Are you looking to shop a little more eco-consciously?
We’re excited to announce the arrival of Banbury’s first zero waste shop, opening at Castle Quay this Saturday 7 September. ‘Nothing But Footprints’ will be selling package-free foods and household cleaning products, alongside sustainably sourced and plastic-free products for the eco conscious home.
The people behind this great brand are local Banbury residents, Daniel Ludlow and Violeta Martin Garcia. Living a conscious life is their life passion and they wanted to bring this way of thinking (and living) to the people of Banbury, after spotting that there were no zero waste shops in the area.
You’ll find the store opposite Bodycare and it will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week between 9:00am – 5:30pm.
Nothing But Footprints works with small start-up companies to source a range of ethical products. One example is SESI (www.sesi.org.uk), a social enterprise based in Oxford who make and distribute household cleaning products, such as washing up liquid and laundry liquid in a fully circular system where all containers are sent back, cleaned and reused. They started making their products in their shed and selling at local markets and have grown from there. They now distribute their refills all over the UK and have an army of loyal supporters and customers. They are currently designing and building a pedal-powered cleaning system to clean their empties before refilling, and all refilling is done using gravity.
The team also work with Primal Suds (www.primalsuds.com) who make soap in a traditional way. They are a couple from Southampton whose soaps, shampoo bars and solid deodorants have been hugely popular across the UK and are handmade, vegan, and smell incredible.
For those looking to make small but worthwhile changes in and around the home that have minimal impact on the environment, Nothing But Footprints is the perfect place to start.
Please be advised that due to ongoing construction works for Castle Quay Waterfront, the Spiceball Leisure Centre footbridge will be closing from Monday 23 September. This is a temporary closure, and is necessary to allow the construction of a car park which will form part of the new Lidl store.
We would like to clarify that the footbridge is not being demolished and replaced. Alteration works will be taking place to a small section of the bridge which, in the longer-term, will improve the connectivity of the Spiceball Leisure Centre to the town centre. The bridge is constructed from steel and brick, and it is this brick section on the Castle Quay shopping centre side of the river that is being changed.
There are a number of alternative routes to the Spiceball Leisure Centre, utilising existing pathways alongside the creation of new pathways which will be completed before the footbridge closes. These pedestrian pathways will meet Highway Standards in line with the existing pathways around the town centre and signage will be in place. Alternative car parking is available at Riverside Car Park and Compton Car Park, along with short stay parking at The Mill and Chamberlaine Court.
It is expected that the footbridge could be closed for up to 18 months, although we will be working as fast as possible with contractor McLaren to open the footbridge earlier than this, with minimal disruption. We will keep the local community informed of progress.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and visitors are encouraged to follow the signposting put in place to highlight alternative access routes. Please get in touch if you have any questions on this.
Join us at The Imagination Station, here at Castle Quay for a host of fabulous FREE events throughout the year!
Check back here each month to find out what fun, free activities we have planned throughout the year.
The Imagination Station is located opposite Tiger Store, and also has free table tennis!