Belton gets its own BRB (Big Red Bin)

Parish council chair Nicola Burbidge Mullen and Bev Wilson, first users of the Belton ‘can bank’

Thanks to North Leicestershire Womble Sam Laywood and other conscientious villagers in Belton, the district of North West Leicestershire now has its first ‘can bank.’

Sam was so impressed by South Leicestershire Litter Wombles that he started litter picking in and around his village, and set up a Facebook group . His efforts attracted the attention of the parish council and Sam asked them to invite charity founder John Nowell to address the June meeting.

Helipads For Hospital is such a ‘win-win’ proposition, the councillors were quickly won over and quickly agreed to find a site for a ‘can bank’ in the car park of Belton Recreation Ground in Church Street, Belton, Loughborough Leicestershire LE12 9UG.

But what about the money? The bins cost £600 plus VAT = £720.

Villager Bev Wilson generously threw herself into fund-raising and quickly had exceeded the £720 needed.

John Nowell delivered the BRB — for aluminium cans only — on Wednesday, 23.09.2020. If you have other aluminium items, please call the number on the bin 0795 197 2914 so volunteer Jim can arrange to collect from you.

John’s work for the day was not over… before going home to Oakham, he dropped off in Ashby-de-la-Zouch to accept a whole aluminium garage door from Les Aldrich, a generous member of the Rotary Club of Ashby. (Watch this space for a photo when we get enough people together to hold it up while someone else takes a photo!). Thanks, Les.

Last edited: 1930 on Sunday, 26.09.2020

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