Eco Ely, a Facebook group started by local lady Hayley Ellis, and supported by Spotted in Ely has grown in the two months it’s been running to over 1200 members!
One of the main objectives of Eco Ely is to look at the way the community can reduce single use plastics, ditch the disposables, increase awareness of reusing, and reducing what ends up in landfill sites. Therefore their first project has been launched!
Eco Ely Party Packs has its own Facebook page www.facebook.com/EcoElyParty, where you can make bookings to hire a Party Pack for FREE! They just ask for a £10 returnable deposit, if everything is returned back, and is clean. However, if you don’t have time to clean it, that’s also OK, they will provide you with a 50% return on your deposit, if it’s dirty, and they will clean it for you!
Hayley said, “At present we have two main party packs; one kindly donated by Becky English, and can be collected from Littleport. This is enough for 30 people, and includes plates, bowls, cups and cutlery.
The second has kindly been donated by funds from SE Electrical Services and Jessica May Betson Childminding and will be based with Jessica May Betson in Soham. This Party Pack is a little bit smaller in size and contains smaller cups, bowls, plates and cutlery sets and is great for smaller children; this set can currently cater for 16 children.
We have also had a kind donation from MACC Media and have been able to buy some additional items like spare plates and cutlery for bigger booking, some jugs, serving bowls, serving plates and some decorative bunting to add to our items that can be hired out.
We are looking for any donations of items which can be used in our party packs, we are also looking for anyone who wishes to sponsor a pack, and anyone who wishes to host any new locations. We are hoping to launch one in Ely and Little Downham/Pymoor next.
Our hope is that every village in the Ely area will have these packs so that as a city we can Ditch The Disposables!“
Press release from Eco Ely