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Green Weekend comes to Lambourn Valley

The first Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley will take place later this month.

Households in the valley produce 40 per cent higher greenhouse gas emissions on average than households in Newbury, due to people travelling more, but with fewer public transport options available.

To overcome this, the event will showcase eco projects and explore new ways to protect biodiversity and reduce our carbon footprint.

Green Weekend comes to the Lambourn Valley
Green Weekend comes to the Lambourn Valley

A variety of events will be running from Friday, April 28, to Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, in Great Shefford, East Garston, Eastbury and Lambourn.

These include a repair café, a bat talk and walk, 'pasture for life' farm visits, Bishop of Oxford's eco message, pot-luck supper, scything and sustainable cookery demonstrations, wildlife gardening advice and habitat visits, plant swaps, electric vehicle display and home energy advice and screening of a David Attenborough documentary, followed by a discussion with weather and climate professor Sir Brian Hoskins.

All events are free except for the Mediterranean Supper on Sunday, April 30, which costs £15 and must be pre-booked by April 20 by contacting Priscilla's Kitchen at Priscillas.kitchen@btconnect.com

Visit https://www.facebook.com/lambournvalleyecocommunity or email ecoeastgarston@gmail.com to view the full weekend schedule.

Visitors are encouraged to use the Number 4 bus for the Bus Safari visiting eco projects along the valley on Friday, April 28, and to visit the repair café and eco talks, stalls and demonstrations in East Garston on Saturday, April 29.

Alternatively, register at liftshare.com/uk/community/westberkshire to take advantage of the new Liftshare scheme West Berkshire Council is piloting to help people save money and reduce car journeys.

Disabled and a small amount of free general parking will be available.

The organisers would like to thank GreenFest, HEAT and Sporting Agenda for their support.

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