A TOY swap shop is being held to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill as families often have a big clear out at this time of the year.

Residents are invited to bring along various unwanted items including CDs, games and books to Wincham Community Centre between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, January 18.

Items must be clean and in good working order.

The event is part of a regenerated revival of Sid Recycled - Stop Incinerators in Disguise - a group of volunteers formed in 2009 which helped stop an incinerator being built in the village.

Wincham parish Cllr Debs May said: "We won and then started to take on the task of trying to improve waste management with Cheshire West and Chester Council.

"Once CWAC rolled out their present waste system Sid took a much deserved rest. But with all the issues of recycling and a keen interest to improve this village as well as the county, a new Sid is back, Sid Recycled.

"We have already had meetings with the new CWAC waste management ream and we are talking about potential trial pilot schemes for the village.

"We met up with Pickmere Against Plastics to see how we can work together and get information on how Wincham can become Plaastic Free accredited.

"We have been into Wincham School several times and talked recycling with the children. The school is very focused on world goals so the children are very receptive and knowledgeable about reduce, reuse and recycle."

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The steering group includes Geoff Eden, chairman, John Barnes, treasurer and members Russ Wintle, Lu Crawford, Kenton Barker and Debs May.

Anyone who has large items to swap, can email johnbarnes101@hotmail.com to display them on the group's Facebook page.