Opening Gathering

June 10th 10:30-1:30 Bridport Community Orchard

Bridport’s annual Bike Ride around town celebrating carbon free journeys. Children under 14 with an adult (10 am arrival for 10:40 start). Helmets required and high viz recommended for little people. We will provide signs to adorn yourself or your bike with. Bikes should not be parked against trees, but against the north hedge (hiding the allotments). Easy ride with a few stops, 40 mins?

Stalls: Allington Hillbillies: caretakers of Allington Hill. The Coop: a live event promoting 3 local causes focusing on growing and gardening (plants for sale). Bridport Tree Planting: this year’s work and new plans. Energy Local Bridport: with renewable energy toys for younger people. WD FoE: refreshments, tea, coffee, hot choc, snacks. Sustainable Bridport: sustainable clothing. St. Mary’s Eco Church will discuss their Eco Church. Bridport Town council: will be talking about their energy champions. Bridport BeeFriendly will show how you and your children can get involved.

Music provided by Squeezebox: fiddle, banjo and melodian.

Short speeches: Ian Bark will start out, but time for others to have a say. Get in touch if you want to speak.

Note: If the weather is very wet we will hold the event inside St. Mary’s Church Hall.