HECE at Stratford Town's first eco market
In late November, Heart of England Community Energy was represented at an eco market run by one of our investors, namely the Stratford Town Trust whom we also partner to fund Act on Energy in their fuel poverty alleviation work. Chairman John Stott manned a full size solar panel with a control box which allowed live demonstration of the panel’s power curve. The panel attracted visitors and provided opportunities to tell people about Heart of England Community Energy.
On 29th November, FOUNDATION House which is owned by the Town Trust, welcomed the local community to its first ever eco market. Twenty stalls offering environmentally friendly products attended, enabling people to swap their usual shopping basket contents for more sustainable and ethical alternatives.
Stalls included environmentally friendly soap, make up, cleaning products, reusable nappies and delicious vegan cakes. Also present were local campaign groups including Friends of the Earth and Extinction Rebellion.
Fran Donnelly, Community Hub Manager said: “We are so pleased with the success of the eco market. It’s a great way for people to try out products that have less impact on the environment and support local businesses too. The response has been really positive and as a result, we plan to hold eco markets regularly in 2020.”