A VALE village is going green next month with a range of events over nine days.
Tisbury Parish Council will host the celebration of local action on Climate Change from June 10 to 18.
The council’s Environmental Committee and a number of local organisations have organised Events as part of a nationwide campaign.
The week kicks off on June 10 with an Allotment Society Open Day, childrens’ workshops at Tisbury Childrens’ Community Garden, an Eco Trail organised by Nadder Community Energy and the official opening of an Exhibition of Photographs submitted to our ‘Flora and Fauna’ competition with ‘Letters to tomorrow’.
During the week there are a series of events, including a children’s film screening, talks about local climate and environmental issues including local farming and our local river, The Nadder.
With a Great Big Green Week Quiz, an environmentally-based comedy evening with Jacob Hulland and eco music at the skate park, organisers promise something for everyone.
The final weekend will see an Eco Car Boot Sale and Jumble Trail around Tisbury and some more children’s workshops at Tisbury Childrens’ Community Garden, with an Eco Market at the Nadder Centre on June 18.
Having seen the impact of climate change locally, not just in terms of the heatwave of 2022 but also local flooding, Simon Davison, chairman of Tisbury Parish Council, said: “Tisbury village is a big supporter of the Great Big Green week. Like every community, we need to find ways to protect our environment locally, as well as globally.”
Great Big Green Week is being organised nationally by The Climate Coalition, whose members include the National Trust, WWF, Women’s Institute, Oxfam, and the RSPB.
For more information about national events during the Great Big Green Week, visit greatbiggreenweek.com, and for more on Tisbury events, see www.tisbury-wiltshire-pc.gov.uk.