Buckley Councillor Vivienne Blondek
Buckley Councillor Vivienne Blondek

Alyn and deesides own Labour Womens groups have been in the news for their discussions surrounding period poverty.

The local group consists of Labour women across the area who aim to support other females and discuss issues which affect the local towns.

Vivienne Blondek raised the idea of sewing reusable feminine pads which could be distributed out, not only helping the women, but also the environment.

She told the Leader: “I was doing quite a lot of sewing and looking at different designs when I came across feminine pads and saw groups across the country sewing them. I thought it was a brilliant idea and can we have this at the moment?

“Reusable pads are much, much better and it will mean there’s less waste going into landfill.

“When I raised the issue, the girls all thought it was a good idea so it’s finding people now.”

The Buckley town councillor said she is looking for volunteers who can sew, or would like to develop their sewing skills, to help make the reusable pads and ease the problem.

Anyone who is interested can contact her directly via facebook or on 07557530801.

“It’s a good idea, especially ecologically, it’s very environmentally friendly in regards to the problems we’ve got now.

“We are living in a society where everything is disposable and it’s causing major problems to the environment. We need to get back to when we were more protective years ago in reusing items.”

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