If your interest is biodiversity, you may wish to know our colleagues at Transition New Mills are holding another 'balsam bashing session at The Picker, on Monday 1 August 18:30 – 20:30, The Picker, New Mills. Meet at bridge between Dye House Lane and Hyde Bank Rd. In truth, you don't need to 'bash', you pull up easily. It's a good cause and it making a difference in reducing the spread of this invasive weed, which smothers almost every other plant once it's established. Wear sensible footwear and gloves.
On the recycling front, do you know about the positive new service run by High Peak Council's contractors? You can now leave surplus small electrical items for collection, by placing them alongside your black or green bin on the appropriate collection day, saving you a trip to 'the tip'. Items which can be left out are listed below (leave plus/cables intact but remove batteries, which can be recycled at the library):
- Kettles, toasters, irons and other small kitchen appliances, hairdryers, hair straighteners and clippers, clocks, watches, calculators and torches, remote controls, mobile phones, cameras and chargers, radios, CD and MP3 players, small electronic toys e.g. remote control cars, small power tools, smoke detectors and thermostats