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Review of the day 

Dispite the windy weather blowing over the gazebos, Eco Eastleigh held firm and successfully showed many residents how to



live a greener lifestyle.

Thank you to everyone that came and supported the event. Below are a few photos of the day.


Here was the flag at the front of the Wells Place Centre.

The wind kept it spread out!





The Mayor on an electric bike




The Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Cross and Mayoress Mrs Sue Cross arrived on an FreeGo electric bicycle to officially open Eco Eastleigh.



carbon can alley



A young person tries the Carbon Can Alley. Knock down the cans with the highest carbon footprint.

Not as easy as you might think.







The Climate Cloud

An art installation created by the young people of the Borough to demonstrate their thoughts about Climate Change and brought together to form the shape of a cloud.

Thank you to the following schools for contributing to The Climate Cloud: Berrywood Primary School, Fair Oak Junior School, Freegrounds Junior School, Hamble Primary School, Hiltingbury Infant School, Nightingale Primary School and Stoke Park Infant School

cycle security tagging




The ACSOs were busy all day security tagging 25 bikes. As was the Bike Dr. He tuned up 11 bikes.








The local MP for Eastleigh, Mike Thornton borrowed the sustrans smoothie bike to make himself a refreshing smoothie!






Bee Hotels

The children's activities were popular with a few Sun Prints being done (it wasn't very sunny!) but we ran out of the materials for the Bee Hotels towards the end of the afternoon. I hope they have found new tenants back in your gardens.

Bees are crutial to our eco system and the Government has recently recognised this by calling for a review in the decline of bees - leading to a national pollinator strategy. All good news for bees.

The Climate Question Time Panel

Mike Thornton, Cllr Louise Bloom, Dr Clare Diaper and Dr Andrew Ross were the panelists put to the test with questions from the audience and some sent in prior to the event.

The panel were generally in agreement but it was interesting to get their thoughts on the points raised. 

Eco Art Competition

A big thank you to all the children and schools that took part in the Eco Art Competition. There was a very good standard but these were the winning entries.


The Environment

Reception & Pre School


Key Stage 1

Waste & Recycling

Key Stage 2

 Year R Eco Art Competition  Key Stage 1 Eco Art Competition  Key Stage 2 Eco Art Competition

Low Waste Lunch Competition

Congratulations to Hamble Primary School for an exceptional effort in reducing the amount of waste they had from lunchtime. The Green team worked well in advertising the event and monitored the waste was put into the correct bin.

After they had taken out recyclables and food waste we worked out they had 2.27g waste per person. A fantastic result. Keep it up!

Supported by

Many thanks to the following who have supported the event.

B And Q Bikedrrideride Vue

evergreen Freego LogoMarwell Logo

Sainsburys Sustrans Logo Wellslogo


Plus also Books For Free Southampton, Eastleigh Borough Council Local Area Committees and Waste & Recycling, Eastleigh Transition Network, Hampshire ACSOs, Hampshire Library Service, Three Rivers Rail Partnership, Velmore Community Garden and 18 Schools from the Borough.

To find out more, contact Giles Gooding on 023 8068 8274, email, Twitter @EcoEastleigh