Recently I joined neighbourly, firstly to find a dolls house anyone may be giving away or selling for my granddaughter.
Secondly I’d like to introduce myself. I am a qualified Dressmaker working from my home here in Lincoln under the name of GOWNZ. I used to specialise in formal and wedding gowns. Now I’m more making daywear and doing alterations. I’m happy to help you all with any sewing you require.
I have had forty years of the business and sewing experience, I offer a very friendly and expert service.
I’m Looking forward to meeting more of my neighbours
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Are you a gold sticker recycler?
You'll soon find out as council officials start checking yellow recycling bins over coming weeks.
From Monday a four-strong team will be carrying out spot checks on 7500 bins across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to ensure residents have not put the wrong items out for recycling.
If you get it right? You get a gold sticker slapped on your bin.
But if you've mixed your shopping receipts, bottle lids or plastic bags in with your beer bottles and plastic trays you can expect a note in your letter box with tips on how to recycle correctly.