Story: Fran Belbin
This year’s Environment Day took place on 23rd May and was possibly the most successful yet with residents once again treated to glorious weather and a brilliant atmosphere in Abbeyfield Park.
Many of the regular stalls and activities were here, promoting recycling, composting and environmental projects. Stalls selling plants and food and the bike doctor were doing a roaring trade and the kids had pony rides, football and a coconut shy to keep them entertained. A new feature this year was the “buskers’ corner” on the steps on Abbeyfield Park House, with sets from John and Dick on guitar and harmonica, Terry on ukulele and Julie on guitar. Recycled clothes were also selling so well that Transition Burngreave are now hoping to organise a clothes swap on 4th July (for more info contact Lynn 243 6398).
The only disappointment was that some things sold out so quickly – Arwa’s falafels were all gone by 2.15 and hanging baskets within an hour of opening! Fortunately extra supplies were brought in to keep everybody happy!