If the price of motor fuel hasn’t deterred you from using your car at all and the emissions don’t quite do the job for you, then once you are in Towersey please park your car and forget about it. Better still, bring a bicycle or walk. Use your vehicle as little as possible and hop on the Festival Bus. Other ways to help are share a lift at www.liftshare.com
Fresh Country Air
You are very welcome to as much of that as you can possibly consume. Sing, dance, enjoy yourself and breathe deeply. It's good for you!
Working with Traders
All of our Traders and Caterers are requested not to use any polystyrene packaging, cups or plates and are asked to use washable or biodegradable plates, cups and wooden utensils. Polybags are discouraged in favour of paper bags and where poly is used it should be re-used i.e. from local supermarket. Tea, coffee, chocolate and fresh fruit should be from Fairtrade and ethical sources. Private diesel generators on Trader and Caterer stalls are not allowed. All waste food is collected for composting and tins, cardboard, glass and plastics are recycled as with our public areas.
For many years Towersey has used mains power and red diesel generators – in 2015 we venture into the world of Biodiesel, Solar, Wind and Hi-brid Power units. We intend to make a gradual change over the next few years and supply our Traders, Caterers, Workshops and Stages with these sustainable alternative energy supplies.
Before you bin something, think recycling. You can put paper, cardboard, plastic and cans in the same bin. Please separate glass and landfill waste like bottles, waste food and non plastic wrappers. Over the Festival weekend you will see The 'Towersey Wombles' keeping our recycling and litter points are kept clean and tidy and ensuring the right items are put in the right recycling bin. Please help to make their job easier by sorting your rubbish. It used to be called Rubbish, maybe then Litter, now think Landfill. If it doesn’t go in recycling, it will be going into a hole in the ground; the holes are getting very full and contaminating the earth. Think again.
Before you turn on the tap, do you really need all of that water? Always get it into a container; take it back to your tent. Never leave the tap running without a container underneath it. When you have finished, make sure the tap is turned off properly. We thanks you for doing you bit and using as little water as possible!