Community groups team up for special event in Hayfield

Members of Sustainable Hayfield with the donations collected for the tombola. Photo contributed.
Members of Sustainable Hayfield with the donations collected for the tombola. Photo contributed.

A special event offering locals the chance to save money and make the best use of limited resources is taking place in Hayfield this weekend, thanks to three local groups.

Sustainable Hayfield is holding the first Hayfield Energy Fair, which will feature a wide range of stalls and suppliers, presentations, advice and information to help people cut their energy bills.

At the same time, Kinder Kids pre-school and Hayfield Baby and Toddler Group are also holding a nearly new sale. The events all take place on Saturday, March 2 at Hayfield Primary School.

Sustainable Hayfield’s Energy Group Chair, John McCall, said: “We all know how expensive gas, electricity and water is now, and it seems prices are going to keep on going up.

“So we’ve brought together independent advisers to help people cut their bills and increase their comfort levels at the same time. The event line-up is impressive and we hope will be of practical benefit to many households. We think this may be High Peak’s first community Energy Fair.”

The energy fair, which runs from 1pm to 4pm, is free to enter and will also include a grand tombola, free energy-saving giveaways, children’s games and activities, live music and refreshments.

The nearly new sale gives families the chance to buy a wide range of clothing and toys for 0- five year olds, at knock-down prices. Some items have been donated and others placed by registered sellers, with part of the proceeds going to the two groups. There’s a small admission charge for the sale, which also runs from 1pm to 4pm.

Speaking for Sustainable Hayfield, John McCall added: “It’s good for local groups to work together like this. We can all help hard-pressed households, provide events of wide appeal, and promote value for money.”