TWO summer festivals have this week announced ambitious plans to go greener than ever.

Previously, organisers for the 3foot People Festival and Fling Festival have strived to become eco-friendly.

And this year, Andy Winmill, the festival’s director has proudly announced four new and ingenious ways the festivals are cutting back their carbon footprint.

He explained: "It's a mission of mine to be as sustainable, and accessible to all as possible. Thanks to the support of Chelmsford City Council we have been able to create many new greener and more accessible components to this year's festivals."

Reusable branded eco cups for drinkers, “stubby pouches” for smokers, running bio diesel generators and illuminating the festivals under a glow of LED lights are just some tactics he has planned.

The Fling will also be offering Eco-Bonds in the form of money off for next year's event, for those who collect a bag of rubbish.

Rather than driving to the festivals, guests are encouraged to cycle, or travel by coach.

A cycle park will be on site, while coaches and buses will run from various areas across the city.

Both events will take place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

The Fling, a boutique festival of live music, cabaret and comedy, will take place on Saturday, July 2 from noon to 11pm.

Tickets cost from £25 and are available from the festival box office on 01245 606505 or

The 3foot People Festival, the largest festival in the UK for pre-schoolers, will run from June 28-30, however tickets are sold out.