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We will be using the Police van as the venue, so please pop in and say Hi.
We will be in the following places at the following times TODAY, 11th December 2019
Thrapston Town Council offices, 10:30-11:30
Islip, High Street, Outside Village hall, 11:40-12:10
Stanwick Lakes, Visitor Center, 12:15-12:45
Stanwick Village, Near the village shop. 12:50-13:20
Caldecott, In the Van parked in middle of Village 13:25-13:55
Chelveston, In the lay-by on the Hargrave Road, 15:10-15:40
Hargrave, In the entrance to the old pubs car park, 15:45-16:15
Raunds Library, Inside the Library 16:20-17:20 More »
If you can't make it today, don't worry, we will be repeating our visits in 2020, keep your eye out for the dates. Alternatively if it is more urgent, then please contact Louise through reception at ENDC myself through 101. » Less
Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:59 by Emma Williams
Following a successful pilot in Raunds, a new WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) collection scheme from East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) will be available to all residents across the district from Monday 9 December.
Over the trial period, approximately one tonne of electrical items were collected and sent to a dedicated facility for sorting and recycling. Because of this success and the uptake in Raunds, from Monday 9 December all residents across East Northamptonshire will be able to place small and handheld electrical items out for recycling alongside their regular collection on a weekly basis. More »
Any items for collection should be left in a carrier bag next to recycling or refuse bins on normal collection days and small electrical items such as the following will be collected:
• Hairdryers, hair straighteners, shavers, electric toothbrushes and kettles
• Kitchen appliances such as toasters, kettles, hand blenders
• DVD/CD Players, radios, MP3 players and remote controls
• Clocks, watches, calculators and torches
• Telephones (mobile and landline), cameras
• Small electrical DIY tools such as drills and electric screwdrivers
• Toys (for example, remote control car or drone)
• Battery chargers
• Christmas lights
Items should still have the cables attached and all batteries removed.
Charlotte Tompkins, Waste Manager at East Northamptonshire Council said: "With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to have a delve through your cupboards and dig out all those unwanted electrical items, including those broken toys and tangled up Christmas lights.
"Last year, our recycling facility received over two tonnes of Christmas lights which sadly couldn't be recycled and had to be sent to landfill. We hope that the introduction of the WEEE scheme in East Northamptonshire will prevent the same scenario this year.
"We are always aiming to cut down the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and as such are delighted that the pilot scheme was such a success and we are able to roll WEEE collections out across the district."
Any small electrical items left out for collection will be placed in a specially designed cage attached to the waste trucks but due to the cage size only small and handheld items, such as the above list, can be accepted.
Based on the popularity of the scheme during the trial, the cage may become full and the collection crew might have to leave items, but residents are encouraged to place any items behind out for collection the following week.
Alternatively, ENC offer a household bulky waste collection service whereby up to seven items, including larger electrical and electronic equipment, such as fridges and washing machines, can be collected for £29.50 at a time that is convenient for residents in East Northamptonshire.
Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:06 by Emma Williams
Work is continuing to create a community orchard (woodland walk) in Raunds.
The next stage in the process, is to apply for planning permission for "a change of use" for the small part of Amos Lawrence that we are using for the Orchard. This is because planting a fruit tree makes it agricultural land!
The Orchard won't affect anyone using the football pitches, sportswall or skate park you can still walk your dog and enjoy the open space. We will just be adding an Orchard where you can sit and take a break and in a few years the fruit will be there for everyone to enjoy :) More »
Full details of the planning application can be found at https://publicaccess.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=Q0UTYHGO03N00
The Orchard will be situated at the bottom of Amos Lawrence Playing Field and will include a large variety of trees including apples, pears, plums and lesser known fruits such as quince and mulberry.. Local schools and community groups are being invited to join the planting and ongoing maintenance of the area. The orchard will be open to all and anyone can go along and enjoy the fruits from the trees.
The area will also include benches, wildflower meadow and a mud kitchen for younger children to enjoy.
The project is planned for completion in January 2020.
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Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:23 by Kate Houlihan