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Newsletter August 2018

Freegle Newsletter August 2018 There are lots of green events on across Eden District in August and September. On Saturday morning, 11th August 2018, you can visit a uniform recycling day and a Repair Café in Penrith. On Saturday 1st September from 10-12 we'll be at "Stainton" Newbiggin for a Freegle Give and Take. And there more...

Newsletter April 2018

Freegle Newsletter April 2018 There's lot going on this Spring in Freegle land and by our allies in Penrith and Eden District. We've three Give and Take jumble sales in April and May. Repair Cafés are continuing every month on Penrith and Kirkby Stephen. CAfS is running a pre-loved clothes sale and Recycle for Cumbria are at Penrith Library for a Green Spring Clean. PACT has a campaign to reduce plastic use including a Refill water bottle scheme. Keep Penrith Tiday are organising litter picks and much more.

Meanwhile, if you are in Carlisle area, please use Carlisle Freegle to hand on unwanted items to others.

Carlisle and Brampton Farmers Markets in 2018

Carlisle and Brampton Farmers Markets in 2018 Farmers markets are great places to buy food grown or made locally.  Carlisle Farmers Market is on the first Saturday of the month. The Brampton Farmers Markets are usually on the last Saturday of the month.

With lots in the news recently about reducing plastic waste many of us will have made resolutions to reduce our environmental impact. Did you know that your local farmers' market can help with that?

Freegle community events

How to add community events in Freegle Freegle groups across the UK have a free community event listing facility. Anyone can add an event which is visible to Freegle users and to the wider public. It's a great way to publicise your event, it's free and it's easy to add them! The local group volunteers must approve each post - they will usually allow anything community related even if there's a charge for the event. Here's how to do it...

Freegle is 10 ⅓ !

Happy 10th Birthday to Penrith and Eden District Freegle! In the best traditions of reuse, Freegle volunteer Chris Cant mulls over the successes and occasional hiccups of the Penrith and Eden District Freegle group, which has been running for 10 ⅓ years! Thanks to everyone who has taken part, over 500 tonnes of good stuff has been kept out of the bin and it has helped out our neighbours.

Fixed at the cafe

Penny is pleased to have her Dyson fixed by Adrian

Chris tells us how his first Repair Cafe went: trying to fix electrical items including a TV/DVD player, two toasters, two digital cameras, a light and a vacuum cleaner. It was a useful learning experience, and he's made a list of the tools he brought and might be needed. Who knows what will be brought in next time!


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