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Our Green Star for those reducing single use plastic

Our Green Star for those reducing single use plastic

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How many local businesses have already done some of these things to reduce Single Use Plastic?

Let us know by posting here.

This is what can be done.

Stop offering straws

buy vegetables and fruit that are loose and not wrapped in plastic

avoid the use of plastic film

offer takeaway food in paper bags, rather than plastic

use compostable takeaway containers

use wood or bamboo rather than plastic spoons, forks and knives,

sell drinks in glass rather than plastic bottles

refill the customer’s own drinking cup/bottle

Planning News

Councillors may call for a Local Plan Referendum Councillors may call for a Local Plan Referendum

Tumisu / Pixabay So if it looks that the Council is not listening to residents in the public consultations... Read the story »

New Hawkwell Homes “Out of our Reach” is quite true New Hawkwell Homes “Out of our Reach” is quite true

The Echo published an Article today headed “Hawkwell homes “out of our reach”. You can... Read the story »

Planning Positives or Planning Negatives? Planning Positives or Planning Negatives?

Despite our recent experiences with Planning Conditions on the David Wilson Homes/Barratts planning... Read the story »

Police News

Councillor slammed over fake parking bay Councillor slammed over fake parking bay

I found this interesting article on Yahoo Cars !! A parish councillor in Gloucestershire was so tired... Read the story »

London Gangs Target Hockley & Hawkwell London Gangs Target Hockley & Hawkwell

Echo 22nd December 2009 POLICE are to target gangs of youths who are coming into Hockley from London... Read the story »

Crime Updates from Essex Police Crime Updates from Essex Police

VEHICLE CRIME: Overnight 8th July into 9th July there was several thefts from motor vehicles in the Hawkwell... Read the story »

Meeting with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet Meeting with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet

As your representative on the District Council, John Mason met with Chief Inspector Andy Prophet and... Read the story »

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