LondonWaste’s EcoPark echoed with the jangle of heavy Chains of Office when the Mayors from the North London Waste Authority’s constituent boroughs congregated in Edmonton on Thursday for the company’s charitable Mayoral Event.
This annual fixture, started in 2006, gave the Mayors an opportunity to take a tour of the forty-acre, flagship site, led by Peter Sharpe, Managing Director of LondonWaste Ltd.
This was followed by a talk from Paul Wynn, Chairman of LondonWaste Ltd who outlined how integral the EcoPark’s facilities are to London’s resource economy; recovering waste and providing re-use and recycling services.
The event culminated with the presentation of the Company’s donation of £1000 to each visiting Mayor’s chosen charity or selection of charities. This year’s list of worthy charities reads as follows:
- Barnet – Jesus Hospital Charitable Trust, an Almshouse charity and The Valentine Poole Charity
- Haringey – The theme for the Mayor’s charity work this year is ‘Mental Health in Haringey’ and the Mayor will be supporting Studio 306 Collective and Mind in Haringey
- Islington – Angel Shed Theatre
- Enfield – All People All Places, MIND in Enfield, Tender Care, Nightingale Hospice and the Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Charity at North Middlesex Hospital
- Waltham Forest –The Mayor will undertake fundraising activities in conjunction with Diabetes UK to support local borough-based diabetic services and raise awareness of the impact of diabetes on people’s health
- Camden – the Mayor of Camden is supporting C4WS Homeless Project
- Hackney – Skyway, Access to Sports and Off Centre
- LondonWaste manages the household waste from over 1.9 million residents across seven North London boroughs and generates enough green energy to power over 70,000 homes.