Arundel & South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith joined electric vehicle owners in Steyning on Saturday (28th May) to start the electric vehicles and e-Bike parade through the High Street.
The event was part of a special Greening Steyning day which kick-started the month-long Steyning Festival.
Andrew Griffith was joined by West Sussex County Councillor, Paul Linehan, to cut the tape. The parade vehicles departed with honking horns, waving flags and showing how the ‘Go Electric’ revolution has arrived. The proud owners stayed on to show off their bikes and cars to onlookers who were interested in making the switch.
The festival continued with a children’s parade, music and stalls. The MP also met with the Home Energy Helpdesk representatives – one of the many Greening Steyning initiatives - who were providing advice to residents on how to reduce energy consumption in the home.
Organiser, Geoff Barnard, said:
“It was a truly joyful and memorable day. The take home message was one of hope, and how if we all get involved we can make a real difference in protecting the planet, and our piece of it in particular.”
“My thanks to Greening Steyning for organising such a well-thought out event. It was wonderful to see local people really enjoying the day and learning more about the active role they can all take in making sustainable lifestyle choices.”
- Photograph – Andrew and Paul Linehan holding the ribbon to start the electric vehicle parade. Greening Steyning organiser Geoff Barnard next to Andrew (green top), and parish council Chairman Philip Bowell far right.
- To find out more about Greening Steyning and their projects please see https://greeningsteyning.org/