ROMSEY visitors can now fill up their water bottles at more than 20 locations around town.

It has been revealed businesses around town have signed up to the Refill Romsey project.

The scheme, organised together with the Romsey Future partnership and Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC), aims to reduce single-use plastic.

It offers shoppers and visitors the chance to use the locations to fill up their water bottles rather than purchase one from a shop.

Some of the businesses signed up include bookshops, pubs and Romsey Rapids who are displaying stickers to inform people they are a refill station.

Romsey Future’s sustainability lead, Cllr Neil Gywnne, said: “I’m really pleased that so many businesses across Romsey have already signed up to what is such an important project.

"There are more than 16,000 refill stations nationwide already, so it’s fantastic that Romsey has joined in to help reduce plastic use.”

The project was launched last month with Romsey Future and TVBC members speaking to residents and raffling off reusable bottles at a stall in the Cornmarket.

Chair of Romsey Future, Cllr Nick Adams-King, added: “We know that the increasing use of plastics is something we absolutely must address and this is a valuable step in helping us to do this.

“I’m very grateful to all the organisations in Romsey, both larger and smaller, who recognise how vital this is and have offered their services.”

Businesses can sign up for the project by emailing and find out more via the Refill Romsey page on Facebook.


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