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Town Talk Stall helps to


pay for toilets A STALL at Snodland Carnival raised enough money to pay for three toilets in a developing world community. The Rev Mandy Young, who has


been the Deacon in Snodland for 12 months, explained to Town Talk that she and June Wright learned about toilet twinning at a Challenging Poverty Conference in Rochester. "As a consequence of that June


and I, with the support of the church, decided to support a toilet twinning charity," she said. Toilets cost £60 for families and


£240 for a school block. The charity provides people in the poorest com- munities in the world with decent toi- lets and clean water. The money raised is sent to the


charity which returns a certificate stating the sender has been twinned with the community involved. Mandy is to contact schools in Snodland to ask pupils to help raise funds for schools in poverty-stricken communities.


Play repeated


SNODLAND & Valley Community Players are presenting one more performance of their award-winning play "The Waiting Room" at Snod- land Community Centre on August 23. For details call 01634 244933.


AFTER about 40 years of collect- ing waste paper in the town to raise funds the 1st Snodland Scout Group will be stopping the service after October 24. The value of waste paper has dropped and fewer people are leaving it out for collection, mean- ing it is costing the Scoutsmoney to continue. Pete Byrne, group Scout Leader, made the announcement "with deep regret". He said the re- cycling was done through Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook.


Local news for Snodland and Halling Scouts’ paper scheme to stop "It has become apparent that


the value of waste paper has dropped so much they are no longer in a position to make the collection a financial viability for the group. Smurfit Kappa has al- ways been a major supporter of the Scout group and our appreci- ation of them is immense. "The amount of waste paper


being left for collection has dimin- ished to the point where it is cost- ing us more to collect it than they are making in selling to the recy- cler."


The Scout group executive committee felt that the income did not cover the losses being in- curred in other methods of raising funds. Pete added: "Snodland Scout


Group would like to extend its sin- cere thanks to the people of Snodland who, over the years, have kept the group in a good, well-supported position within the community, helping the young people to develop and take their place within the community and further afield."


Volunteer Emma passes on love of books


A SNODLAND woman has successfully applied to be aWorld Book Night volunteer. The annual event is designed to encourage people


to read a book. Since it began in 2011 it has created a group of 56,000 volunteers who have given books to more than 2.25 million people. Emma Foreman, learning resource centre man-


ager at Holmesdale TechnologyCollege and a "pas- sionate book lover" chose two of the 20World Book Night 2015 titles. "As a volunteer last year I loved being able to pass


onmylove of reading to others," she said. "It enabled meto highlight reading and its joys to young and old people in the community. "It has resulted in the formation of two very active reading groups of people who would never had the


time or inclination to read before. "I gave out books this year to year 11 and sixth


form students, to non-teaching staff and staff at our partner organisations. I would love to be able to start a teen reading group as a result of giving away these books."


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