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Return of Saffron Walden Eco Market & car boot sale

The Great Big Green Week - the biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature in the UK - is coming to Saffron Walden on 10 June with the return of the Eco Market.

The Saffron Walden Town Council event, which runs from 10am to 4pm on Saffron Walden Common, has grown each year attracting a range of traders and this year will be accompanied by a selection of food and drink stalls, as well as a car boot sale for the first time. Car boot sales are a great way to recycle unused items that are likely to be useful for someone else who might pay a bit of money for them - and you never know what treasure you might find! 

This is a perfect time for a bit of a clear out ahead of summer. To book a car boot pitch, please email (sellers must pre-book for a pitch).

Also at the eco market:

  • 'Come and try' e-cargo bikes which have larger capacity for carrying shopping, children and pets, with zero emissions and no associated costs such as road tax or parking
  • Talk about electric vehicles with the Energy Savings Trust, and how to save money and energy in your home with Saffron Walden Community Energy.
  • Find out how you can set up community energy groups and projects, and access support and funding with Community Energy South.
  • Speak to Uttlesford District Council's climate change and waste and recycling teams who will be on hand to offer advice and answer your questions

For more information about the Saffron Walden Eco Market, visit:

This will be the second in a series of 'summer of cycling' events hosted by Uttlesford District Council, in collaboration with the town council, to promote active travel and clean air.

The first event, held during half-term on World Bicycle Day, saw the market square cordoned off and lots of budding young cyclists taking part in free 'learn to ride' sessions and making a smoothie with pedal power.

Amber, 7, who visited with her family, said: "I got my first big bike in half-term and I really want to learn to ride it properly so I can go with my mum and sister on long walks, because I don't like walking a long way."

Cllr Neil Reeve, the district council's Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, said "We are pleased to be working with Saffron Walden Town Council on these cycling events this summer.

"Cycling is great for the body and mind, and the more people taking part in active travel and getting out of their cars, the better the air quality will be. There is no safe limit on air pollution, and it can affect all aspects of our health - just because we live in an idyllic rural landscape, it doesn't mean we shouldn't try to make improvements where we can."

For more information about the summer of cycling event, visit:


6 June 2023