The Parish Council have made a decision to introduce a Clothing Bank to the Village. This will be located next to the current Bottle Bank. We will be trying this out for a period of six months to see how things go.
All clothing and shoes placed in the Clothing Bank will go to recycling or re-purposing and the Parish Council will be recompensed by the ton and any income derived from this will be helpful to the upkeep of the village roads and trees. It wont be huge amounts of money but everything and anything will help.
The Clothing Bank will be closely monitored to ensure that we do not end up with bags of clothing dumped because the bin is full, however, we are advised the bin will be emptied on a regular basis. The reason the location was thus chosen is because we already have the bottle bank insitu and because it was felt that in full view it is hopefully less likely we will end up with a mess. However, we will see what transpires.
Santon Downham Parish Council – 5th July 2022