Eco Fair 2021
Eco Fair - Saturday 25 September 2021, 9am-12noon
Organised by Sustainable Epsom and Ewell in conjunction with St. Martin of Tours Church, Epsom.
Our Eco Fair is a great opportunity to discover a wide range of local (and not so local) green groups, businesses and campaigns. Pop in at any time during the morning.
The Eco Fair will provide:
INFORMATION: practical ideas about what we can do individually and as a community around climate change issues. For those who don’t know where or how to start the stalls will provide an opportunity to chat to others and explore the opportunities
LINKS: there are amazing things happening, so it is good to meet like-minded people for mutual support
RESOURCES: a forum for climate-focused action groups
Range of stalls
There will be a wide range of stalls at the Eco Fair including:
Dr Bike - Bring your bike along for a free cycle check. The full list of bike parts that are checked during a Dr Bike session can be viewed on the Epsom and Ewell Cycling Action Group website. After checking your bike, cyclists are given a Dr Bike checklist so that, after you have been shown how to use it, you can check your own bike every month or so.
Package Less - Bring along your containers to buy refills of store cupboard and cleaning items. Package Less is the mobile zero waste stall which can usually be found at Epsom market on Thursday and Saturdays. For more information check out their website.
Sustainable Epsom and Ewell - Come along and meet the Sustainable Epsom and Ewell team, learn about ways to reduce your environmental impact and help us lobby for action and change! Browse our website for more information about living sustainably in Epsom and Ewell or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Epsom and Ewell Tree Advisory Board - The Epsom & Ewell Tree Advisory Board (EETAB) is a well-established volunteer group helping to safeguard the Borough's trees. Come along and find out about the practical work EETAB carry out and how you can help. Their projects include: planting in parks and schools, protecting existing trees in the Borough and promoting tree planting projects, particularly the replacement of street trees.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Waste Services Team - Meet representatives from the local Council and find out more about waste collection and recycling in the borough.
Epsom Repair Café - Find out more about Epsom's new Repair Café which is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 2pm-5pm at Epsom Methodist Church.
Surrey's Wildflowering Project - Surrey's Wildflowering Project is a community-led initiative aimed to build a partnership that enables wildflowering in our county as well as promoting and celebrating the borough's/district's diverse environments.
Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy - Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy run a facebook group which promotes and organises litter picks in the Borough and highlights the great work done by litter picking individuals and groups. Meet the team to find out how you can help!
BeesMAX (M Gale member of Epsom Beekeepers) - Come along and meet local beekeeper Mark Gale to find out more about his beehive at St Martins Primary School and his organisation BeesMAX , Look on his YouTube channel for more information about reversing the decline of the UK bee population. There will be a short video to watch and real honey comb to see.
Epsom Common Association - The Epsom Common Association supports the preservation and protection of Epsom Common, a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Ecovols is the volunteer group of the Epsom Common Association, who carry out a variety of conservation projects on the Common throughout the year.
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council Countryside Team - The Countryside Team is responsible for managing biodiversity and improving public access on Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve, Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve and the Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve in accordance with the site management plans. In addition, the Team coordinate the delivery of the Epsom & Ewell Local Biodiversity Action Plan and comment on planning applications in reference to their impact on the borough’s biodiversity.
Lower Mole Partnership - The Lower Mole Partnership comprises boroughs, districts and other organisations and has been in existence since 1983. It was the first countryside management project to be established in the north Surrey area. The Partnership has built up a large and enthusiastic, dedicated volunteer group which carries out a wide range of practical conservation tasks. They implement improvements to the local countryside, 3 days a week (Tues, Weds, Thurs), whatever the weather, throughout the year.
Eco Church group from Epsom Methodist Church - You may have seen the Epsom Methodist Church Eco Church's stand at the Farmers Market on the first Sunday each month. Come along and meet their team and find out what they are doing to encourage individuals to do our bit to reduce the impact of Climate Change.
SUEZ - Find out about the Revive re-use shop run by SUEZ at the community recycling centre at Randalls Road, Leatherhead.
In addition to the stalls there will also be information available about the following initiatives and groups:
More Than Weeds - “More Than Weeds” is a project aimed at changing our perception of urban plants growing on walls, pavement and tree pits, through walks, social media campaigns, exhibitions and publications.
Grow Cook Enjoy's "Crops in Abundance" scheme
Knepp rewilding project
World Land Trust