Col­lec­tion bins for Green­heart Hub

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

The first of the col­lec­tion bins for ma­te­ri­als needed by the Green­heart Hub Trust are out in the com­mu­nity. They are wheelie bins do­nated by En­vi­roWaste to be used for col­lec­tion boxes.

The first one is at 9 Lid­dell Street Fox­ton.

“The oth­ers will be dis­trib­uted once we find good lo­ca­tions,” said Green­heart Hub co­or­di­na­tor Amba Wright.

“They will all be get­ting painted, so they stand out, by lo­cal artist Wendy Hod­der. We will ad­vise on the lo­ca­tions of these bins as they get put out. We hope to get one over in Shan­non and a cou­ple in Levin.”

The wheelie bins will make it eas­ier for peo­ple to do­nate their plas­tic shop­ping bags, bread bags, bailage twine, but­tons, wool, rib­bon, bot­tle lids, net cur­tains, fab­ric and CDs to the trust.

“If you are un­sure whether it is some­thing we can re­cy­cle in a cre­ative form, please con­tact us: 0276008638,” said Amba.

Green­heart Hub held its last work­shop for 2018 last week­end. Ten peo­ple at­tended the soap mak­ing class which has been very pop­u­lar.

“Ev­ery group that has at­tended has thor­oughly en­joyed learn­ing the art of mak­ing their own nat­u­ral soaps. Our won­der­ful soap Tu­tor Judie Poodie is very pas­sion­ate about shar­ing what she knows in mak­ing soap with no nas­ties in it and mak­ing sure peo­ple are aware of what the palm oil in­dus­try is in­volved in be­fore us­ing it in their soaps,” said Amba Wright.

“Judie likes to bring the mad sci­en­tist out in peo­ple and en­joys see­ing peo­ple get the soap­ing bug. Judie has said she loves Green­heart Hub’s vi­sion and is happy she can help out pro­vid­ing these work­shops to help raise funds to go to­wards the roof re­place­ment on the Fox­ton Race­course Tote Build­ing.”

Net­work­ing has be­gun with the Men’s Shed which is mov­ing in next door to Green­heart Hub’s tem­po­rary lodg­ings.

“A won­der­ful ini­tia­tive. It will be a huge as­set to Fox­ton, a so­cial place where skills can be shared and will net­work in well with Green­heart’s aims,” said Amba.

The old grand­stand is in need of elec­tri­cal work to get the power sup­ply back into the build­ing. It also needs paint­ing, a bit of plumb­ing and a good clean up.

With the ex­per­tise of the Men’s Shed and Green­heart’s vol­un­teer base, its char­ac­ter and charm will be re­stored and make a home for the Men’s Shed and a tem­po­rary home for Green­heart Hub till the Tote build­ing roof falls into place.

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