Royston recycle group receives national nod
AN innovative scheme were members can swap unwanted goods, saving them from landfill, has been recognised for its work.
The Royston Recycle group has won a Green Apple Environment Award after being nominated by Archant - The Crow’s publisher.
Dermot Byrne, the initiative’s founder, said: “We’re very pleased about being recognised for the good work the community’s been doing.
“One of the reasons we got it is there’s Freecycle groups all over the country and world but for the size of the area the membership is very significant.”
The group is an online only affair which has just broke the 4,000 member mark and is free to join.
You may also want to watch:
Once someone has joined they can post items they wish to get rid off and someone can ask if they can have it rather than the owner throwing it away.
Members of the eco-friendly group will receive the accreditation in the House of Commons in November and may go on to represent the UK in the European Bussiness Awards for the Environment.
- 1 What’s on at community cinema Royston Picture Palace this summer
- 2 Sir Tom Jones set for green, green grass of Newmarket Racecourses
- 3 Bassingbourn Barracks: New chapter for Army’s flagship operational training centre
- 4 Person dies after being struck by train in Cambridge
- 5 Access between platforms to be restored at Royston station
- 6 Arrests made in connection with large-scale money laundering operation
- 7 What are the outstanding schools in Hertfordshire?
- 8 Police hunt 36-year-old wanted for harassment and restraining order breaches
- 9 How many people in our area have been 'pinged' by NHS COVID app?
- 10 Man seriously injured in three-car crash between Barley and Royston
They have also been asked to contribute to a book on environmental best practice.
To join the group log on to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roystonrecycle