Plans for green festival under way

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MORE organisations have signed up to take part in a town’s first eco week.

The Havant Goes Greener event runs in the last full week of May and will celebrate the green way of life while educating residents on how to live more sustainably.

There will be events throughout the borough all week, beginning with a workshop at The Spring, East Street, and the screening of the film No Impact Man.

Other events include workshops on how to keep bees, how to garden without using chemicals, and ways to travel around Havant without the car, using bike, bus and foot.

The week ends on Saturday May 28 with the Family Green Living Fair, in Havant Park.

Groups taking part include Hampshire Wildlife Trust, the RSPB, Portsmouth Bee Keepers and Highbury College.

Invitations have been sent to 40 local groups.

Ray Cobbett is the co-ordinator for Havant Friends of the Earth.

He said: ‘We want to celebrate all things green in the borough with local groups and firms devoted to gardening, growing food, woodlands and habitat conservation, recycling, caring for wildlife and sustainable transport.’

Havant Goes Greener is supported by Havant Borough Council, Friends of the Earth and Havant Transition Network

To book a stall at the Family Green Living Fair, or to arrange for an event to be included, write to 26 Beach Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7JS, call 01243) 389487 or email info@havantgoes greener.org.uk.

For more information go to havantgoesgreener.org.uk