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Caravanners pitch in for a greener rally

West Oxfordshire is sending a strong environmental message to 12,000 members of The Caravan Club as they arrive for their annual National Rally at Blenheim Palace at the end of the month.

West Oxfordshire District Council has been working with The Caravan Club to make sure that as much of the waste generated as possible is recycled. It is the first time The Caravan Club has included recycling as part of its waste management for the annual National Rally. It is also the first time that the District Council's waste team has been involved in such a large scale event.

On arrival each pitch occupant will be issued with a recycling pack containing five clear sacks for them to dispose of waste paper, plastic bottles, tins and cans. There will also be glass recycling banks on the site.

Around 4,700 caravan pitches have been booked for this annual event which is taking place over the late Spring Bank Holiday, 25th - 29th May. It is an extra special rally for The Club as it celebrates its Centenary year.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment said, "We are delighted that The Caravan Club is celebrating its centenary with their rally here in West Oxfordshire. We are even more pleased that they have chosen to limit the impact on the environment by recycling as much of the waste generated during this event as possible."

Len Short, Head of Events for The Caravan Club said, "We have various recycling initiatives operating on our 200-strong Sites network so we are delighted to be able to work with West Oxfordshire District Council to have an effective scheme in place at our National Rally as well."

The Caravan Club's National Rally is always held in a stately home. The Rally comprises a hugely varied programme of events and it is expected that up to 12,000 people will be attending the event.

Posted : 19/05/2007 01:37:13

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