ScrapstoresUK has finally succeeded in pursuading The Environment Agency to designated scrapstores' activties to Low Risk Waste so as to reduce the burden on scrapstores and their members.
Time 2 Play is the working title for the ScrapstoresUK second Annual Conference. In celebration of the role of scrapstores in supporting Art, Craft and Play activities; the conference will focus on recognising the value of the scrapstores contribution and exploration of how to expand and sustain scrapstores and the work they do.
The Goverment is proposing a 'social responsibility' deal which offers guidance to councils aimed at getting them to give greater support for local community groups, including:
The scrapstoresUK Trustees have said a fond farewell to the charity's first Chairman - Jeff Hill (Bristol Scrapstore) at the end of January 2011, having served as Chairman since it's inception. The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Gary King, previously the charity’s Secretary has now taken up the position of Chairman.
Swindon Scrapstore is appealing for any help, assistance or surplus goods after an electrical fire left their warehouse devastated. Thankfully, nobody was inside the building at the time, and all neighbouring buildings were evacuated as the local fire service put out the blaze. Unfortunately the fire, which occurred on January 4th, left the building unusable and all of the scrap store's stock completely unsalvageable.
When you think of re-use, an image of pop star Lady Gaga would not necessarily be the first to come to mind. But her eccentric fashion sense meant the American singer epitomised re-use last year when the foil material for one of her dresses came from the Suffolk Scrapstore.
I think the conference was an emotional time for everyone. Why would I say this? I think that for those of you attending it was the chance to be together, the chance to see some progress and feel perhaps our collective excitement, celebrating who we are.
ScrapstoresUK is one of only 25 charities selected from across the UK to benefit from professional filmmaking expertise to create films to help us promote the wonderful grass roots community support role that scrapstores provide to thousands of community organisations.