Great Big Green Week is running from 24th September to 2nd October this year. This is the UK's biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
The concept for Great Big Green Week was created by The Climate Coalition and events in Chester, including the Great Big Green Week Festival in Grosvenor Park, are run by EcoCommunities.
Various groups have organised activities during the week to celebrate Tattenhall's ways of supporting these goals.
Keeping our streets clean and free from litter
Throughout the week the volunteer litter pickers will be tidying their areas of the village culminating in a collection of their rubbish which will be photographed for everyone to see.
Enjoy a Bee friendly treat at Alison's Cafe
During the week go along to Alison's Cafe for a coffee and Bee friendly cake. Alison is kindly donating 50p from the sale of each cake towards buying more wildflower seed for the mini meadows in the village next Spring.
Enjoying our green spaces and keeping healthy
The Sports Club held a Fun Family day on Sunday so the green spaces around the club could be enjoyed by everyone. They provided free dog poo bags thanks to the Parish Council. The club is also going to support the mini meadow project by finding a space to create a new meadow next year.
Tattenhall becoming free from single use plastic
The village is well on the way to gaining the Bronze level for reducing Single Use Plastic.
Tattenhall Park Primary School
The school is having a talk about single use plastic later in the month and the children will be making a special sculpture to go in the park to remind people to put their litter in the bins.The Eco Committee will be deciding on a school project during the week.
Help with reduction of energy
It is hoped that the village can borrow a thermal imaging camera to help people see where the heat is leaking from their homes. People need to sign up at any of the Parish Council surgeries which are now being re- instated.
Sandy Bears have surpassed themselves, they are:
Car sharing/walking to work
Nature trails and exploration
Planting bee bombs
Plastic free day
Planting Winter vegetables on the allotment
Turning the electric down 2 deg
Well done to the nursery for covering so many topics in one week!
The church is holding a meeting for their congregation to explain all the good work they have in hand and what comes next:
Reducing and eliminating single use plastic
Reducing their energy costs
Planting a mini meadow in the church next Spring and designing a Prayer Garden
Reduction is the use of paper
A sales table to recycle redundant items
The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm
The ice cream farm has generously agreed to donate more wildflower seed to the village for next years mini meadows
We will be identifying new areas for mini meadows for next Spring plus helping supply information about how to save energy.
A Repair Cafe was successfully held on Sunday 25th September, where 20 items were mended, and saved from going to landfill. The next one will be at the end of October- 30th, Sunday morning at the Barbour Institute.
There is still time for you to think of ways to reduce, reuse it recycle.