Anna Easton won £5000 in the recycling prize draw
Southfields resident Anna Easton is the lucky winner of the second Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.
Ms Easton won £5000 in the draw, which rewards local people for recycling correctly. The next draw will be in February.
She and her partner share recycling duties and she said the win was very much a joint effort, “My partner and I have always recycled so were really excited to win the Golden ticket recycling competition. It was a great surprise before Christmas!”
The winner can nominate registered community groups for a share of the £2500 community prize. Ms Easton chose four local charities to benefit:
Graveney Canteen – this community kitchen offers local people, especially those in need, a free three course meal every Friday made from reclaimed food from local shops and suppliers.
Doris Emerton Court Residents Association – representing residents of a sheltered housing scheme in Battersea.
Southfields Grid Residents Association – set up to preserve, maintain and enhance the Southfields Grid community.
Wandsworth Radio – set up a year ago to provide a truly local news and music service. Director Jason Rosam said, "We were extremely happy to be chosen to receive the money by Anna who told us she believes local radio can be a powerful tool to bring communities together. We'll be using the funds to pay for our music licensing which is one of the most costly elements of running a radio station. We are very grateful to the winner and to the waste authority for running a competition which boosts recycling efforts in the borough and helps local organisations with their work."
The Golden Ticket competition is being run by the Western Riverside Waste Authority which is responsible for waste disposal and sorting the mixed recycling collected across the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
It has been awarded a government grant for the competition to help give residents of the four boroughs extra motivation to recycle more - and recycle correctly.
If you have run out of golden tickets, you can collect more from your local library or leisure centre, the council’s customer services centre in Wandsworth High Street or the housing office reception in Putney Bridge Road. Alternatively you can print your own at www.wrwa.gov.uk/goldenticket.
January 25, 2016