People pledge to support Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding

People flocked to Steyning Farmers’ Market on Saturday for the launch of Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding. Many of them signed up for the challenge to say no to single-use plastics.

Monday, 8th April 2019, 2:39 pm
Updated Monday, 8th April 2019, 2:47 pm
Supporters showing their pledge cards at the launch of Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding

Ronnie Reed, who is co-ordinating events for the campaign, addressed the crowd and said it was up to us to act now, before it is too late. Parish councillors, church leaders and businesses are among those who are already on board. Read more: Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding launch sees shoppers pledge to say no to single-use plastic

Some of the the market stallholders, including Derek Crush, second left,, who founded Steyning Farmers' Market
Representative of local churches, including the Rev Emma Graeme, rector of Beeding and Bramber with Botolphs, right
Councillors from the three parish councils showing their support, from left, Dave Kitson, Di Goodall, Mike Croker from Bramber, Ian Ivatt from Upper Beeding, Martin Toomey from Steyning, Alan Chilver and Simon Birnstingl from Upper Beeding, and Gill Muncey from Steyning
Supporters showing their pledge cards at the launch of Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding
Supporters showing their pledge cards at the launch of Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding
A wheelbarrow full of single-use plastic to help raise awareness
Jayne Ford at the plastic-free Jaju coffee and tea stall, displaying her reusable bamboo coffee cups
Some of the crowd who turned out to support the plastic-free campaign
Ronnie Reed, who is co-ordinating events for the campaign, with Geoff Barnard, convenor of Steyning 10:10
West Sussex county councillor David Barling, third left, with, from left, John Griffin, Philip Bowell of Steyning Parish Council, Lorna Templeton, Debbie Wood and Ronnie Reed
Ronnie Reed, who is co-ordinating events for the campaign, addressing the crowd at the official launch of Plastic Free Steyning, Bramber and Beeding