The VegVan comes to Hackbridge!

Looking for somewhere to get fresh, affordable, local fruit and veg in Hackbridge? Well look no further as Hackbridge Station now has a new mobile local food stall in the form of a vegetable covered converted milkfloat - the new Veg Van. The Veg Van has been set up by local environmental charities BioRegional as part of the One Planet Food programme and will be having markets every Wednesday at Hackbridge station from 4.30 – 8pm as well as visiting local schools.

The project has also recently launched Sutton’s first community farm near Wallington / Carshalton, providing local residents with a shared, supported growing space. Do drop us a line if you would like to get involved: anna.francis@bioregional.com 020 8404 7085 and www.suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk

The project is run in partnership with EcoLocal who are offering a range of food growing and healthy eating activities are also available, contact: mike@ecolocal.org.uk for more details.


Turn plastic bottles into bird feeders and drip watering gadgets

www.lakeland.co.uk market some useful adapters that transform a plastic drinks bottle into a hanging bird feeder or a pot plant waterer or a drip feeder.


Low Carbon Zone

If you live in Lyle Close, New Road , Oakdale Way , Orchard Avenue , Orchard Road , Percy Road , Seymour Road, Spencer Road , Wolseley Road , Wood Street , York Street then you live in Sutton's Low Carbon Zone.

This means you can benefit from the following free schemes:

EcoTeams – work together with your neighbours to make small changes to your lifestyle but a big difference to the environment! Participants save an average of £170 a year on their energy and water bills whilst cutting their CO2 emissions by 17%.

Home Energy Audits – to give you an insight into how and where energy is lost from your home. Each audited household will also receive £300-worth of free energy-saving devices!

Installation of Home Energy Saving Measures – including insulation and boiler replacements, worth around £1,000 per home.

For more information about the Low Carbon Zone, please visit the website: www.sutton.gov.uk/lcz


Why not recycle your clothes, toys, books and nursery equipment to Kid Stop?

Kid Stop is a community enterprise based in Mitcham selling affordable children’s goods, working in the good old ‘bring-and-buy’ principle - you can recycle good quality items that your children no longer need and in return receive discounts to purchase items your kids do need. Or you can just pop in for a chat and find that bargain.

The shop in Mitcham is open Monday to Friday 10-4pm and the mobile shop travels across the area (see website for locations & dates on other events). For each bag of good quality useable children’s Clothes, Toys or Books donated we offer 20% discount voucher to be used in our Kid Stop outlets. You can drop goods off at the Mitcham site Monday to Friday from 9-4pm at Unit 3, 24 Wandle Way, Willow Lane Ind Estate, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4NB. Click here to download our leaflet.

Tel 020 8640 1623, email kidstop@thevineproject.org or visit www.kidstop-cic.co.uk or www.thevineproject.org


Some eco-friendly websites to check out:

Please let us know of any more which you find useful.








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