Father Christmas Competition Winners Are...

Creative letters from Nottinghamshire children win prizes

Lots of letters featuring the good recycling deeds of Nottinghamshire children were delivered to the recycling elves courtesy of Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors), the winning letters came from Samuel, Vedha and Edith. The creative letters won each of them a special present and tickets for their families to see this year’s pantomime, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at Nottingham Playhouse.

As part of Recycle for Nottinghamshire’s Christmas celebrations the recycling elves asked children to write to Father Christmas and tell him all about their recycling good deeds and the response was fantastic with lots of imaginative and informative entries. Lea Hawkes, General Manager for Veolia said: ‘It was wonderful to read the creative, fun ways in which Nottinghamshire's mini recycling enthusiasts are passing on the correct recycling information. The recycling elves especially enjoyed the fantastic pictures, poems, songs. Congratulations to all the entrants, all of whom are now on the ‘recycling good deeds nice list’.


Entries into the competition came from children all across Nottinghamshire, varying in age from 5 to 11 years old. The competition was shortlisted by judges at Nottinghamshire County Council and Veolia and the winners chosen by Councillor Cottee. The Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Lea Hawkes from Veolia and stars of Nottinghamshire Playhouse’s pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood presented Samuel, Vedha and Edith with their prizes and presents last night (Thursday 20th December 2018) All the winning letters can be read here: www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/fatherchristmasletter


County Councillor John Cottee, Chairman, Communities and Place from Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We were delighted to receive so many entries, the judging process was very tough, and we are really pleased with the winning entries. It’s also timely to think about how we can all recycle over the Christmas period – whether it’s to recycle Christmas cards, reuse Christmas wrapping paper or remembering that once you have finished decorating your home with things like spray snow, the empty cans can go in your recycling bin.”


Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive at Nottingham Playhouse said: "We have been proud to support the recycling good deed Christmas letters competition again this year, and encourage all of Nottinghamshire’s littlest recyclers and merry men to think about how they can reduce, reuse and recycle, at home, at school, and in Sherwood Forest this Christmas"


The festive fun doesn’t end here, keep an eye out on twitter for the hashtag #RecycleForNotts as there are lots more festive recycling surprises to come, including a special version of the 12 days of Christmas and lots of festive hints and tips. On average households produce 30% more waste over the festive period. To help Nottinghamshire residents manage this extra waste, download the latest recycling information from www.recyclefornottinghamshire.co.uk


Did you know that by recycling just one extra drinks can could save enough energy to power your TV for four hours this Christmas! Drinks cans, plastic bottles, aerosol cans, cardboard boxes, newspapers and Christmas cards and paper that isn’t waxed, shiny or glittered can all be recycled, you too can help make sure that we all ‘put the right thing in the right bin’ To find out more about Veolia call 0203 567 4370 or visit www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire.