Tuesday 15 September 2015

Basingstoke Green Week - Festival Place

If you are in or around Basingstoke between 19th September - 26th September, you may want to head over to Festival Place and take part in the environmentally friendly events they have on as part of Green Week.

The week will see Festival Place supporting the event with information on everything from recycling and local produce to what eco-friendly products are good to use.
Speaking of the event, Centre Director at Festival Place, Steven Connolly, said: “Sustainability is a very important part of Festival Place’s ethos and it felt like a natural fit to take more of an active role in supporting Green Week this year.  We are very excited to be hosting a range of different green related events, helping to educate the public on how they can be more environmentally friendly along with providing more details about the sustainability work Festival Place has been undertaking for a number of years.”
Full details of the activities and events included are below:

Basingstoke Green Fair - Saturday 19thSeptember, 9am to 5pm
Porchester Square
Kicking off the week, the Basingstoke Green Fair will show off a variety of products and information from a range of community groups, including local organic vegetables from Northdown Orchard, Basingstoke Energy Co-operative, Cycle Basingstoke, Incredible Edible and Goodlife Gateway's organic plant food. 

Porchester Square
Exploring the benefits of Green Transport, at this fun event customers will have the chance to make a tasty free smoothie, all with the power of the Sustrans sponsored Smoothie Bike. If that isn't enough, customers will also be able to take a look at Green Transport options, including the BMW i8 supercar, Tesla supercar and the new Renault Zoe.

Porchester Square and Festival Square
During Recycling Day the council's Recycling Officer will be on hand to give recycling advice and information to answer customers’ recycling questions. The environment industrial experts, Mechline, will also be explaining their food waste to water system and how it works at Festival Place. Plus, customers will be able to meet Ed, the friendly Festival Place environmental mascot! And for those in need of a clear out, the Salvation Army trailer will be accepting donations of clothes and textiles. 

Porchester Square
On Energy Day Festival Place energy efficiency specialists, Megaman, will be in Porchester Square, providing a whole host of information on how to make the home and business more energy efficient. 

Pop-up Shop - Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th September, 10am to 4pm
The Green Week team will have a shop in Festival Place, offering energy efficiency advice, lighting advice and recycling information from Basingstoke Energy Co-operative, Megaman and other experts. 

Plus look out for the beautiful handmade recycled bouquets, all made by local primary schools for the Basingstoke Primary Schools Recycling Competition. 

To keep up to date with details of these and other upcoming events at Festival Place visit www.festivalplace.co.uk  

At Festival Place they take the impact the centre has on the environment very seriously.  Since 2006 Festival Place has implemented a number of initiatives to increase recycling, save energy and reduce water usage!!

How to get there - 

Travelling by car is easy, they're just minutes off junction 6 of the M3 and have over 2,500 safe, secure car parking spaces directly above the shopping centre.

To find our car park by sat nav, input this postcode RG21 7BA or click here for directions from Google Maps.

By Bus - The Bus Station is located at Festival Place, with direct access from the entrance by BHS and from our Restaurant area. 

For information on bus timetables please call 0845 121 0180 or visit www.stagecoach.com

By Train - Basingstoke train station is located in the heart of the town centre, just a 5 minute walk from Festival Place with fast and frequent trains from neighbouring towns.

Leave the station by the main exit and walk straight ahead, crossing the road, towards Sainsbury's. Keep walking straight ahead, following the pedestrian walk way and you will find Festival Place entrance in front of you. For information on train times please call 0845 748 4950 or log on to South West Trains website

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