New bins at Lord Roberts on The Green, Purley and St Antony’s, Hamsey Green

With thanks to Ghazala Akhtar, the owner, we have a new food collection point available for donations daily at the Lord Roberts on The Green restaurant and coffee shop in Upper Woodcote Village, Purley.

We have also added St Antony’s Church, Wentworth Way, Hamsey Green, to our list. Donations can be dropped off there on Sundays.

Unfortunately though, after nearly four years, Elmfield Vets in Sanderstead are reluctantly handing back their yellow collection bin and come off our list. Despite large notices to the contrary, people have kept putting dog waste in the bin, and Ian Batten, the vet, and his wife Danielle have been very upset at the amount of contaminated donations they have been forced to throw away.

We have sent Ian and Danielle our sincere thanks for their considerable support since 2020.

Yellow bins, provided by Croydon Covid-19 Mutual Aid, were introduced in 2020 when Revd Fiona Weaver, now a Food Hub Trustee, had the first one installed in St Mark’s Church, Woodcote. We currently have 21 at locations round the area, as detailed on the map below.

If anyone would like to have a yellow bin outside their home or business, please get in touch. We can arrange to collect the donations if this would help.

Elmfield Vets, Sanderstead
From top: Lord Roberts on The Green, Purley; St Antony's church, Hamsey Green; and the bin at Elmfield Vets, Sanderstead, now removed.