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“Plastic-Free Ilford” is a campaign group that seeks to remove single-use plastic from our communities and raises awareness around the use, re-use, recycling and disposal of plastic. We are proud to join the many sister TTI campaign groups that seek to move away from single-use plastic (e.g. the Food Co-Op and Forest Garden projects).
Check our blog here on how the event went.
As part of the pop-up market we ran a community cafe where we offered a range of healthy meals and cakes cooked by our local community chef Begonia Belmonte. The aim was to bring people together over a nice meal where the local community was involved in running the cafe.
This was a friendly and exciting meeting place for people interested in community, environment, skills sharing and with a vision for Ilford and Redbridge.
We ran the pop-up market and hub, originally in partnership with Sophia Hubs, and alongside our hosts, Ilford Recycles and the Salvation Army.
Here’s some of our achievements:
Given an opportunity for a free stall to over 25 local crafts/green stalls,
Brought in new clients and contacts for Ilford Recycles (the bike shop and servicing is still open on the 2nd Saturday)
Given an opportunity and platform for 15+ local people to share their skills or knowledge in informal skills shares.
4. Sold 500+ healthy meals/home-made cakes
5. Involved 15 community cooks
6. Worked with 25 volunteers
7. More recently, mended 10 electrical appliances
8. Partnered with Restart Party, Vision, Give or Take stall
9. Created a community green hub and community spirit in the heart of Ilford and a list of 120 people who want to stay in touch with us. 🙂
Check out a video of our final event here