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Spreading green Christmas cheer!

Spreading green Christmas cheer! West Oxfordshire’s very own ‘green’ Elf will be spreading some eco-friendly Christmas cheer across the District in the lead-up to the festive season.

The Green Elf – also known as an Environmental Policy officer from West Oxfordshire District Council – will be out and about giving helpful green tips and advice to help residents save energy and cut down on waste over Christmas.

The Christmas Roadshows, organised by the District Council in conjunction with the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, are taking place at the following locations:

  • Chipping Norton, New Street Car Park, Tuesday 16 December, 10am - 4pm
  • Witney Farmers Market, Market Square, Wednesday 17 December, 8.30am - 1.30pm
  • Carterton Co-op, Thursday 18 December, 10am - 4pm

Along with a ‘green’ Santa, the Green Elf will be giving out free recycled, reusable and energy-saving goodies, including recycled wrapping paper and energy-saving light bulbs. She will also be asking people to hand over plastic shopping bags in return for a reusable cotton bag.

There will also be the chance for one lucky person to win a Christmas Hamper packed full of locally-sourced food donated by West Oxfordshire’s community-run village shops at Ascott-under-Wychwood, Filkins, Finstock, Leafield, Tackley and Wootton.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The roadshows are a fun way of getting across a serious message this Christmas. They are open to everyone and I hope people will take the opportunity to find out how to have a leaner, greener Christmas and New Year.”

(The photo shows the ‘Green Elf’ (Claire Brooks) with the Christmas Hamper that is being offered as part of a competition running at the roadshows.)

Posted : 04/12/2008 13:05:56

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