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Free activities in Haverhill on Saturday aim to inspire people to 'build a greener future'




Haverhill Town Council has put together a mini green market to recognise the end of the Great Big Green Week, a nationwide celebration of action on climate change that has been taking place across the UK and ends on Sunday.

From 10.30am to 2.30pm on The Market Square on Saturday, the town council, under its Sustainable Haverhill banner, has organised a free drop-in children’s workshop where participants can decorate their own reusable canvas shopping bag.

Haverhill town councillor Lora Miller Jones who sits on the Energy and Sustainable said: “Sustainable Haverhill is Haverhill’s community-based initiative to make Haverhill carbon neutral by 2050.

The Old Haverhill Cobblers Band will be playing in Haverhill town centre this Saturday. Picture by Mark Westley
The Old Haverhill Cobblers Band will be playing in Haverhill town centre this Saturday. Picture by Mark Westley

“We hope this event will help engage residents and inspire them to get involved and start taking small steps to build a greener future.”

There will be another a free drop-in activity organised by Haverhill Tree Wardens where participants learn about and plant their own seedlings.

Entertainment will be provided by local folk ensemble, The Old Haverhill Cobblers Band, between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

The Keep Haverhill Recycling collection point will be operating as part of the mini green market. Submitted picture
The Keep Haverhill Recycling collection point will be operating as part of the mini green market. Submitted picture

And there will be a further chance to bring your hard to recycle household waste (such as crisp packets and tetrapacks) to the Keep Haverhill Recycling stand.

Haverhill Arts Centre will be offering vegan burgers plus a chance to win tickets to see the Escape From Extinction film which screens at the arts centre on Wednesday, October 6.

There will also be opportunities to learn more about ecological issues and sustainability from The Eco News who publish the latest positive environmental news to inspire and guide to living a sustainable and an eco lifestyle.

Take your own reusable bottles to fill up on environmentally friendly cleaning products for both houses and humans.

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