In the spirit of Christmas, a Peterborough-based community interest company has created a special festive display from an old bathtub, waste materials and reusable paint from Community RePaint Cambridgeshire.
The display, put together by Up The Garden Bath has been shortlisted for “Best Community Display” in a nationwide competition run by expert David Domoney and illuminationstreet.com
In an interview with the Peterborough Telegraph, Up The Garden Bath spokesperson Kez Hayes-Palmer explained: “It’s been a difficult year for everyone and we really wanted to end the year in style by creating something amazing that would put a smile on peoples faces and lift their spirits.”
Up The Garden Bath is urging local organisations and businesses to add their own unique creations to the display. Fifteen businesses thus far have provided donations for the display, including Community RePaint Cambridgeshire, which provided reusable paint to brighten up the reindeers and Santa’s sleigh.
Community RePaint Cambridgeshire opened in 2011 and is now one of the largest schemes in the network. Run by Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network (CCORRN), they collect around 30,000 litres of paint each year. This includes part-full containers of paint from households via a number of recycling centres in the region. They also receive donations from traders, retailers and manufacturers in the region.
The display was installed on December 12 at Bakewell Road in Orton, Southgate. It will be taken down on January 6 2021.
Why not take a look at our Zero Waste Christmas guides for inspiration on how you can repurpose materials for your Christmas decoration displays.
[Photo Credit: Peterborough Telegraph]