Sunday, 25 September 2011

Forest Hill Soc Bring & Take event was a success

Saturday 24th September was a warm day so tables were set out in the yard at Dacres Wood Field Centre. Balloons and posters were put up on nearby lamp posts to advertise the Bring and Take event. The Waste Electrical and  Electronic Equipment (WEEE) van and driver were there too, courtesy of Lewisham Council's waste & recycling department. Refreshments were provided by Forest Hill Society members.
It was not long before people came in the donate items they no longer need, take something they wanted or to put a WEEE item on the van. Some people had seen flyers at Sainsbury's Bell Green or had heard of the event through the Transition Lewisham network. Local people who had seen the posters on lamp posts were very keen and several asked if we can have more such events at the Field Centre location.

When the event finished, all remaining items in good condition were taken by Lewisham Council to be put back into circulation via Chris Carey Collections and the WEEE waste will go off to be dismantled and recycled.

There was some interest in setting up a Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve, to help with the upkeep and make this hidden gem more accessible. If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please send an email with 'Friends of Dacres Reserve' in the subject line to:

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