The owner of Spar Tattenhall has been doing his bit for the environment.
In an attempt to reduce the weekly use of at least 3,000 plastic bags at his store on the High Street, Thom Morton decided on a community action plan.
His initiative was to introduce a 5p charge for single-use plastic bags to raise money for a local charity.
Thom was all too aware that the plastic bags issued in store every week were almost immediately destined for landfill sites so decided that the introduction of the charge was an excellent way forward to protect wildlife, reduce litter and support local environmental causes.
The use of plastic bags by Tattenhall shoppers has since plummeted by at least 50% since the introduction of the 5p charge in June 2016 and, following the deduction of reasonable costs,Thom Morton has donated more than £1,400 to ‘TWiG’, (Tattenhall Wildlife Group).
The money will be be used in support of conservation work within Jubilee Wood, the new Flacca Wetland and Glebe Meadow in Tattenhall.
The community environmental group was nominated by local residents because of their significant contribution to conservation work within the parish.