Green Fair - We'll be there

Residents who want to be more eco-aware need look no further than Ely Cathedral’s Green Fair this weekend (Saturday 5 August).

Experts from East Cambridgeshire District Council will be on hand to offer information and advice to anyone who wants to support the environment and help create a cleaner, greener, East Cambridgeshire.

The Green Fair will take place both on the Cathedral's grounds as well as the Council's Palace Green area, immediately in front of the Cathedral. The fair is completely FREE to enter. No need to book, just visit any time between 10am and 4pm.

Interactive displays will be available to showcase different types of energy saving measures – such as solar panels and air source heat pumps – all of which can have a massive impact on the energy efficiency of our homes. Alongside this, the council’s Home Energy Team, with support from environmental charity PECT will be providing information on grants and other support available to local residents.

The climate team will be asking people to vote for which locally endangered animal they would like the council to prioritise for support as part of its Species Recovery Programme.

Residents are being asked to choose between otters, hedgehogs, bees, bats, toads and owls, all of which need help. The animal which receives the most votes will be officially incorporated into the council’s Environment Plan and measures then put in place to enhance and protect their habitats.

There will also be a mini trail for children and a Lego animal building play space.

Rubbish and recycling will be the topic of conversation for visitors to the East Cambs Street Scene’s creative stand. ECSS collects waste on behalf of the council and its experts will be chatting to residents about recycling, how to minimise food waste and future plans to help the district become one of the top performing areas for recycling in the country. There will also be a recycling relay for children.

PECT will also be exhibiting work from local schools that have signed up to the Council’s Eco Charter including King’s Ely primary, Robert Arkenstall in Haddenham and Soham Village College. There will also be educational opportunities for children including planting and crafts.