Its 10 am to 3 pm at Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve Beech Lane, Earley.
Come and join in the fun!
Visit the variety of stalls including –
Environmental – RSPB, BBOWT, Ramblers, Reading Ornithological Club, Sustrans, Friends of the Earth, Earley Environmental Group, Recycling, ECONET,
Butterflies and moths
Craft and charity stalls
Refreshments – have a cup of tea, cakes etc
Face painting for the kids and other activities
Cakes & Jams
and many others
This event is organised by the Park Rangers Service. For more information
please phone 0118 9868995
It was a fun afternoon, lots of people enjoyed themselves. It was hot then wet then hot again. I was wearing my solar powered hat fan, which got a certain amount of comment.
I spent the afternoon helping at the Friends of the Earth stall, mostly talking about the Rushey Mead Wind Farm. Most people liked the idea, the turbines would be next to the M4 so the slight sound they make would not be heard over the car noise. But a small number of people have formed an anti group, calling themselves HARM. They even came to the Green Fair, though there message is NIMBY and anti Green.
Like many people I like the look of turbines, but a few people think that turbines do not look good. I pointed out that motorways look worse, but that gets ignored. The main point I made was to encourage the undecided to stand under the Green Park turbine, and judge for themselves.
We also talked to people about what can be recycled on the Kerbside, a disappointing list of things can not. Most plastics, glass, timber etc.