THERE will be no need to wait until September ends as Oswestry is set to hold its first ‘Green Day’ next month.

The town’s ‘Green Day’ – on Saturday, June 15 – is a free event that will take place from 10am to 2pm in Oswestry, and will focus on the environment, sustainability and biodiversity.

Green Day is being organised by Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry in Bloom whose chairman, Natalie Bainbridge, insisted will be 'fun and educational for all those who attend'.


She said: "We envisage Oswestry's Green Day being an informative, interactive, entertaining day for all the family and, above all, fun."

Councillor Olly Rose, who represents Oswestry Town Council on Oswestry In Bloom, added: "Oswestry Town Council is really pleased to support this event to celebrate all of the great initiatives in our town to protect and improve the environment."

Expert advice on wildlife, gardening, composting, creating wildflower meadows and reusing and recycling will be available from stands on the Bailey Head and in Cross Street.

Eco friendly products will be on sale, such as accessories, homeware and jewellery made from reclaimed materials, as well as organic and vegan food.

The Marches Energy Agency will be on hand to provide information on energy efficiency, home insulation, grant schemes and sample energy-saving devices, along with Shropshire Council’s Affordable Warmth Energy Efficiency Team.

A spokesman for the event added that there will be more stalls for people to gain a true experience of bio-diversity ideas, and that there will be activities for children too.

They said: “Oswestry Beekeepers will have a demonstration beehive and local honey for sale, while eco-friendly businesses will promote buying local and using refills to cut down on packaging and waste.

“Shropshire Wildlife Trust have helpful information on wildlife-friendly gardening and local nurseries will be selling insect-friendly plants.

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“In addition, there will be hands-on demonstrations on how to repair inner tubes, make swift nesting boxes and repair garments, along with interactive games and children’s activities.

“Away from the market area, 'With Love From' will have a pop-up shop and workshops in the Memorial Hall and Oswestry In Bloom will have a plant swap and refreshments at the Willow Garden opposite the Library.

“Come along to explore changes to daily living that may help to protect the environment and could save money.”