Scoop and Scales were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Macclesfield,
Councillor Janet Jackson MBE to our fourth collection event on the 20th February. The collection events are always exciting, as our members gather to collect the items they have ordered.
Councillor Jackson spent time talking to our Scoop & Scales officers asking questions about our cooperative and the jobs we all do. She then talked to our members as they were weighing and collecting their products. She saw the product collection in full swing and tried her hand at pouring and weighing some of the produce. She also shared her passion for the importance of being aware of eco issues and reducing waste.
Councillor Jackson spent time talking with Andy Burgon, co-chair of Scoop & Scales about how our cooperative began, the journey of how it has grown and expanded with members and our long-term goals. She congratulated Scoop & Scales with what has been achieved so far and wished us well with our progression towards our goal of opening a ‘fill your own / plastic free’ stall/shop in Macclesfield in 2020. Andy said “We are privileged to have our Mayor here. We are at a key stage of our development and it is fantastic to have the support of Councillor Jackson. This collection evening has again been a great success but made extra special with having our Mayor with us to share our success.”
Councillor Jackson then went downstairs to enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit in the Hope Centre Café. Here she met with Emily Gunnion, manager of the Hope Centre, and some of their volunteers. The Hope Centre are based in Park Green and function both as a coffee shop and a Christian bookshop selling books, cards and gifts.