Recycling competition boots Bassetlaw Foodbank

Bassetlaw Food Bank have just received a welcome donation of food and food vouchers following a recycling competition ran by Contractors, Robert Woodhead Limited and supported by their waste management partner Enva.

Nick Middleton, Site Manager for Robert Woodhead Limited submitted an entry into the contractors “Going Beyond Green” photography competition which asked staff to share how they are making more sustainable choices.

The Contractors are currently on site delivering a beautiful collection of new homes in the charming Nottinghamshire village of Harworth.

The 26 new-build homes at Madison Court, Harworth will bring together a collection of contemporary bungalows and 3 & 4-bedroom homes, perfect for a range of buyers.  The homes are being built for Bersahill Limited.

The prize, donated by Enva, was originally a Red-Letter day experience, however, Nick wanted to recognise that it is everyone on site that has contributed and asked if the prize could be changed to make more impact locally, just before Christmas. Enva agreed and a donation of food and food vouchers was presented to Bassetlaw Food Bank, supporting the local community.

Nick said, “We are all about putting the community first, I am from the area and I know just what a big difference this donation will make to the people of Harworth. This vision is also shared by our clients, Bersahill Ltd, it’s all about people, property and place.  Thank you to Enva for donating the prize and well done to the team for making more sustainable choices.”

This has been achieved by cleverly using excess materials including an old tyre to create planter at  site entrance.  The clever improvements and recycling initiatives were noted by the Considerate Constructors Scheme who awarded the site an impressive 41/50.

In addition, over 95% of site waste has been diverted from landfill thanks to Enva’s resource recovery work.

Kirsty Woodward, Enva Sales Manager said, “We are delighted to support such a fantastic local organisation and contribute towards helping those in need across the Bassetlaw District, especially at this time of year.”

Bassetlaw Foodbank said, ‘we’re really grateful to Nick for his support on site and in donating his prize to the Food Bank. We rely on our community to help us support people in Bassetlaw experiencing food insecurity and donations from organisations like Robert Woodhead Limited help us fill our emergency food parcels’.

The site office is also a donation point if you wish to make your donation before Christmas or into the new year.

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