Love food and save money

A ROADSHOW will be held next week to give residents advice on throwing away less food.

People in Havering throw away 20,000 tonnes of food each other, working out to an average of �480 wasted by each family.

To help reduce food waste Havering Council has launched the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

The next roadshow is on Thursday, March 3 at The Mall in Romford from 10am to 3pm. Shoppers can get advice and information on recipes and portion sizes.

As part of the campaign there will be a free cookery workshop on Wednesday, March 9 from 5.30pm to 8pm at the Betty Whiting Centre, Briar Road, Harold Hill.

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A professional chef will give demonstrations and help residents whip up some tasty dishes.

Cllr Barry Tebbutt, cabinet member for environment, said: “We all throw away uneaten food but perhaps don’t think of how much money it all adds up to.

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“When we scrape leftover food into the bin we may as well be scraping pound coins away.

“With our roadshows and cookery demonstrations we hope we can keep more pennies and pounds in residents’ pockets.”

To book a place on a workshop call 01708 432563 or email For more information on the campaign and future roadshows visit

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