Sunday, September 24, 2023

Election-Free Zone As Community Comes Together For Belper Goes Green

Belper Goes Green organisers have declared their 5th annual festival an Election-free Zone – a haven from the campaigning, rosettes, hectoring and baby-kissing that we’ll all be thoroughly sick of by the time the festival kicks off on Friday 2nd June.

There will, however, be space to learn about environmental issue, the work of charities and the activities of local community groups. Around 30 such organisations have booked stalls so you can learn about:

• Environmental and campaigning groups such as RSPB, Woodland Trust, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Global Justice, The Black Fish, Amnesty, Greenpeace, Waingroves Community Woodland Trust, CND, Amber Valley Against Fracking and Wild Things,
• Charities such as Friends of the Baby Unit, Oxfam, Community of Aidan and Hilda, and Rams Active,
• Community groups and organisations such as Belper Arts Festival, Derwent Valley Trust, Belper Gardening Club, Friends of Belper Parks, Neighbourhood Plan for Belper Group,  Nailed Community online magazine, Hope for Belper, Blue Box, Belper Early Years Fun, Belper Food Assembly, Forging Futures and Churches Together in Belper.

Many of these groups will have activities you can take part in such as planting seeds and making bees to add to the willow beehive being made at the festival.

All in all this is an incredible display of our community coming together to make Belper a better place to live regardless of political affiliation.

These stalls will be open on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June

For more information and a list of confirmed stall bookings see the website here.

David George

Former Editor of Derby's CAMRA Magazine Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green Founder, Transition Belper

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