Dorking Eco Fair

Dorking Eco Fair to celebrate the local groups that make Mole Valley a better place


The first ever Dorking Eco Fair, bringing together local environmental and wildlife groups, will take place on Saturday 27 October, 10am to 12pm, in the Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking.

The free event will feature local groups that work on issues such as wildlife, food, the environment, energy, water, and waste. There will be interactive activities for children, and the opportunity for people to meet and chat to the many individuals and groups in the area who are working to help look after wildlife, our community and the environment.

Organisations taking part in the event include A Voice For Leith Hill, Dorking Allotment Holders Association, Dorking Community Fridge, Dorking Repair Café, Dorking Solar Group, Food Float, Juniper Hall, the National Trust, Surrey Bat Group, Surrey Dormouse Group, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Traidcraft and Transition Dorking.

Annabelle South, from St Paul’s Church, Dorking, one of the organisers of the event said: “We’re lucky to live in a beautiful area. We all know about the dangers of climate change, the decline in wildlife and the damage of plastic pollution. But fewer people know of the groups who are doing great work to make our local area, and the planet a better place. The Eco Fair will give people a chance to meet these groups at a fun, family-friendly event, and find out steps we can all take to help the environment”

As well as showcasing local environmental and wildlife organisations, the event will include an exhibition of entries to the ‘Our world, our future’ art competition for local primary school children, and announcement of the winner. The winner will receive a family ticket to the British Wildlife Centre, kindly donated by the Centre.

The event is being organised by Holy Trinity Church, Westcott and St Paul’s Church, Dorking, as part of their Eco Church activities.

Alan Jonas, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Westcott, said: ‘Care for the environment goes right to the heart of Christian faith.  As the issues become more and more urgent we need such events as the Dorking Eco Fair to learn from and inspire one another.’