Helping our  Environment

Small easy steps done collectively make a real difference

Changes we each make, however small, collectively will make a tangible difference to our environment. Here are details of some of the steps open to us: 

Ali’s recycling for the local community

Local resident Ali’s team of  helpers collects a range of items for recycling, primarily not collected by the Council.  Her mission: “Together we can make a better impact on our Planet”.

roadside and  recycling centres

West Berkshire Council offer roadside collection of garden, food, plastic, cans, paper and card. The council’s  recycling centres (Padworth and Newbury) and Sainsbury’s Tadley accept additional types of (primarily) plastic. 

Hamstead Norreys Community Shop

winner of the Countryside alliance Best Rural Shop in Britain 2019, the team of volunteers are brimming with products and ideas.

Thatcham & Newbury Plastic Free, recycling and zero waste 

greener towns & villages through sharing information on where to recycle, promoting zero waste & plastic free swaps.

Avoid, Re-use or recycle plastic

Where plastic is unavoidable, re-use it. If that’s not possible  check if/where it’s recyclable. 

Plastic Free Mortimer: a resident- led group that promote alternatives to plastic, by increasing awareness and gaining support from local businesss. Read about them HERE
Refillables: THATCHAM REFILLABLE  refill used bottles to  reduce plastic waste. They have a Thatcham pop-up shop and collection point in Burghfield Common.

More information

watch Sir David Attenborough’s two- minute message.

Blue Planet 2: Watch Sir David Attenborough’s update on single use plastic – WATCH HERE

Hampstead Norreys Community Shop In Conversation: on Kennet Community Radio – listen again here