On Saturday 12th October, about 300 people participated in the Eco Fayre held at St John’s Church.

Many of the churches have registered for Eco Church award and as part of that, representatives from various churches organised the Fayre to inspire everyone to consider how we can make a difference to the environmental issues of our time. Alison Firth, Mayor of Kenilworth, opened the event and spoke words to encourage everyone. Stalls in the church had representatives from local campaigning groups such as Plastic Free Kenilworth and Kenilworth Fairtrade group, demonstrations of using fabric gift wrap and making plant pots from newspaper, stalls selling fabric goods, zero plastic food and toiletries, local made jams and lots more. Talks included Slim your Bin scheme and cycling in Kenilworth. There was an opportunity to spend time reflecting on what part we can play in limiting environmental damage and outside there were examples of electric cars and a solar panel. Great cakes and soup helped to sustain everyone and the buzz of conversation showed that many people were engaging with the important issues.

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Some quotes written on Facebook page

“Well done to the team for organising a really enjoyable, informative and successful day! Such a lovely atmosphere. The soup was yummy!”

“Lovely community, welcoming feel to the fayre this morning – thank you”

“We as ElectrAA had a very interesting day talking to a lot of lovely people about Electric cars. It wasn’t as warm as inside the church but we didn’t get rained on and the refreshments were amazingly good. Please ask us back next year!”

Rev Andrew Attwood welcomes Kenilworth Mayor, Alison Firth
Kenilworth Mayor, Alison Firth, opens event
Kenilworth Honey
Heart of England Organic Group
Kenilworth – a Fairtrade Town
Plastic Free Kenilworth
Making Newspaper Pots
Allotment Society making trays for newspaper pots
Zero Store
Refreshments Area
Various Stalls
The Main Hall