Community spirit at Goosnargh and Longridge Show

It was a busy weekend for Recycling Lives; whilst Sunday saw Team Recycling Lives take on the Dragon Boat Race, coming a respectable 6th out of 16, Saturday was spent getting involved with the local community and joining in the fun at the Goosnargh and Longridge Show.

The Annual Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show is a tradition which spans further than a century, as local families and businesses come together every July to celebrate rural and farming life. It’s always a popular event with the local community, and 2015 was no exception.

Recycling Lives’ main processing site, the Recycling Lives Recycling Park, is based on Longridge Road, just around the corner from Goosnargh and Longridge. This year, we got involved with the show, providing skips for them to use and setting up our very own stand, to share what we do with the local community and let them know about the services we offer.

A last-minute bird flu scare resulted in a poultry ban, but the event organisers decided that the show must go on, and go on it did. There were all sorts of activities and stalls, from local craftsmen to farm animals, and vintage vehicles to local breweries – there was even piglet racing, an enduringly popular event.

Recycling Lives’ stall informed the residents about our various services; particularly of interest were our community recycling services, which provide householders and businesses with local, environmentally friendly and charity-led recycling solutions. From Scrap Car Network and Skip Hire Network to Furniture Donation Network, the residents were keen to learn about the services we could offer and how we support the local community with our charity work.

William Fletcher, Managing Director of Recycling Lives helped to man the Recycling Lives stall, and said:
‘It was a really fun day for everyone involved. It was great for us to meet the local residents at such a fun community event; most of them had heard of Recycling Lives, but at the Show we had the opportunity to tell them about what we do and our charity work’.