Beating the bounds and local recycling

Walkers of all ages are invited to join Gravesham’s Mayor, Councillor Greta Goatley, as she carries on the ancient tradition of “Beating the Bounds” over the weekend of 1 and 2 October – and the Fleet is hosting the starting point for this year’s walk.

The borough perimeter is about 35 miles, with approximately six of those being the river Thames. On Saturday, 1st October, walkers cover nearly 16 miles starting with tea, coffee and a bacon roll at Stonebridge Road – together with cheerful send-off from Dave Archer! On Sunday, 2nd October, walkers will complete just over 14 miles. They are usually sponsored with the money collected going to the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

If Fleet fans would like to support the mayor in her fundraising without taking part in the “Beating the Bounds” yourself, you can sponsor her by sending a cheque to Jackie Denton made payable to “GBC Mayor’s Charity”.

As a director of Kent-based waste management company, Countrystyle Recycling, I am delighted to have been able to help one of EUFC’s key Community Partners, No Walls Gardens, in delivering compost made from food and green waste collected from households in Medway at Countrystyle’s recycling facility at Iwade, near Sittingbourne, to No Walls Gardens adjacent to St Botolphs in Northfleet.

Local Northfleet North Ward councillor Pete Scollard can be seen here collecting the compost which was delivered to its garden for use in adding nutrition to the raised beds, also made from recovered materials.

A true community project using recycled material for local people.


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