Fly-tipping in Cornwall has become a real problem due to stricter regulations for commercial businesses and poor economic climate. There were 4,365 incidents in 2012/13, up from 4,218 the previous year. The cost of dealing with flytipping increased as a result, going from £364,000 in 2011/12 to £377,000 in 2012/13.
BF Adventure has been a prime location over the years for fly tipping, 60 bags of building waste was tipped over the weekend. Ironically this time it has been building waste, just as we are about to launch our #bigkitchenbuild.
The #bigkitchenbuild project will enable disadvantaged and disabled young people and adults to learn important life skills from learning to cook for themselves to budgeting and shopping for the ingredients, we also offer a highly effective programme which supports entrepreneurial skills in the Kitchen. The old kitchen is housed in a porta cabin which is falling into disrepair. After gaining full planning permission for the build it soon became clear that there would be no available funding or grants for this project so Adrian Richards CEO came up with another plan. The #bigkitchenbuild is based on the concept of DIY SOS, we have a wish list of items we need, to facilitate the build and we ask you to contribute what you can. Whether it is in the form of materials, skilled labour, cash donation or you just want to help, every donation is gratefully recieved. We sent out an appeal last year and the ladies of the Helston-Lizard Inner Wheel rose to the challenge and our campaign began… We have been very fortunate and Cornwall businesses have been overwhelmingly generous, however we are still a long way from our goal and without your help it may not succeed. If you would like to get involved and help build a future for the young people of Cornwall click here.