Environmental Service - caring for the planet

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This Rotary programme is aimed at trying to improve the local environment, contribute to young people's awareness of the issues and to provide a practical route for members to recycle.

The Local Environment

The Ashby Rotary Club has for many years maintained several underutilised areas in the town and improved them attractively with low maintenance planting.  The first of these, laid out in 1972 in Pithiviers Gardens, is now in need of complete refurbishment, for which plans are being made.  Another exists next to the Fire Station and a third in Churchside Walk.  The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Gardens in South Street were opened on 31st May 2012 and have become a useful stopping off place on the way back from town to the sheltered housing off Prior Park Road.  These are being actively cultivated by members of the Rotary Club.

Environment Awareness

The Club is partnering Packington School in a programme of creating nature conservation awareness in the young people.  The Club has assisted with the provision of a bird hide and bird feeders.

Encouraging Recycling

The Club is actively promoting the recycling of ink cartridges and mobile phones amongst its members and friends.  This scheme is now being rolled out to include non-ferrous metals which are being used to build a medical heli-pad.