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Final Scouts' Paper Collection — 11th July

The Scouts Paper Collection has been a part of Chelford Village life now for well over 30 years. The enterprise has raised over £90 000 for the Scout Group in that period; at its peak 15 tonnes of paper and card were collected in the space of a Saturday morning, filling two large skips to the brim.

The collectors have given their time generously to this community effort, many long after their own children have left the organisation (indeed, some collectors have had no direct family links to the Scout Group).

In recent years the amount of paper left out has fallen to less than 3 tonnes, partly due to the introduction of the silver bins. The price obtained for the paper has also dropped, mostly due to the removal of a subsidy by the Council. The effort going in to the collection from a faithful group of hard working collectors is now exceeding the financial benefit.

The Scout Group Committee has made the very difficult decision that the collection will come to an end in the summer. The last ever collection will be on July 11th. Please help to make this a bumper collection.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with the collection over the years, whether by simply leaving out paper and card for collection, or by collecting paper from a road and taking it to the skip, or helping unload at the skip. Thank you all.

James Gilmour
Chairman, 1st Chelford Scout Group

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