Chomp, Amberol’s unique chocolate orange bird litter bin has settled well into his new home just inside the Suffolk border, with his new owners revealing that he appears to be a Norwich City supporter.
Chomp was the prize in a ‘Name the birdie’ competition run earlier in the year to name Amberol’s latest addition to their family of litter bins. Shirley Tuck, secretary of Blundeston in Bloom, was the happy winner and was presented with her prize in July by Connie Atkinson-Gregory, daughter of Amberol’s MD Patience. Connie had helped select the winning name, by pulling it from the prize draw of entries.
Chomp is soon to be installed at the local school and preschool before relocating to his permanent home in the children’s play park. Shirley reports that he is already proving popular with local residents who have been having a bit of fun with the little fellow.
She comments: “Chomp has really settled well into the village. As these photos show, he’s been helping with gardening duties, playing tennis, baking and supporting Norwich City, even when they were relegated from the Premier League!”
With a 90-litre capacity, Chomp has also been doing a great job of gobbling up all the litter. Shirley adds: “He has been eating us out of house and home and is a firm favourite with the locals.”
We are delighted to hear that Chomp is such a welcome addition to Blundeston. Located between the seaside towns of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, Blundeston has a historical background, having been mentioned in the Doomsday Book, as well as being named as the birthplace of the fictional character David Copperfield in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. The village also has a successful record in Britain in Bloom, winning Gold in the Large Village category in Anglia in Bloom.
“Our animal bins are particularly popular – and not just with children,” comments Amberol’s MD, Patience Atkinson-Gregory. “They travel as far afield as Australia. We are delighted that Blundeston now has their very own bin – they are full of character and really help with litter disposal.”
The Amberol range of character bins includes the unofficial Amberol mascot, the Percy Penguin litter bin, the very cute Amberol chick and Ambere the Amberol bear bin. The bins can also talk when customised to include a voice box which is activated by a sensor. Messages can be a standardised ‘Thank you’ or specially recorded. In fact, some Amberol bins can even sing their thanks!
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the usual on-site demonstrations at present due to Covid-19 restrictions, but all our bins can be found on the Amberol website. Just call 01773 830 930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.