james thompson

veolia distributing xmas leaflets
16 Dec 2013

Whilst I'm afraid we couldn’t stretch to Christmas cards or presents - this week we have been sending out reminder leaflets to every home in Shropshire.

Whilst I appreciate this is probably the last thing on your mind right now as you frantically stock up on mince pies and stocking fillers, I really recommend you take a minute to check your leaflet because otherwise you might find your...

Children from Hope School receiving a cheque
29 Nov 2013

Today I had the delightful task of presenting a cheque for £500 to Hope C of E Primary School near Minsterley.  The school was the winner of a recycling competition which saw them collect almost 3,000 kg of electrical items for recycling!  

Representatives of the second placed Corvedale Primary School, who win £200, and third place Myddle C of E Primary School, who win £100, sponsored...

shrewsbury image
27 Nov 2013

The Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) proposal has received resounding backing from town centre businesses.

A BID aims to improve the trading environment of its area through additional projects and services that businesses wish to see delivered on their behalf.  A BID is democratically elected, and is led and funded by businesses and organisations within its boundary.

swt venue
21 Nov 2013

This weekend those nice folk at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust are putting on a massive eco-friendly seasonal event.  The event (on Saturday 23 Novemeber 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm) is down at the main visitor centre on Abbey Foregate near Shrewsbury town centre.  There will be over 30 stalls all setting out their festive wares with a...

winter veg casserole
18 Nov 2013

As the chill in the air tells us that winter is coming - we've dipped into the larder of our friends at Love Food Hate Waste to bring you this delicious winter warming recipe - A Casserole of Winter Vegetables.  This warming and versatile recipe which you can adapt as you like to use up whatever vegetables you have at the time, especially those...

variety charity logo
18 Nov 2013

Staff from the local Veolia depot (who pick up your household bins on behalf of Shropshire Council) have donated their bonus to Variety, the Children’s Charity.  The men could have spent the money on something for themselves, but instead opted to donate £1,000 to the worthy cause. The men decided on the charitable deed, after Veolia announced that it...

local councillors at shrewsbury business park
18 Nov 2013

A £1.5m project to extend Shrewsbury Business Park, helping to create more than 600 jobs, has begun.

The work will open up the remaining 6.29 acres of the business park, with the capacity to accommodate 150,000 square feet of office floor space, and a 10,000 square feet local centre with shops to serve the business park and neighbouring residents.

It will also create a new access...

roast pumpkin
30 Oct 2013

Every year, over six million pumpkins are sold in the UK, 99% of which are used solely for making Halloween lanterns and the vast majority are thrown out as soon as the event is over.  This means that just in Shrewsbury around 9,000 pumpkins will be used - generating about 40 tonnes of waste pumpkins come November 1st.

But it doesnt have to be this way - all parts of the pumpkin can be...

GSX logo
23 Oct 2013

Are you interested in local (and global) environmental issues? Well you need to come to the Big Green Shropshire Gathering which will be taking place on Saturday 9th November at Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury from 9.30am until 4pm.

The day will include a programme of speakers from environmental organisations in Shropshire, a variety a stalls...

scrappies logo
23 Oct 2013

Do you or your business often have lots of waste you think could be re-used? 

Local (Church-Stretton based) charity Scrappies can collect from you free of charge.  They collect all over Shrewsbury (and beyond) and they are particularly interested in good quality, clean rolls of plastic sheeting and fabrics which they can use for...


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