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Paint the Town Green 2023

Greening Tetbury would like to say a HUGE thank you to all involved with pulling off another successful year of Paint the Town Green in June! In this blog post we are celebrating the many ways Tetbury residents showed up for their town:

We had a stall in the market place on the first and the last Saturday of June. Credit to Anne Cox for the excellent information on the display stands.

We loved seeing all the window displays around the town where businesses showed their commitment to the environment. Congratulations to the winners George Veterinary Group!

Greening Tetbury challenged the primary schools of Avening and St. Mary's and year 8 and 9 pupils at Westonbirt and Sir William Romney to write an Eco Flash Fiction story. The response was amazing and a very difficult challenge to select winners. You can read the winning and runner up stories here. Many thanks to the parents, teachers and congratulations to the winners.

We were very fortunate to have a performance from the Treemendous Puppet show at the Goods Shed. Although the message of the puppet show is serious, the show is good fun. Thank you to Anita, Sarah and Jo. The message is about becoming an Earth Protector Town and Ecocide, a very appropriate theme at this present time. This was preceded by readings of the Primary school pupils stories.

On the 17th we were fortunate to have a lecture on Climate Change Solutions from Professor Dave Waltham of Royal Holloway University. This was proceeded by the winning stories by two students from Westonbirt School.

Many thanks to Kasia Howard at Highgrove Traditional Crafts for organising events including the Clothing and Furniture repair days to coincide with Paint the Town Green. We look forward to working with Kasia in the near future on another Clothes Swap.

Greening Tetbury would like to thank The Council for their support during June, flying the Greening Tetbury flag from the council offices, decorating the tourist shop and letting us use the market place. The collaboration between the Council, The Goods shed, the schools and Highgrove make it all worthwhile.

Keep an eye out on our events page for some exciting upcoming opportunities including a summer clothes swap and a foraging walk during the Great Big Green Week in September.

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