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Barkingside to host environmental Eco Fest

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 September 2017

The I Heart Barkingside festival at Ken Aston Square last month. Redbridge Recycling stall with Tracey  Bond, Habiba Ahmed, Cllr Rawnak, Liam Newton, Rose Lee and John Farewell. Habiba will be running the Eco Fest on September 26. Picture: Ken Mears

The I Heart Barkingside festival at Ken Aston Square last month. Redbridge Recycling stall with Tracey Bond, Habiba Ahmed, Cllr Rawnak, Liam Newton, Rose Lee and John Farewell. Habiba will be running the Eco Fest on September 26. Picture: Ken Mears

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Community champions and environmental campaigners are holding an informative fun day in Ken Aston Square later this month.

On September 26, Barkingside 21 and Amey, Redbridge Council’s recycling contractor, are hosting Eco Fest from 2pm until 6pm in the square off High Street, Barkingside.

The groups will be helping businesses with their recyling, explaining how they can help the environment and encouraging shops to cut down on food waste.

Amey’s Habiba Ahmed, 49, told the Recorder: “We want to get everybody together, show them what more they can do and how we can help. Everything is valuable, everything is a resource.”

Ken Aston Square will be filled with fun activities from story telling for the children, to a smoothie bike and face painting.

Shops along Barkingside High Street will be taught about fly tipping.

Ms Ahmed said: “We need to help the community know what is available to them.”

Barkingside 21 hopes to educate youngsters about recycling and food waste as well.

Ms Ahmed added: “We want to try and make a difference.

“It’s nice to have a good relationship with the community and appreciate what they are doing.”


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