People in Kirkby Lonsdale and surrounding areas can pop along to their local ‘Freegle’ event next week to grab a household freebie and give away unwanted items.
The Give and Take and Seed Swap event, takes place on Saturday 24 March, between 11am and 1pm at Lunesdale Hall, Bective Road, Kirkby Lonsdale. Anyone can pick up any item for free, preventing goods from being sent to a waste treatment centre and it’s an opportunity for householders to give away any items they no longer need. There will also be a seed and small plant swap – if you have any spare vegetable and plant seeds, or fancy trying to grow your own this year, come along and swap them for something new!
Across the UK, Freegle keeps around 1,000 tonnes of goods in circulation monthly across the UK.
Katharine Smith, Waste Prevention Officer for Cumbria County Council said:
“These events are becoming increasingly popular and are really great news for everybody involved. They mean that items that are still useful find a new home rather than ending up in the household bin and ultimately at one of our waste treatment facilities. I would encourage as many people as possible to come along and pick up a freebie!”
Louise Belcher of Kendal Freegle said:
“Everyone is welcome to come to our Give and Take day, and you don’t have to donate in order to take something away!”
Any items left over at the end of the event will be donated to a local charity.
For further details, please contact Katharine Smith, Waste Prevention Officer, Cumbria County Council on 07831 205382 or email [email protected]
Freebie fans are also being encouraged to use Freegle’s new mobile app – an easy and simply way to use your local Freegle group. This can be downloaded from www.ilovefreegle.org/mobile/