Funded by Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Waste Education Team will be busy in Westbury this week. They’ll be at Mad Hatters on Thursday 12th April looking for local residents interested in getting involved in a project to reduce food waste in Westbury. A free ‘Waste Free Buffet’ cooked up by Conrad and the Waste Team is on offer to anyone who would like to find out more.
Jessica Thimbleby, Community Engagement Officer at the Trust said “Westbury was suggested to us as a possible venue for a ‘Community Fridge’ and so we’re trying to find out if residents are interested and would like to help with this simple but effective solution to redistribute food that would otherwise be wasted. It’s a fantastic initiative that tackles food waste and stops fresh food ending up in the bin. We hope lots of residents will pop in and see us in Mad Hatters between Midday – 2pm to find out more about the project, how you can get involved and enjoy some yummy waste free treats”.
The Wildlife Trust will also be working with Westbury Town Council in running a Nature walk and Litter pick after the lunch. It will begin at Leighton Recreation Centre car park at 2.30pm and head along Wellhead Lane to the woods at the bottom of the lane. Families are welcome, and youngsters can enjoy themselves identifying plants and bugs. Litter picking and recycling equipment will be provided.
Martin Dawson, Westbury Town Council Events Coordinator said “We’re delighted to be working with our friends at the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. It’s fantastic for the town to have two initiatives on the same day which promote reducing waste and protecting our local environment”.
For information about either event contact the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Waste Team on 01380 736077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waste Free Lunch
Thursday 12th April, 12-2pm, Mad Hatters Café, Westbury
Nature Walk and Litter Pick
Thursday 12th April, meet 2.30pm, Leighton Recreation Centre car park, Westbury