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Christmas Jumper Swap Meet

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Saturday, 18th November 2023

Royston Library

The Royston Envirnmental Group, in association with the WasteAware Hertfordshire Partnership, held a Christmas Jumber Swap Meet.

Who says you have to be a dedicated follower of fashion? Here was an opportunity to refresh your wardrobe with some pre-loved daft jumpers for the festive celebrations. You could bring along your old jumpers and swap them for something else which may have taken your fancy.

Plastic Free Picnic

Sunday, 2nd July 2023

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that provides a wealth of information to enable millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so that we can all benefit from cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

To celebrate the beginning of the challenge Royston Environmental Group hosted a “Plastic Free Picnic” in a leafy copse overlooking the Heath on Sunday 2nd July, the first local event of its kind. Luckily it was a dry and breezy day and a number of individuals and families arrived with their carefully prepared picnics. The simple rule was no single-use plastics, while reusable containers and active travel (walking, wheeling and cycling) were encouraged. The group sat on blankets and shared information about where they buy their non-plastic wrapped groceries and recipes for the food they had brought along. Children could take part in a Scavenger Hunt where they identified flowers, birds and mini beasts that live on the Heath without disturbing them.

It is hoped that this will become an annual event with a view to more locals adopting a more eco-aware way of living by reducing the amount of plastics we use in every day activities. For more information about Plastic Free July® visit

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