Oswestry’s first Green Day will take place on Saturday 15 June from 10am to 2pm in Oswestry town centre. This free event will focus on the environment, sustainability and biodiversity.

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

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.

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.

Green Day is being organised by Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry in Bloom.

Natalie Bainbridge, Chair of Oswestry In Bloom said “We envisage Oswestry’s Green Day being an informative, interactive, entertaining day for all the family and, above all, fun.” Cllr Olly Rose, who represents Oswestry Town Council on Oswestry In Bloom, added that “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.”

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

Natalie Bainbridge and Cllr Olly Rose.