Southport MP John Pugh has bags of fun! February 18th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Transition Southport’s campaign ‘SWANS DON’T SHOP!’ was released into the wild on Saturday 15 February 2014, at Southport Temperance Institute. The campaign is designed to encourage local residents to reduce their vast consumption of free plastic carrier bags, with the positive aims of enhancing Southport’s tourist spots, protecting wildlife, reducing blocked drains, keeping down retail prices, supporting our local traders, reducing council landfill bills, and safeguarding our food chain. The key message is quite simply to remember to bring your own bag with you when you shop. Special guest at the launch, John Pugh MP, had great fun having a go at machine sewing an alternative fabric carrier bag, called a morsbag. These bags are being made from donated unwanted fabrics such as curtains and bedding by Transition Southport and other volunteers, and are given away to shoppers. Anyone interested in helping make bags or promoting the campaign can meet Transition Southport 7.00 to 9.45 pm this Wednesday, 19 February at Morrisons café. Otherwise, please e-mail [email protected], telephone 01704 575518. Donated fabrics, threads or sewing machines can be dropped off at the front desk of the EcoCentre, or at MakeItWorkshop in Cambridge Walks, which is open 12.00 to 4.30 pm every day except Tuesdays and Sundays. Asda’s Community Champion, Sharon Gregory Wareing also attended the launch, as did Queenscourt Retail Distribution/Warehouse Manager Garry Ardwinckle, both of whom are helping the campaign. Cambridge Ward councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith also came, proudly sporting the morsbags they had previously made themselves. Remember, swans don’t shop, so take your own bags with you. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!