It’s time for period dignity as Surrey County Council make period products available to those that need them.
Surrey County Council is proud to be launches a ground-breaking initiative with charity Binti International, to provide free period products in selected locations across Surrey and be the first county council in the UK to start eradicating period stigma.
Katie Stewart, Strategic Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion at Surrey County Council, said: “Surrey County Council is proud to be involved in this initiative in partnership with Binti International to provide equal access to pads so no one need suffer the indignity of managing their period without period products. We hope that Surrey residents will support this great initiative by donating products, and that businesses across the county will do so by providing products for their employees, so that more and more collection and donation points across Surrey can be provided. It’s time for period dignity across Surrey”.
There will be collection boxes where residents can help themselves to pads if needed, in the following selected libraries across Surrey.
There will also be collection boxes available in Surrey County Council buildings at:
- Quadrant Court – Woking
- Consort House – Redhill
- Fairmount House – Leatherhead
- Woodhatch Place – Reigate
- Ashley Park House – Walton-on-Thames
Look out for the Binti stickers in libraries that show that free pads are provided in that location. There is no need to ask – simply go to the collection box and help yourself.
A Binti app is also available to download so residents can find the nearest location where free period products are available to collect and where you can donate. The app is available to download on the Apple app store for IOS users or the Google Play store for Android users.
Anyone can donate tampons and pads to the Binti bins – the more donations the better! Look out for the Binti stickers which show participating venues.
If your organisation or business would like to get involved, email the [email protected] or visit the Binti website. You will be sent an information pack that explains more about the initiative and will outline how you can get started.
For more information, visit the Binti website.