As the UK celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the weekend, Simplehuman supplied 50 of its latest open bins to support Britain’s longest street party.
On Sunday, the twin villages of Goring in Oxfordshire and Streatley in Berkshire closed their high streets and connecting bridge across the Thames to host The Big Lunch – the only Jubilee party spanning 1 kilometre and two counties. Local company Simplehuman sponsored the celebrations, with rubbish and recycling efficiently stored in 60 litre, stainless steel semi-round open bins.
With their open-lid design and big capacity, the bins made it easy to keep rubbish under control as the 400 trestle tables heaved under gallons of tea, mountains of cucumber sandwiches and possibly more cake than Her Majesty has consumed in all her 60 years on the throne!
Fortunately, the 4,000 or so revellers also brought along buckets of British bulldog spirit and partied on in red, white and blue ponchos as heavy rain lashed down.
Simplehuman UK has been based in Goring-on-Thames for the last five years. Commercial director Kevin Clark said the company was delighted to support the local community at this time of national celebration.