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Composting scheme planned

PUBLISHED: 16:33 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 07:16 01 August 2010

THE Chet Valley Partnership is looking into setting up a community composting scheme for Loddon and Chedgrave.

The project is being headed by Loddon man Paul Parravani of Parravani Icecreams, who is on the partnership's steering committee, and has also enlisted the help of two local women who have been trained in composting by Norfolk County Council.

THE Chet Valley Partnership is looking into setting up a community composting scheme for Loddon and Chedgrave.

The project is being headed by Loddon man Paul Parravani of Parravani Icecreams, who is on the partnership's steering committee, and has also enlisted the help of two local women who have been trained in composting by Norfolk County Council.

Rachel Stewart, of Loddon, and Hayley Johnson, of Chedgrave, have compiled a survey to ascertain whether local people would use the composting scheme and whether people need help composting at home.

The survey is available in the Loddon Contact magazine and will be hand-delivered to Chedgrave. People can also pick it up from the Church Plain Stores and Rosie Lees Tearoom in Loddon, and Chet Stores in Chedgrave. Participants have until April 1 to reply.

“I'm into recycling and I thought it was a good idea,” said Mr Parravani.

“We're trying to lower our carbon footprint. At the moment we're trying to secure a piece of land and some funding for it.

“People could come down once a week with their waste and then we would turn it into compost, and they could come and collect it for their gardens.”

There is a community composting scheme running locally at Denton, where the people who run it will also collect people's compost.

However Mr Parravani does not think the Chet Valley Partnership will have the means to do this as Loddon and Chedgrave have far more residents.

“We're also hoping that people who do want to compost in their own gardens will want to set up a forum,” he said. “People think you can just throw it in a heap but you need to have the right mix of materials to end up with compost.”

If you have a piece of land that could be offered for the scheme contact Paul Parravani on 01508 522996.

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