FUN ways of encouraging people to recycle and make better use of old rubbish was the theme of Romsey’s second Green Fair.

Saturday’s event, staged by Transition Town Romsey at the Crosfield Hall, attracted about 400 visitors including Test Valley’s outgoing mayor, Chris Lynn and Romsey’s retiring mayor Mike Curtis.

Mr Curtis took part in a Smoothie Bike Challenge – where he pedalled away on the machine to make a fruit drink.

Around 20 stalls highlighting the importance of recycling, the effects of climate change on the planet and the need for renewable energy.

Transition Town Romsey spokesperson, Margaret Hobbs, said: “The Green Fair went very well and the stalls we had were even better than last year.

“We had lots of different activities for the children to do and they made some beautiful insects out of recycled materials which gave them the opportunity to think about how animals are affected by climate change.”

Children’s face painting and Maggie’s Musical Play Group were also very popular with young visitors as were drumming sessions.

“Lots of people asked about climate change and they wanted to know what can be done to help stop it,”added Mrs Hobbs.

She said people can find out more about the group by going on line to

The group’s next meeting is at Romsey Carer’s Together premises in Love Lane on Thursday. May 26 at 7.45pm.