Retford Hub is going greener

by | 22 February 2020 | Community facility, Retford

The stark effects of global warming that we see in the press daily are showing us that the environment is a major issue for us all. We know that ‘buying local’ helps, reducing food miles, minimising packaging and reducing wastage. The trend is away from the big supermarkets as more consumers start to understand that the quality of what you eat affects your health as well as your enjoyment of food.

Concerns about the environment and personal wellbeing are resulting in a food revolution as people turn to veganism. According to a survey by, the number of vegans in the UK is set to skyrocket by 327% by the end of 2020. Of the 2,000 adults surveyed last year, nearly 1% of Brits were vegan — around 700,000 people. The poll results suggest that over the coming year, 2.2 million people will adopt veganism, increasing the vegan population to around 2.9 million. However, there are many more people who have reduced their ‘meat eating’ rather than stopping.

At The Hub they stock local products and they are extending their ethical ranges. They are supporters of Fair Trade, which ensures that workers are fairly paid and businesses are environmentally friendly. They have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free products. In the UK 70% of cocoa for chocolate is sourced from countries where there is slavery; The Hub have chocolate sourced from other countries. Most tin for cans comes from war zone areas, helping to fuel wars, whereas theirs do not. But they are going further and are first to sign up to Plastic-Free Retford. Their first move is to remove cellophane packaging from hampers. In addition, they are introducing more vegan and vegetarian options to their café. It’s an exciting time and they hope they join them on their journey. Visit The Hub to find out more.


  • Every Thursday — Drop-In Art with Cath, 1.00pm
  • Saturday 8th — Parent and Child Craft, 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Saturday 8th — Watercolour with Jennie, 12.30pm

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Open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
11 Churchgate, Retford
01777 860414