Monday, 5 November 2012

Cold Ash Parish Greening Group - Swap Shop (Sat 10th Nov 10am-12pm)

Freecycle is a great concept for saving things from going to landfill. However, its users are not all of a green mindset, some seem to think it's there just to meet their whims.

Things that have annoyed me in the last couple of days (yes, last couple of days!):

1. The woman who responded to my offer with "Can you diliver (sic)? I don't drive. Get back to me asap."

2. Another woman who asked for the same item. Thinking her name sounded familiar it turned out she had asked for something else I was offering and never shown up. I sarcastically asked her if she wanted the first item again, and she replied "yes".

3. Someone asking if anyone was offering a four-poster bed! Why not ask if someone has a spare five-bedroomed house they're not using?

So praise and thanks be to the good people of Cold Ash! They're organising a swap shop where you take your unwanted belongings and take whatever you want from other people's good stuff! Brilliant!

The last one was awesome - I disposed of a year's worth of Auto Express magazines, some books, DVDs and other things and came away with some baby things and a lovely shelf that is in our kitchen and I can admire from here!

So the next one is here:

We will be holding our next SWAP SHOP at the Acland Hall, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, RG18 9JH on Saturday 10th November, from 10:00 am until 12:00 mid-day. This follows on from our 2 previous very successful events – at the last one over 1 ton of items were taken away for re-use!

Now is the time to start putting aside those items that you no longer use, but which could be useful to somebody else. And it’s the chance to have a good clear-out! Items can include toys, books, CDs, DVDs, garden equipment, tools & DIY materials, household items and furnishing, games, electric appliances etc. They must be small and light enough to be easily carried by one person.

Feel free to take things along, or turn up and rescue a few items. I was amazed at the quantity and quality of item available.

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