Annington, the company responsible for refurbishing former MOD homes on Nene Road, in Henlow, has donated 15 surplus bins to Henlow Parish Council to help combat waste at the community allotments on Saxon Close. A further 17 bins are being donated this month.

The bins will find a new lease of life at the allotments for garden waste and will also be used to store rainwater. Not only is this helping create a spacious, tidier Henlow, but the bins will also help to encourage water conservation, as we are coming into the wetter months, by preserving excess rainfall to water the crops at the allotments.

Samantha Crawley, Clerk for Henlow Parish Council, commented: “The donation of bins enables us to recycle them into water butts for our allotments, allowing for a more sustainable way of watering our gardens. This highlights the importance of saving water and money through the recycling of nature, particularly in the months where water is sparce. Not only does this help the environment, but we are very thankful to Annington for its generous donation.”

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, added: “As we are refurbishing homes in Henlow, it’s great to repurpose the surplus bins into water butts for important uses within the community allotments. We are proud to do our part to combat water waste and in doing this, we will be supporting community gardening, which is proven to have numerous mental health benefits, as well as allowing the gardeners to re-use the water in a sustainable way. At Annington, we are very much keen to recycle unwanted goods to people who can repurpose them, and by donating these bins allows us to help the community to conserve water in a sustainable way.”

Annington are refurbishing ex-MOD properties in Henlow, with the first phase expected to launch this autumn. In keeping with sustainability, these homes will have access to dedicated cycle stores, and a selection will be fitted with electric vehicle charging points. The homes have also been fully refurbished, benefitting from newly extended lounge and kitchen areas, with new carpets and flooring throughout.

Prices start from £310,000 for a two-bedroom home. To find out more or to register your interest, contact the selling agent, Your Move, on 01462 459 643, or visit www.your-move.co.uk