Sorop­ti­mists given in­sight into re­cy­cling

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - County Show -

Busi­ness women from Ash­ford were treated to a pri­vate demon­stra­tion from Biffa on how to use the new refuse and re­cy­cling sys­tem.

Mem­bers of the Sorop­ti­mists In­ter­na­tional, Ash­ford group, were joined by guest speaker Ali­son Sol­lis, Biffa’s be­havioural change of­fi­cer, at their July meet­ing.

Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional is an or­gan­i­sa­tion for pro­fes­sional and busi­ness women. The Ash­ford group has 35 mem­bers and meets on the sec­ond Tues­day evening of ev­ery month, ex­cept Au­gust, at the Sin­gle­ton En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre, Wes­ley School Road, Sin­gle­ton.

For more in­for­ma­tion email ash­ford­sorop­ti­mists@ya­hoo. or visit ash­ford-kent Man­ager Wendy Sage, back left, with res­i­dents No­rah Kaszubowski, Alice Birch and spe­cial guests, front, Phillada and Martin Pym and Harold Apps VIPs and res­i­dents at Pym House en­joyed mu­sic and drinks to cel­e­brate the build­ing’s 40th birth­day.

Scheme man­agers at the Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil-owned shel­tered hous­ing com­plex at Pett Lane, Char­ing, marked the mile­stone last Thurs­day.

Spe­cial guests in­cluded the Mayor of Ash­ford Cllr David Smith, Cllr Harold Apps and Mar- tin Pym, the son of the for­mer Kent County Coun­cil chair­man af­ter whom the build­ing was named.

En­ter­tainer Neil Pa­trick also sang for the guests and some of the home’s 34 res­i­dents.

Scheme man­ager Wendy Sage said: “Mr Pym did a speech and we toasted Pym House and cut the cake.

“It was a nice af­ter­noon.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM2687601

Bernda Dunn, pres­i­dent of Ash­ford Sorop­tomists with Ali­son Sol­lis rep­re­sent­ing Biffa

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