The Village (previously the Eco Village) goes world famous - in Market Harbrough. Read, watch and listen to our latest press activity, and ramblings, here -

22nd April 2024 - Harborough Mail

Nearly eight tonnes of food has been saved from going to landfill by Market Harborough’s community fridge. The Village Community Fridge opened in November 2022 at The Village, enabling residents to share or take food, including surplus from supermarkets, local food businesses, producers, households and gardens.

To date the volunteer-run venture has saved nearly eight tonnes of food from going to waste. Community Fridge spokeswoman Kim Oldfield is calling for residents to help continue to fill the fridge.

She said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer free food for the community while saving waste, but cannot do it without your help.

The volunteer-ran venture enables residents to share or take food, including surplus from supermarkets, local food businesses, producers, households and gardens Read more 
Photo credit: Andrew Carpenter. 

1st April - Maha Magazine

Maha Magazine - it takes a village

1st March 2024 - HFM

There are fears for the future of The Village in Market Harborough after the venue lost a key source of income.

A leaking roof has forced the closure of its adjoining ‘studio’ for the foreseeable future. The space was rented out by community groups and used to host events, bringing in vital revenue.

The Village on St Mary’s Road is home to several business championing sustainability, a community cafe, community fridge and the Market Harborough Fixers.

Is is run as a not-for-profit community interest company and an urgent appeal for support has now been launched. Read More

26th September 2023 - Harborough Mail

Taylor Wimpey East Midlands awarded The Village £500 after we were announced as the winner of the homebuilder’s Community Chest competition. This has been so gratefully received and will go towards running our Community Fridge to feed local families and our other community initiatives. Please click on the photo to read more. Photo credit: Andrew Carpenter. 


Staff from The Village meet Taylor Wimpey to be awarded £500


19th July 2023 - Harborough Mail

The one where the fantastic art students at Robert Smyth Academy, Market Harborough made us tote bags to sell for our fundraiser to support The Village and Community Fridge. Click below to read more. 

Two Robert Smyth Academy students with the tote bags they designed and created

8th February 2023 - Harborough Mail

We celebrate our third birthday and thank you to the Harborough Mail for sharing the occasion. 

Beth Lambert and Beth Awdry co-owners of the Eco Village

15th December 2022 - Harborough Mail

We were delighted to win Best Sustainable Business in the UK in the 2022 Muddy Stilettos Awards. Click below to read all about it. 

Muddy Stilettos Awards National Winner logo

October - December 2022 - MaHa Magazine Issue 15

Thank you so much MaHa magazine for the feature about shopping sustainably at Christmas and finding everything you need for gifts and food under one roof. Read the article by clicking on the image below and turning to page 20. 

MaHa Issue 15 Enjoy a Sustainable Christmas article

July - September 2022 - MaHa Magazine Issue 14

Beth talks to MaHa Magazine about our Pay it Forward initiatives such as the Kindness Board and Community Fridge

Pay it Forward article in MaHa magazine

26th May 2021 - Ben Jackson - BBC Radio Leicester

A huge thank you to the wonderful Ben Jackson, from BBC Radio Leicester who came to visit us this week!

He chatted with Beth on trading through a pandemic, the incredible support from the local community and limiting toilet rolls! But also to introduce our new Community Room and exciting new events program.

Ben was also chatting all things houseplants with our Susie too! They discussed the up-coming Leaf Festival this weekend, her interesting sales approach, and new Ben's lockdown houseplant hobby - he's definitely a friend of ours!

Listen to the full interview here, (the EcoVillage interview begins at 1hr 34mins).

May 2021 - Harborough Mail

We were delighted to have been featured in the Harborough Mail, showcasing the launch of our brand new Community Room!

With funding from Severn Trent's Community Fund, the room has been totally transformed into a bright, new space for educational events and community projects here at the Village, completed by an incredible mural by local artist Katie Brosnan.

Find out more...

New Community Room launch at the Eco Village

February 2021 - Hortons

Shaking up the estate agency world (about time, right?), Hortons are based in the East Midlands and have a strong digital marketing focus for the beautiful properties they sell, putting the customer experience at the heart of what they do, on both sides of the sale!

We were lucky enough to be featured in their journal, when Partner Agent, Chris, came to chat to The Beths on all things Eco Village. Read all about it here...