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Monday, November 2, 2020

Your views on creating better communities are sought

* Before the lockdown, a repair cafe in full swing.

Llangollen and Mold Town Councils and a number of community groups from across North East Wales have developed a short online survey to explore ideas which could help reduce household costs, increase well-being, provide learning opportunities and reduce pressure on our planet.

Mair Davies, one of the team from Llangollen, said: “Opinions are wanted on a number of initiatives to support a more circular economy in Wales – one where items are reused, repaired, swapped and borrowed rather than people buying new each time. 

"Some of these initiatives could include repair cafes, community recycling, clothes swaps, refill schemes and Libraries of Things. 

"The idea of a Library of Things is to help cut expenditure on items that are not often used - such as hand drills, hedge trimmers, suitcases and tents - and to reduce the amount of new products being bought.

“In an excellent display of cooperation and co-working, Llangollen and Mold Town Councils have pledged their support to a Mobile Library of Things and a sum £4,500 each over the next three years to help deliver this joint project in their communities – subject to additional funding to deliver the project being secured."

She added: "We are looking to engage with businesses, residents and community groups and local councils in our areas and beyond to try and find out how we can best deliver circular economy initiatives and use this information to obtain further funding to collaborate  and provide the support our communities need.

Andrea Mearns from Mold Town Council said: "These initiatives are firmly in line with Cittaslow principles around sustainability and also the Welsh Government commitment to Future Generations, reducing carbon emissions and impact on biodiversity.

“Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by November 11, 2020. Your views are important to us. And please share the link to the survey widely."

The survey can be found on facebook at CircularEconomyNEW, or

If you would prefer the survey sending in the post get in touch with Mold Town Council on 01352 757687.

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