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Don’t miss the Redbridge Green Fair this Sunday!

Held once every 2 years, The Redbridge Green Fair is a large, vibrant, inclusive community festival with a “green” theme that raises public awareness of environmental issues and brings the community and businesses together in Valentines Park, Ilford.

This year the Green Fair takes place on Sunday 25 May from 11.30am to 7pm in Melbourne Field, Valentines Park. 

The fair will showcase free, low carbon and simple arts activities for children and adults with the help of local community artists, including construction with paper and wire and tie dying. There will be workshops including composting, vegetable growing, a ‘food miles’ run, recycled bikes for sale, Dr Bikes, a large tryout bikes area, eco shopping tips, craft and mending/repairing activities, bread cooking, drumming, a give and take area and a large solar cinema. The food available will be healthy, wonderful, diverse and solely vegetarian to promote lower carbon dietary choices. Even our music stage will be powered by a fire engine-cum-solar generator!

Our aim is to help reduce the carbon footprint in Redbridge, to support the Council’s aim of reducing it by 30% and bring back community spirit!

Take a look at some of the exhibitors, performers and workshops that will be present at the fair:

Darcy Turner Workshops 

Iroko Theatre Company

Recycles Bike Sales Servicing & Repairs

Tony Harvey Cycle Coaching and Training

Fusion Foods: Pop Up Restaurant

Forest Recycling Project

Solar Cinema Groovy Picture House

For more information visit the website:

Redbridge Green Fair

Twitter @RdbrdgGreenFair

Guest Post: Ros Southern


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Claybury Park Coppicing

Here’s a shocking fact for you: a stocktake of UK wildlife has shown that nearly all our species are struggling to survive and that one in three have halved in numbers in the past 50 years.  Right across the UK our wildlife is in rapid decline due to the loss of their habitats and pollution.

It’s not just wildlife we are losing its plants too, our nature is in serious trouble and we need to do something about it.  Can you imagine a Britain with no birds, no plants, no insects, no fish? Do you want to? As Sir David Attenborough said in an interview with the Guardian, We should all be proud of the beauty we find on our own doorstep”.

Help us keep our nature thriving by volunteering at our conservation events. On Thursday 24 October we will working in Claybury Park to improve the woodland for wildlife. Come and have a go at coppicing – a woodland management technique in which the wood from a tree is harvested by cutting the tree to near ground level. The tree will then regrow over a period of years without needed to be replanted.

This free event is for adults and will be taking place between 10 am – 2.30 pm. If you would like to join us please meet at the Gate on Ravensbourne Gardens, near to junction with Wedmore Avenue IG5 0XF.

If you have any questions please give us a buzz on 020 8559 2316 or visit the Redbridge i conservation pages for more information.

Post Author: Emily Polling