‘GREEN TICKETS’ will be hidden around Chester in the lead up to sustainability festival the Chester Green Weekend.

Whilst the tickets might not grant you access to a tour of a fantastical chocolate factory, they may well net recipients one of a range of exciting prizes.

Part of a national event programme for Great Big Green Week, the event will see a range of fun activities taking place around the city centre and Grosvenor Park on June 15 and 16. The aim is to raise awareness of ways that we can all help to tackle the climate and nature emergency and showcase what local businesses and organisations are already doing to be more sustainable and planet-friendly.

Keep an eye out for the flash of a green ticket across the city centre throughout the weeks leading up to the Chester Green Weekend as everyone who brings a green ticket to the event will receive an eco-gift and be entered into the final prize draw.

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The draw offers a wide range of prizes, from the likes of Chester Zoo, Chester Racecourse, Chester BID, The Townhouse, Oh design Foundation, New Chester Market and more.

Helen Tandy from Eco Communities, the organiser of the event in Chester said: “We have been involved in Great Big Green Week since it started in 2020. As part of the week-long celebration, we will be hosting a number of activities throughout the week, culminating in a big celebration in the city over the weekend called Chester Green Weekend. We want to show Chester as a leading sustainable hotspot in the Northwest, as well as bring residents of our city on a journey with us; empowering them to make minor changes today to support a brighter tomorrow.

“The event will be free of charge, so if you’re in the area, you can get involved with the wide variety of activities, workshops, walks, stalls, food, and entertainment taking place throughout the city. With Cheshire West Libraries, Picturehouse, Chester Cathedral, Storyhouse, and New Chester Market all supporting the initiative, there will be all sorts to get involved with. Don’t miss out!”

Tim Kenney from Chester Great and Small (Chester GAS), told us why it is so important for Chester to hold this event: “Chester GAS is all about smarter and more collaborative working to deliver a better Chester City in every discipline. We want to shine the light on Chester with a focus & future vision of Sustainability and felt this new Chester Green Weekend would be a fantastic way to do that.

“It has come from a collaboration with a number of Chester Great and Small’s ambassadors, all of whom are responsible for various sustainable activities in the region, including AT Fest, Green Expo, Sustainable Cheshire Fair (Eco Communities) and the Oh design Foundation, with the fantastic help of We love Good Times and Reasonably Good and others. Hopefully it demonstrates what can be done when you work together.”

Even if you don’t find a Green Ticket you still have a chance to enter the draw, we will also be picking 20 booked ticket holders from the first 25 per cent of bookings, so book early for an extra chance to be entered into the draw.

For more information, visit: https://chestergreenweekend.co.uk/.