The Festival is a perfect addition to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s ambitious line up of events and fits their ethos of sustainability and economic investment.
Last year’s Festival was a resounding success and was highly regarded by local people, businesses and media, so they are delighted to be on board for 2017.
As a main supporter of the Festival of Thrift, the council aims to create a positive approach to environmental improvement; encouraging people and communities to achieve a high quality and sustainable living environment. Actions include working towards a more sustainable future – which includes zero carbon eco village – reducing our carbon output, procuring goods with a view towards sustainability as well as cost and improving our energy efficiency.
Read more about the council’s sustainability ethos.
The goals of the Festival of Thrift are to:
- Build a unique and distinctive, fun, sustainable national event which draws positive media attention to Redcar & Cleveland, Tees Valley and the North East.
- Celebrate the heritage and contribute to the future prosperity of Redcar & Cleveland.
- Ensure wider economic benefit through encouraging extended visitor spend on travel, accommodation, restaurants and businesses.
- Contribute to community cohesion through targeting communities with less access to culture.
- Highlight the skills and creativity of the area’s artists and craftspeople. Inspiring all ages to learn old and find new ways to be creative in their everyday lives.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. This is being delivered by ongoing improvements to the local environment, providing platforms for strong business support, responding to educational, health and wellbeing needs as well as encouraging a rich, social community, all based on the unique culture of the area.