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Red Rose Resource Awards 2014
  • Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

    Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

    Winners with Cllr Amy Cross and Lancashire CRN Chair Liz Tapner

  • Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

    Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

    Best New Project won by Total Reuse CIC, and Best Community Enterprise won by The Sewing Rooms

  • Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

    Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

    Best Partnership won by Emmaus Preston with Swan Domestics.

Red Rose Resource Awards 2014

4th Sep 2014

Local good causes rewarded for excellence in delivering public services

Across Lancashire, organisations have been set up to address problems faced by our communities. They are ‘social enterprises’ – businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They reinvest their profits back into their service, products or the local community, so when they profit, society profits.

The Lancashire Community Recycling Network is a members Network of charities and social enterprises that stop valuable and useful items and materials being landfilled. They work accounts for thousands of tonnes of valuable resources being diverted from landfill in Lancashire ever year – and they also provide support, training and employment opportunities to those furthest from the labour market, helping those recovering from physical or mental health problems, the long term unemployed and formerly homeless to become independent and economically active.

Lancashire CRN’s annual awards event, The Red Rose Resource Awards showed the diversity of projects in Lancashire and the numerous ways they help our communities.

Councillor Amy Cross, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for Street Scene and the Environment opened the event, congratulating Lancashire CRN’s members on the impact they are having across Lancashire.

“The Lancashire Community Recycling Network is a great example of organisations working together to achieve one common goal of helping communities through recycling.

“There are many organisations around the county who do excellent work to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and restore items so that they can be used again to help local people.

“I’m delighted to hear of the excellent work that these three award winners are doing and would like to congratulate each of them for the ways that they are not only recycling but also improving the lives of local communities.

"Since establishing the Lancashire Community Recycling Network over 10 years ago we are proud to host some of the most diverse and innovative groups in the country. The award winners this year demonstrate the quality and the diverse ways that ‘waste’ can be used as a resource to support local communities."

The winners of the three awards were presented with a recycled glass trophy (a 17th century upcycled flat irons, supplied by Lancashire CRN member Shabby2Chic CIC, based in Blackpool) with a generous cash prize to invest in their organisations and teams. The event was organized and delivered by Global Renewables on behalf of Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council.

Lancashire CRN itself won the Best Partnership Project at the prestigious MRW National Recycling Awards in London in July 2014 and have just secured a Silver Zero Waste Award from industry body Letsrecycle. Both awards were for the ground-breaking ‘Care and Urgent Need Support Scheme’ delivered in partnership with Lancashire County Council, which has been recognised for best practice in cross sector partnership working and community-based waste management.

2014 Winners

For more about the winning organisations and the impact they are making visit their dedicated articles:

Best New Project: Total Reuse CIC for 'Total Clearance'.

Best Partnership: Emmaus Preston with Swan Domestics.

Best Community Enterprise: The Sewing Rooms.

Lancashire CRN receives ongoing support from Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council as part of the Lancashire Waste PFI Project.

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