Green fair proves a hit with eco-conscious Bury residents

Green Fair taking place at the Apex Bury St Edmunds. Pictured from the RSPB is Pippa Northway.

Green Fair taking place at the Apex Bury St Edmunds. Pictured from the RSPB is Pippa Northway. - Credit: Gregg Brown

More than 900 people picked up tips on everything from eco camping to composting as experts shared their knowledge of all things green at a sustainable living fair in Bury St Edmunds.

Green Fair taking place at the Apex Bury St Edmunds.

Green Fair taking place at the Apex Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The event at the Apex on Saturday involved a number of interactive displays, and focussed on repairing, recycling and upcycling.

Among the special guests were waste champion, Karen Cannard, who hosted a question and answer session on reducing food waste and gardening expert, Bob Flowerdew of ‘Gardeners Question Time’ speaking about recycling in the garden.

Visitors to the fair could bring a bike along for a free safety check, which proved very popular, and get advice on upcycling from a talented textile artist.

This year was the third Sustainable Living Green Fair in the town and for the first time, people were invited to bring broken electrical appliances along to get them fixed free of charge by technicians.


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Fiona Strachan, one of the organisers, said: “We counted 900 people through the door which is fantastic and the best attendance yet.”

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