Mayor Vince Bradbury opened the town’s first Green Fair in the Gill Nethercott Centre, by complimenting the groups that had come together to make it possible. The day buzzed as the visitors mingled and chatted to stall holders, tried out the electric cars, discussed farming, organic, energy and transport issues, rode around the hall in the three-wheeled cycle, won prizes on the tombola, voted in the Photo Competition, searched for hidden carrots on the stands and enjoyed the FreeTrade teas and coffees.

Visitors flock to the Green Fair

And throughout all this, six informative talks/workshops were held ranging from talks on energy saving to an introduction to LETS, the local trading scheme soon to be launched as part of Whitchurch’s exciting new Community Town Website.

Meanwhile upstairs the Library had a special display of environment focused books while shops around the Town had participated by decorating windows, with Serenity, Pauline Forster and Dowlings all taking part.

Thanks are due to SEEDA (South East England Development Agency) who helped make the event possible.