A pop-up repair café and toy swap shop will feature at a ‘savings roadshow’ due to hit Nuneaton. The town will be the first of six in the north of Warwickshire to welcome the roadshow.
Its aim is to help residents to make changes, with little or no cost, to support the environment. The ‘Big Save’ roadshow will focus on saving energy, saving water, reducing food waste and recycling.
There will be a pop-up repair café, where residents can bring any electrical items that need repair or no longer work. There will also be a toy swap, where people can bring along any toys in good condition for swapping.
The Nuneaton roadshow is being held at the United Reformed Church in Chapel Street on Saturday, September 23 and there will also be free refreshments, free seeds and plants. The roadshows are the brainchild of Warwickshire Climate Alliance and are funded by Warwickshire County Council ’s Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund.
Hazel Underwood, a Warwickshire Climate Alliance committee member, said: “We look forward to engaging with local communities across Warwickshire and highlighting the actions that people can take to make a real difference. We believe that saving the planet doesn’t have to cost the earth.”
Councillor Heather Timms, cabinet member for environment, climate and culture at Shire Hall, said: “It can be easy to assume that unless you have the space to install solar panels or heat pumps at home, or the money to buy an electric car, that the impact that you can have on your own carbon footprint and the wider climate will be minimal. This is not the case.”
The Big Save roadshow will run from 11am to 3pm. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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