There is at last some good news on the free cotton bags, the stalled £3000-plus SEEDA-funded project that was being run by Working 4 Whitchurch.

Following the delays as previously reported, the Whitchurch Association, the local charity now charged with overseeing all the Town Centre funded projects, was forced to call in the police.

Bags by mid-October
Mr Phil Cooper of W4W will now be releasing the bags and has said he will be making them available to the local shops by mid-October.

This is excellent news for those who had been supportive of the scheme. The project had been held up, with residents and businesses being denied its benefits. Having the bags available for personal collection was to encourage increased footfall into the local shops.

One local business who did not wish to be named said they “felt let down by W4W but will now be pleased to see the bags“, adding that “This delay has been unnecessary“.

Exchange for Vouchers
The cream coloured cotton bags which are decorated with an artistic design by the Whitchurch Rainbow Brownies are to be obtained in exchange for Vouchers which are to be distributed to all the town’s households along with W4W‘s newsletter.
Should anyone not receive this by mid-October they are asked to contact the Whitchurch Association through

Logo in windows
Each participating business is also to receive a printed logo for their window showing their support for the scheme.

Where to obtain them…
Mr Cooper has also been asked for the list of businesses which will be participating so that they may be listed and promoted on the Business News section of the official town website.

Details of other Projects and their status are available HERE

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