Green Day 2024 – Read all about it!

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Green Day this year was all about “Making Space for Wildlife”.

The sun shone as our day began with a parade of EV vehicles and bikes around Steyning, and a children’s parade or wildlife animals led by musical theatre group, Moving Sounds. Highlights were the flock of storks whose imaginative costumes were created by the Woodcraft Folk team!

In our storytelling tent, decorated by volunteers with ferns and fronds, Jon Mason recounted ‘Tales from the Wild Woods’ to enthralled groups of children. 

There were more activities to take part in on the many stalls showcasing the work of our amazing local environment and wildlife groups. ‘Pin the maggot on the apple!’ proved popular, as did the chance to get up close to a slow worm.

Representatives from the ‘Weald to Waves’ project were delighted with the number of visitors who agreed to put their garden ‘On the Map’ – placing a pin in giant map of Steyning – to help create nature corridors that link up our own back gardens.

Green Day was a reassuring testament that the community in Steyning, Beeding and Bramber are very much committed to “Making Space for Wildlife”

You can find out more about all of the groups who took part in Green Day by following these links;

Greening Steyning’s Biodiversity Action Group www.greeningsteyning.org/biodiversity

Weald to Waves Project www.wealdtowaves.co.uk

Sussex Downland Scheme www.steyningdownland.org

Steyning for Trees www.steyningfortrees.com

Steyning Community Orchard www.steyningcommunityorchard.org

Abbey Road Conservation Area www.facebook.com/ARCVsteyning

Lost Woods www.lostwoods.org.uk

Steyning Parish Church (Eco Award Church) www.steyningparishchurch.org