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Raising a stink about Notties recycling

Items due for recycling strewn on the ground in Nottingham Road. Pictures: Garth Johnstone

It’s been a hectic week for the generally quiet Midlands village of Nottingham Road.

A major train derailment, and subsequent week-long recovery operation and repairs by Transnet, created a lot of interest – and drew scores of workers from the parastatal, who’ve been grafting hard to get things “back on track”.

Then we heard word that things had gone awry with the recycling station next to Fuel and Gas. It seems that council has not paid the contractor who now, quite understandably, is no longer removing the rubbish. It’s quite a mess, as evidenced by these pics.

Ho hum!

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In more Notties related news, the Nottingham Road Land Owners organisation is going to be amending efforts to assist those less fortunate in the community. Members have been running a feeding scheme to help the hungry since lockdown began.

The NRLA says it will be working with Love Howick, which has considerable success in this area, and aims to set up a Love Notties project.

Exchange basis

The plan is to get people in need to provide work on an exchange basis. For supervised volunteer services (eg, cleaning up the village – litter, gardening, etc) and for litter that’s collected, cleaned and sorted for recycling, coupons or vouchers will be “earned”. The coupons can then be redeemed at the Love Notties shop, for which a venue has been identified. Volunteers will be providing their time to run this programme.

Building and other materials are urgently needed for the shop.

More info is provided in the attached flyer.

Or contact the following for more details:
Missy: 083 267 4045
Sandra: 082 514 0405
Julie: 082 374 1270

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