St John’s Eco Fayre 2022: Reduce Waste, Live More Sustainably
Saturday 24th September 2022 13:00-16:00
St John’s Church will be hosting an eco fayre on Saturday 23rd September between 1pm-4pm at St John’s churchyard, Egham TW20 9HR
We invite the whole community to participate to find out about sustainable living to help improve our natural environment:
- Nature Exploration
- Good as New
- Eco-products for the home (bring your empty containers to refill)
- Really Really Free Market Stall
- Plant Swap
- Eco-cleaning tips
- Recycling Know-How
- Reduce Food Waste
- Bike Repair
- Apple Press
- River Thames Scheme
- Repair Clinic
- Ready Steady Cook
- Know How
- Kid’s Activities
- Cakes, Tea and coffee
- And more….
Our coaches are ready to enable you to repair items you would throw into the waste such as broken watches, fans, prams, gardening tools, and more. Please see our terms and conditions below.
River Thames Scheme A team from the Environmental Agency will be around to answer questions you have for how the scheme will affect you and the environment
We will have expert facilitators to show you how to:
– How to Sharpen tools: scissors, lawn mower blades, ….any types of blades. So bring your own blades
– How to rewire a plug
– Essential tools to have and why
– Using a mobile / tablets to take pictures, increase battery life, reduce energy loss
– Reduce your household energy usage
– Cook to reduce waste
National Trust There are many sites of special scientific interest in Runnymede that contain many rare and endangered species. The National Trust will be on hand to discuss the area and have activities for the children
Really Really Free Market Stall
Ready Steady Cook is a workshop to reduce food waste by teaching you to store food and learn to cook left overs. Tracy Hurley is a professional cook who will be leading the sessions. To book for the 13:00 session see here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-the-most-of-food-by-learning-to-store-foods-cook-session-1-tickets-418290998637
To book for the 15:00 session, see here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-the-most-of-food-by-learning-to-store-foods-cook-session-2-tickets-418296735797
Discover actions you can take to improve our local biodiversity. There will be activities for the family.
Learn about how you can reduce the amount of energy you use at home
**WARNING: You might learn tips that help you save money reducing your environmental impact!**
We will have people onsite who will help you understand the types of actions you can take
Terms and Conditions of the Repair Clinic
- All repairs carried out at the Repair Clinic (RC) are performed at the customer’s own risk. The advice and repair service is conducted by experienced volunteers and there is no charge, but donations are welcome to cover costs including hall hire, the purchase of tools and equipment and the development of the service.
- PLEASE NOTE: Dangerous tools and equipment are present and sometimes used in repairs. Parents must exercise control over, and be responsible for, the behaviour of their children whilst attending the RC.
- Neither the organisers of RC nor the repairers in personal capacities or otherwise are liable for any loss or injury whatsoever that may result from any repair carried out or for any advice or instructions given and used at a later date.
- Neither the organisers of RC nor the repairers in personal capacities or otherwise are liable for any accidental damage that may occur to either visitors’ goods or personal effects during visitors’ time at the sessions.
- Neither the organisers of RC nor the repairers in personal capacities or otherwise are liable if an item needs to be dismantled to review its potential for a repair and it cannot be reassembled.
- The customer is responsible for providing any consumables such as leads, plugs, fuses, zips, etc. that may be needed to fully complete a repair.
- Repairers offer no guarantee for any repairs carried out with or without their help and are not liable if any repaired items do not work properly at home or break down again in the future.
- After making an initial assessment of an item, repairers are fully entitled to use their discretion and refuse to repair an item should they so decide.
- Customers are responsible for the removal of all items that cannot be repaired.
- A maximum of ONE item per person will be examined. Should time allow, extra items may be considered for examination and assessment.
- Items will be examined on arrival in reception and RC reserves the right to refuse to accept for repair any item that is considered too dangerous and/or damaged or obviously beyond repair. In particular, items that cannot operate safely indoors (eg petrol-engined machinery) cannot be accepted.
- RC takes no responsibility in any form whatever for any item, repaired or otherwise, once it has left the premises where the Repair Clinic session is taking place.
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