Wellingborough Swap Shop is a free and local exchange where members of the public can pass on things they no longer want, in exchange for something they need. You could describe it as a kind of cashless bring-and-buy sale. Participants do not need to bring anything in order to take away goods, and vice versa.
Our ‘Swap Shop’ recognises that things no longer wanted by someone, might be another person’s treasure. By reusing things we cut down on the amount of waste that goes into landfill and reduce the amount of resources that we use in manufacturing of new products. And it saves money!
What you offer is entirely up to you, as long as it’s legal, not hazardous or not a pet. Examples include: books, DVDs and CDs, kitchenware, pictures, tools, gardening items, curtains and other soft furnishings, children’s toys and baby items.
Wellingborough Eco Group has set up Wellingborough Swap Shop as a Facebook group. It is set up as a selling group so posts can be shared to other groups and Facebook Marketplace and will be managed by us as part of the One Wellingborough Plus project. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wellingboroughswapshop
On the 20th February we started hosting Saturday Swap Shops at the Victoria Centre with the One Wellingborough Plus project. These were on Zoom due to covid. We had a selection of items to swap and we invited you to swap with us and others between 10:30 and 12:00 midday. Find out more about our first Swap Shop on the blog post below:
We held five Saturday Swap Shops on Zoom and many of these can be watched on the One Wellingborough Plus YouTube Channel. Lots of fun and swaps were had, but we felt that the concept would work better in person.
NEW – Wellingborough Swap Shops
In September we started hosting in person Wellingborough Swap Shops with a special at Animals in Need’s Open day. This proved to be very popular, so we decided to have weekly Swap Shops in Glamis Hall’s Community Room during our Tuesday Tidy Ups with Wellie Wombles…
…and this Tuesday’s Swap Shop promises to be bigger and better than ever! With food surplus from Glamis Hall and Redeem Funds, plus produce from our Community Allotment there’s lots of stuff for all. All for swaps, bring anything you like, take anything you want, all free!
If you would like to know more about Wellingborough Swap shop please let us know by filling the contact form in below: