Talking West Cheshire

Local Councillors donate funding for community skip

26 October 2010

Residents in the Huntington area of Chester took the opportunity to clear out their garages, sheds and attics on Saturday – thanks to local Boughton Heath and Vicars Cross Councillors Mark Williams, Pamela Hall and Keith Board.

The Cheshire West and Chester Councillors paid for a community skip from their Members Budget Allowance and this was placed in the car park of Huntington Community Primary School for residents to dispose of their unwanted items.

A collection of white goods and other items that could not be disposed of in the general waste was also provided. Any reusable items were collected by Blacon Furniture Programme for Recycling.

Councillor Williams, said: “This was the first time this initiative had been trialled in the area and proved to be such a success that we hope to repeat it in February.

“I was amazed by how much could be recycled - not just the metals and plastics – but furniture, books, antiques and even Christmas decorations.

“I would like to thank everyone for their efforts and support for making this a worthwhile event and especially to Huntington Community Primary School for allowing us the use of their car park in the morning.”

Community clean up day in Huntington, Chester

Photo: Councillor Mark Williams and Jan Walters from the Council with some of the items disposed of at the community clean up day in Huntington,