Eco Fair in Harestock

Littleton and Harestock welcome their first Eco-Fair

Residents of Littleton and Harestock met with local councillors and volunteers at an Eco-Fair in Harestock last Saturday.  A solar powered train set captured the attention of local people who took the chance to visit stalls about saving home energy, reducing household waste and improving local biodiversity.

Stall holders chatted to people about its neighbourhood meadow initiative and took away packets of wildflower and grass seeds for their own garden projects.   Advice about improving the energy efficiency of homes will help to reduce energy bills this winter and residents could sign up for the loan of the Parish Thermal Imaging Camera to track down spots in their homes where heat escapes. 

PACE has created a popular A-Z list of how and where to recycle locally and this is also available on the Parish website – from aluminium, bras and corks through to stamps, vapes and writing instruments.  There was definite interest in a local branch of the Winchester Repair Café, and the Parish Council is keen to hear from local repairers and others who might become part of this – either as a volunteer or as a user.

The Parish Council was really pleased with the public interest and support it received.  The PACE chair, Cllr Liz Winn, said afterwards “It was a really enjoyable event for everyone involved and linking it to Winchester Green Week and the City’s Mass Bike Ride gave it a strong focus. There is definitely local recognition that more needs to be done to tackle the climate emergency.  We are always looking for volunteers to join our group to provide information and to get involved in local initiatives.”

Image: Waste Prevention stand at Harestock Eco Fair

Contact:  Parish Clerk  01962 886507