problems of austerity Britain led by former Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett. Natalie pointed out how, on many councils up and down our land, new ways are being found by Green Councillors to make councils carbon neutral by 2030. Bristol, Scarborough and Oxford are some of 25 examples of commitments made in the last two months.

One of the Green Party organisers, Christine Oliver, said, “This was an exchange of the sort of ideas that really give people hope for a fairer future.”

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