Exciting finale for Circular Dorking’s Great Big Green Week celebrations this weekend!

 On Saturday, from 10am-3pm, a whole variety of community stalls and family friendly activities including plant, fabric and book swaps, art activities, an author reading in the Library, old computer and IT equipment recycling and local groups sharing their knowledge and expertise will fill St Martin’s Walk, Dorking, for Circular Dorking’s BIG SWAP, SWITCH, SHARE event.

 There’s an opportunity to meet Dorking mascot, Dorkers, too, and enjoy the Dorking Day of Dance, organised by Box Hill Bedlam Morris, with Morris sides dancing throughout the town including in St Martin’s Walk.

 Circular Dorking’s BIG SWAP, SWITCH, SHARE will bring their Great Big Green Week celebrations to an end after a busy week of activities in and around the town.

To kick start the week in style, Dorking Town Partnership organised a Big Street Clean-Up last Friday, with 33 individual volunteers, BID members and local groups including the Men’s Shed, Circular Dorking, St Paul’s Church, Dorking Nursery, Aviva, Bullimores, Il Verde and SC Fuller joining forces to tidy up the town.

On Saturday, Dorking Climate Emergency hosted a Climate Café and Swap Shop in the Christian Centre, next to St Martin’s Church.

The Friends Meeting House garden in Butter Hill, South Street, was the venue for a Picnics and Poetry event on Sunday afternoon with visitors sharing their favourite poems or works of their own on the subject of Nature, the Planet and Wellbeing. Sunday also saw a Street Swap take place in Pixham with residents swapping items they no longer need.

Throughout the week, residents and visitors have been invited to follow Hello Dorking’s Sustainable Trail (ends this Sunday), featuring over 30 businesses throughout the town, with the opportunity to win a shop local voucher. There have also been events in Dorking Library, including a talk on Enigmatic Elms, plus their Remarkable World of Trees exhibition continues throughout the Summer.

Circular Dorking member, Wendy Saunders, comments: “It’s wonderful to see so many members of our lovely community coming together to celebrate Great Big Green Week. The seemingly small everyday steps we can each take to being more sustainable make a big difference overall, not just to the area we live in, but for nature and the planet as a whole. It’s really encouraging to see such fabulous support of Great Big Green Week events, but let’s pledge to keep swapping, switching and sharing for good!”

For more information visit www.circulardorking.org.uk/events/.

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