Popular EcoFest event returns for its third year
Saturday 3 September 2022 marks the return of the popular EcoFest to Leamington’s Pump Room Gardens.
Returning for its third year following successful and well-attended events in 2019 and 2021, EcoFest celebrates everything eco with a range of have-a-go activities and intriguing talks, a delicious choice of local & sustainable food and a variety of music on the bandstand.
Last year’s event attracted over 2,000 visitors to the Pump Room Gardens.
Taking place from 10am to 5pm, the event is designed to help individuals and families learn how to make more environmentally friendly and healthy choices, explore their local green spaces, and become more active in the process. Free activities will be available to help people decrease their carbon footprint and learn more about wellbeing and fitness.
This year, Leamington Spa’s Primary Care Network will be hosting the activity tent with free health and fitness advice, fun games for families and children and have-a-go activities including yoga, boxing, dance, and sports day races. Visitors will also be able to have a free health check, and the Primary Care Network are planning a special celebrity guest.
Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, said: “EcoFest has established itself as an important date in the District’s events calendar and has proven that people consciously want to make a difference to their environment. EcoFest is a fantastic event for families and those that are looking to take the first steps towards an eco-friendly future.
“With the declaration of Warwick District Council’s Climate Emergency there has never been a more important time for us all to look at making positive changes that will improve both our own and the planet’s health.
“Our Climate Emergency Action Plan is designed to improve our residents’ standard of living by addressing traffic congestion, improving air quality, enhancing biodiversity, and encouraging more energy efficient homes and public buildings.
“I encourage as many as possible to attend and commit to at least one change they can make that will truly make a difference.”
The Leamington Spa Primary Care Network added: “Our quest is to make Leamington the healthiest town in England and getting our patients active helps us achieve this. Our health and well-being zone will be showcasing a whole host of local services aimed at increasing activity levels and improving physical and mental health. Moving more and driving less is also good for the environment!”
To keep up to date with the event:
Visit the website – www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ecofest
Join the Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/543336057469524
Photos from 2021 event © Warwick District Council