Sun shines on the Environment Day

Happy family
Happy family

Story: Lisa Harrison-Winfindale & Fran Belbin

The sun shone on 31st May the annual Environment Day in Abbeyfield Park, generating the event’s best turnout yet. Many of the regular stalls and activities were on display, with seedlings and hanging baskets on sale and plenty of information available about green issues such as recycling and composting. The bike doctors were kept very busy as residents brought their bikes out and made the most of the lovely weather!

Charlie from Melrose Road had a book ‘recycling’ stall, to promote the idea of a book swap group. “The group could meet every couple of months, each person initially places six books to swap and takes away up to six books.”

To get involved in the book swap group:

Staff from Rotherham based Phoenix Falconry, showed their birds of prey to an appreciative crowd.

They said, “We have a static display and a flying display. We have about 20 birds – barn owls, tawny owls, falcons etc. There’s been a lot of people asking questions, especially about what we feed them on: – day old chicks, rabbits etc.”

Many younger residents were delighted by pony rides. Five year old Erin said “I rode the brown pony called Toby – he had a black mane. I loved it when he walked round in circles!”

Environment Day photo gallery

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