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CAL hub has stall you need at Beeston Festival

By Abi Paterson, Hub Worker at Our Future Beeston

The 22nd of June saw the sun come out for the 30th year of Beeston Festival, where over 6,000 people from the local area and beyond came to the community-led event.

Organised and run by local volunteers, Beeston Festival is a prime example of how strong the community networks are within the area. An array of stalls filled Cross Flatts Park, topped off with a funfair and food from all over the globe! Entertainment spanned from sporting activities like rock climbing and cricket, to music and dancing courtesy of artists from local migrant and refugee communities.

Our Future Beeston had a stall promoting climate action and examples of the work the hub has been involved in, alongside an activity where people could sow seeds or plant flowers in pots to take home. Approximately 50 people visited the stall and planted a variety of vegetable and flower seeds in compostable coffee cups, or asked for information on horticulture, recycling, or different climate activities within the community.

Other environmental and sustainability resources were available for people to take and use such as the ‘Energy Saving’ booklet produced by OFB, which guides people on how to save money, energy usage, and the planet.

We also encouraged people to think about their impact on the world and make a climate pledge! This included promises such as walking to school more, picking up litter that has been left on the ground, and buying second-hand items or clothing.

The stall was a space to cultivate connections between groups in the area, network, and share ideas of how people can work together for a greener and more climate-conscious community.

Overall, it was a lovely day filled with community spirit and fun!

Want to find out more about Our Future Beeston and potentially get involved? Just head to their Facebook page.


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