Library friends win golden ticket prize

Published: 25 April 2017

A resident from Putney has won the second and final round of this year’s Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.

The Golden Ticket prize draw winner can also nominate a registered community group for a £2,500 community prize. In this draw the lucky recipient was the Friends of Putney Library.

Chairman Colleen Samuel said: “We are all thrilled with the award and will consider how best to use the money for the benefit of Putney library users.”

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field said: “I’m delighted that the Friends of Putney Library were chosen to receive this award. They are working with our library contractor GLL to help ensure the library is at the heart of Putney and provides the very best service it can to local people.”

The Golden Ticket competition is run by the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA). It encourages people to recycle correctly because only tickets placed in clear recycling bags filled correctly with recyclable items are included in the draw.

WRWA 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.

This is the second year the competition has been held. Charities that have benefited include Transition Town Tooting, FAST, Share Community, the Graveney Canteen and Home Start Wandsworth. 

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