The “loan bus” offering residents the opportunity to save money has arrived in Mold for the first time.
The eye-catching green Bws Benthyg (Borrow Bus) first came to Mold Market last Wednesday and generated a lot of interest among shoppers and visitors to Daniel Owen Square. The Bws Benthyg team was warmly welcomed to Mold by Hannah Blythyn MS and the Mayor of Mold, Haydn Jones.
It allows residents to borrow things they need but don’t have, saving them money and space in their homes. This includes entertainment equipment and infrequently used household items or garden tools. It also allows residents to donate things they no longer need, helping to reduce waste.
Delyn Senedd member Hannah Blythyn is an active waste reduction champion.
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She said: “It was fantastic to be there in Mold to meet some of the Bws Benthyg team on their first visit to Mold and to see for myself some of the items they have to borrow.
“Bws Benthyg is a brilliant initiative supporting the local community, helping to reduce waste and supporting movements towards a true circular economy in Wales. I’m really delighted to see these plans come to fruition and can’t wait to see the difference it makes.”
Janine Cushworth, director of reSource, the organization that runs the scheme, said: ‘Bws Benthyg will provide an easy way for people to borrow items like gardening tools, household items, party or entertainment supplies. , etc., at very little cost. In this time when we are all feeling the pinch, we hope this helps people save money by not having to buy the items they need, while reducing waste, putting items to good use unused or unwanted items that hide in people’s attics or sheds. .”
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It was established as a partnership project between local organizations and community groups including the Repair Café teams in Mold, Denbigh and Ruthin, Drosi Bikes and Friends of Pengwern in Llangollen and Crest in Llandudno. Funding for the pilot project was provided by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.
The bus will visit Daniel Owen Square in Mold every Wednesday. With a regular schedule in Llangollen, Ruthin and Denbigh with village stops on request.