Waste Not Want Not on the move

09:59 01 August 2014

Left to right: Waste Not Want Not (WNWN) founder Karen Berger with volunteers Carol Tummon and Helen Maddock.

Left to right: Waste Not Want Not (WNWN) founder Karen Berger with volunteers Carol Tummon and Helen Maddock.

Archant

Honiton’s community recycling scheme, Waste Not Want Not, which has been growing in popularity, will be moving to a new home.

The events will now take place at Honiton Family Church, which was formerly known as Honiton Baptist Church. The first event in the new venue will take place on Saturday, August 16, from 9am until noon.

The scheme, which has been running for nearly three years, aims to reduce the amount of good quality items going into landfill.

Waste Not Want Not had been run in conjunction with Transition Town Honiton’s Sustainable Saturday events in the Mackarness Hall.

Karen Berger, the founder of Waste Not Want Not, told the Midweek Herald that the new hall gave more ‘flexibility’ with the dates and the savings made on hall costs could be ploughed back into the not-for-profit scheme.

She said: “It is definitely going to help having it more regularly. There are lots of positive reasons for the move. We are very excited about it.”

Volunteer Helen Maddock says the scheme has been increasing in popularity in the town. She added: “It is about getting people into routine of thinking I don’t need it but somebody else will.”

As part of Waste Not Want Not people can bring along any unwanted items to be shared with the local community and help themselves to any of the donated goods. Even those who have not got anything to donate can choose items for themselves, for free.

Household items, including curtains, lampshades, cushions and crockery, children’s toys and games, garden tools, books, CDs, DVDs can be donated. Donations of fruit, vegetables, plants, cuttings or seeds can also be brought along to share with the community at the events.

Karen has thanked Transition Town Honiton and the Mackarness Hall for their support.

Anyone interested in donating items or getting involved is urged to call Karen on 07591 938463 or visit www.honitonwastenotwantnot.moonfruit.com

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

07:00

Axe Valley Community College and Holyrood School at Chard are to become a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Hundreds are expected to roll up their sleeves again for this year’s Seaton Big Clean.

Read more
Fri, 16:00

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon’s favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here...

Read more
Fri, 11:59

Lurcher Beau, aged six, has spent the last three years at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and watched more than 1,000 dogs find their forever home while he has been overlooked. Can you give him the home he deserves?

Read more
Fri, 11:48

Shady Tree lecture will highlight some of the resort’s major events

Read more
Fri, 11:18

Sidmouth protesters among those arguing against ‘draconian’ changes that they say have ‘left retirement plans in tatters’

Read more
Thu, 14:42

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has agreed to increase its share of council tax.

Read more
Thu, 10:10

This year’s theme is Time, Tides and Tectonics,

Read more
Wed, 11:36

FatFace team donates £600 to local RNLI volunteers

Read more
Wed, 11:27

A dinner held in memory of one of Branscombe’s ‘big characters’ has raised £520 for the British Heart Foundation.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications