Friday, 22 May 2009

Bags for life

Environmental day in village
During the first week of May, Carol Marshall, parish councillor and member of Old Buckenham Village Environmental and Recycling Group, visited Old Buckenham High School with Adrian Joel, the District Councillor, and other members of Breckland Council, to launch Old Buckenham Environmental Day.
This will take place in the Village Hall on the morning of Saturday 18 July.
Pupils at the school have been invited to design the ‘Breckland Bag for Life’ and preliminary judging will take place on Wednesday 3 June by a panel of independent judges. The chosen designs will be displayed on Environmental Day for our community to judge. There will be a prize for the winner and possibly an environmental freebie gift for all those voting. The winning design will be incorporated on the Breckland Bag for Life and, when it is produced, the bag will be delivered to all Old Buckenham residents.
In addition to the involvement of Breckland District Council, Norfolk County Council will be taking part as well as other environmentally-orientated organisations. It is hoped that compost produced from the brown bin collections will be available for sale at reduced prices.
The incentive to all members of the community is that this event is all free, even admittance.
This event is considered a first, and hopefully will put recognition in the direction of Old Buckenham and its support for the environment. There will be an optional raffle during the morning to cover the cost of hiring the hall.
Please make sure that you book this date to support the youngsters at Old Buckenham High School and their interest in the environment.
Further details will be posted on the blog when they become available.

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