Thursday, 30 June 2011

Brook Wood-Free Family Event Saturday 2nd July 10-12

Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife Group are holding a free family nature event this Saturday exploring Brook Wood.

You can enter the wood via the grass below Townfields.

Free activites on offer include-
Guided wildlife walk
Build a bug hotel
Litter picking

The group have been working hard in this area, with other groups from the local community, and it is a beautiful space to explore. The weather forecast is good so come and have a look around and see what flora and fauna Sandbach has to offer...

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


We had a great event! The stall was really busy with families especially interested in finding out about Brook Wood. A few seeds were sown and some woodland plants potted up but the big hit!! was building bird boxes.

Some families chose to take them home but we have 10 to hang up in Brook Wood a little later in the year. Thanks to everyone for a lovely day.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Eco Fun and more

The Eco Fun Day yesterday was wonderful and well supported. Thanks to everyone. Organised by Sandbach Fairtrade and the Waste and Recycling Awareness Group (WRAG). We are supported by Sandbach Town Council. Anyone wanting to get involved contact me Deborah on 01270 764681. We would like to encourage more businesses to come on board. Does your workplace use Fairtrade ie drink Fairtrade coffee or if you run a cafe or restaurant do you serve Fairtrade coffee, wine etc.or would like to. Get in touch we want to hear from you. Also is your business keen to cut down on the use of plastic one trip bags? Make Sandbach a plastic bag free zone.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fairtrade at the Eco Family Fun Day

Thanks to everyone who stopped in for fairtrade refreshments today.

Sustainable Sandbach

Hi, Ursula Griffiths here. I enjoyed my brief visit to the Town Hall today, so much to do, plant a sunflower in your own specially decorated flower pot, build a bird box and enjoy good food.

Sadly I was running short of time and didn't get to decorate my flower pot. I'll post some pictures of the progress soon.

Cheers for now



Hi all,
we are here at Eco Family fun day from Elworth Hall Primary school making bird feeders out of milk cartons with anybody who wants to come!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Love Food, Hate Waste

just to give people a 'heads up' on the competition for 'the best leftovers salad' being judged at our Eco-Family Fun Day this Saturday (11th June) at 1.00 (event runs from 10-2). It's a great opportunity to look at the "love food, hate waste" website:

and to see what amazing meals can be made simply from the leftovers from a previous meal.

‘the best leftovers salad’ competition

- make a scrumptious salad using leftovers from a previous meal.

- please bring a card with your name on and the ingredients you have used.

A salad can be made extra scrumptious by using leftover cold sausage thinly sliced, slightly stale bread can make croutons, fruit and nuts can be used. Having a good stock cupboard (or jars in the fridge) can add to your leftovers salad, gerkins, olives etc. A great tip when using bags of salad is to, once opened, store in an airtight container in the fridge with a sheet of kitchen roll above and below, it keeps for much longer!

So please have a go at our competition and bring your salad on the day,

enjoy creating!

Emma Burgess
07884 196700