Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Walmer Picnic On The Green

‘Deal With It’ joined lots of other community groups for the annual ‘Community Picnic on Walmer Green’ and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on Saturday 8 August.

As this was a free event, it was a great opportunity for community groups to advertise themselves and to recruit new members. Vicki, with help from husband Tony, had put together a board with photos showing all the things that ‘Deal With It’ had done and was joined on the stall by Rosie and Becky. We gave out numerous leaflets and even managed to sell some of our cotton bags! We had a very interesting visit from Luci Ransome from Transition Scotland, in the area visiting family, who will come and talk to us when she visits again in September.

Other ‘green groups’ present were Rippledown Environmental Centre and Friends of the Earth and there was plenty of interest from visitors to the stalls.

Many people had come along to the green, in large family groups, bringing picnics with them, attracted by the lovely weather, music from the Kingsdown Band and other attractions. A very good afternoon was had by all.