Author: Conall

Big Plastic Count

Better to post this a bit late than never. Zero Waste North West is about so much more than our waste streams and recycling… sharing a couple of wee articles:

An article explaining why plastic recycling isn’t viable.

An article explaining why burning plastic waste isn’t the solution.

And an invitation to take part in the Big Plastic Count 11th to 17th March.

North West BAPS hold successful World ‘Breastfeeding in Public’ Day event in The Guildhall

Mums and babies from across Derry City & Strabane District Council area came together last week with staff from some of the key local breastfeeding and perinatal support services to attend a special celebration of World ‘Breastfeeding in Public’ Day organised by North West BAPS.

Special thanks to Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Patricia Logue for supporting the event. We greatly enjoyed listening to Gráinne Evans sharing her beautiful poem ‘Nursing in Public’ and she has kindly given permission to share this here with you. 

Details of the event and further photos can be found in this article by the Derry News. North West BAPS has also compiled a reel to celebrate breastfeeding in public, based on photographs shared by local mums of breastfeeding their children while out and about.

North West BAPS Walking Group 

Fancy a walk? Meet us at Sainsbury’s at 10.30am (Mon 26 Feb) for a stroll to The City Hotel Derry for a cuppa and a chat 

All welcome – while the main focus of North West BAPS is for more accessible and timely support for parents who want to breastfeed, we would also like to see improvements in many other aspects of perinatal support and services for families.

Breastfeeding and Perinatal Support for the week ahead

Lots of support available this week. Check out these in-person groups if you need some help with breastfeeding and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for up to date information on a range of sources of support for new parents.

Women’s Health & Wellbeing Day – Tuesday 27 Feb 11am – 3pm

We are looking forward to having a stand at this event in VOID Art Gallery on Tues 27 Feb organised through The Churches Trust.

Maybe see you there?

Hope you have a great week!

Maria, Noella, Sinead, Jessica & Joanie

On behalf of North West BAPS

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North West BAPS Update

North West BAPS Walking Group

Fancy a wee dander out this morning? Wrap up well and join us at the Statues over at Sainsburys for a walk along the Quay, and then into the City Hotel for a nice hot cuppa!

North West BAPS Network Meeting

Thanks to everyone who participated in the North West BAPS Network Meeting last week. There was a great turnout, and we look forward to the next meeting (date to be arranged for June) to find out how everyone is getting on with efforts to increase awareness, visibility and support for breastfeeding in our Council area. If you would like to get involved in the Network, or have ideas for a collaboration give us a shout on 

Breastfeeding and Perinatal Support for the week ahead

If you have any queries with feeding your baby, you can contact the delivery ward anytime up to 28 days postpartum. You can also contact your midwife or health visitor during working hours.

Here is a handy list of in-person breastfeeding support available locally this coming week. There’s also lots of great telephone & online support out there – see our social media pages for further details. ❤️

Have a great week!

Maria, Noella, Sinead, Jessica & Joanie

On behalf of North West BAPS

Follow North West BAPS on Facebook and Instagram


ZW Parenting – Now Available – Zero Waste Party Kit

Love parties but hate waste? Rent our zero waste party kit for just £5. 

Party in style and return the kit. 

Zero Waste Party Kit:

  • 24 party plates
  • 24 party bowls
  • 24 party beakers
  • 24 forks
  • 24 spoons
  • 24 knives
  • 2 jugs
  • 2 cake tins
  • Large cake tupperware

Soon to be added:

  • Matching napkins, bunting and tablecloth
  • Knitted party hats

How to Book:

  1. Contact Roisin on: 07761936518
  2. Collect kit at our zero waste hub 84 Spencer Road
  3. Pay £5 fee on collection
  4. Use kit
  5. Wash kit and arrange drop off with Roisin