For those of you who don't know, Waterside Scrapstore can be found at 12-14 Rumbridge Street in Totton. Membership is open to anyone who does craft with children - from Grandparents to Schools.
Although many of the scrap suppliers are local companies who donate their surplus/substandard/damaged stock, this is also an outlet for individuals to donate things which "are too good to go in the bin" or "could be made into something". Apart from packaging which has contained meat, the scrapstore will accept pretty much anything - from scraps of material to margarine tubs. You would be amazed what can be made out of scrap.
Currently there is an appeal for wool - of any type or amount - so if you have some left over from your yarn-bombing, then you know where to take it.
Until 8 Jan 2018, customers can recycle their Christmas cards via an in-store collection point.
Sainsbury’s will recycle all collected Christmas cards and make a donation to FSC UK in the New Year. Last year, customers donated more than 98 tonnes of cards.
Old 'paper' Christmas wrap and defunct Christmas lights can also be recycled via the collection points.
Andover's Repair Café What do you do with a broken toaster, a skirt that needs a new zip or a hair dryer that’s on the blink? If your answer is bin it, then think again because Andover has started a monthly Repair Café.
Every third Saturday of the Month From 10am till 1.30pm Hosted by Andover Mind, at the Well-Being Centre in Westbrook Close, South Street, Andover.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andoverrepaircafe/ The Repair Café has received support from VIVID (formerly Sentinel Housing Association) and The Saintbury Trust to help with start up costs and depends on the continuing generosity of volunteers who give their time to help out. Lisa Langman, volunteer co-ordinator at Andover Mind said “If you have a talent for fixing things and have time to spare some weekends, we’d love to hear from you. We need people with practical skills to act as fixers as well as front of house and refreshment helpers. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new event right from the start and we are hoping to recruit a team of about 20 volunteers over the coming months.” If you would like to find out more, contact Lisa on 01264 332297 or email@example.com Repair Café Foundation - www.repaircafe.org/en The Repair Café concept started in the Netherlands in 2009 and was founded by Martine Postma, at the time an Amsterdam-based journalist/publicist. In 2010, she started the Repair Café Foundation. This foundation provides support to local groups around the world wishing to start their own Repair Café.
RECYCLING PLASTIC FILM
Carrier Bag Recycling Points can now be found at many supermarkets - including Romsey Waitrose. As well as supermarket carrier bags, the following types of plastic film can be put in the recycling bin:
YES TO..... BUT NOT...
Plastic carrier bags Cling film Plastic bread bags (shaken out) Food & drink pouches Plastic cereal bags e.g. porridge oats NOT inners from cereal packets Crisp packets Plastic wrappers and ring joiners from multipacks of drink cans and bottles Film lids from ready meals and food trays Plastic wrappers from toilet rolls and kitchen rolls Any non-polyethylene film e.g. PP, PVC, others Plastic used for wrapping newspapers and magazines for home delivery Thin supermarket fruit and vegetable bags Bubblewrap
Look for the recycling sign on the plastic film to see if it is recyclable and remember, anything put for recycling should be 'CLEAN & LOOSE'.
New Community Group - Romsey Cycle Hub
A new community group has been created to share information and ideas about cycling in Romsey. Romsey Cycle Hub is a spin off from Transition Town Romsey's input to the ongoing Romsey Futures Cycle Parking project.