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Meeting rooms for hire at Rockspring

Rockspring Community Centre meeting rooms are for hire Monday to Friday 9am – 4.45pm.

WIFI access is available in these rooms.

ROOM HIRE RATES FROM APRIL 2020 
MAIN HALL (985cm x 842cm / 32′ x 27′) with full kitchen facilities will seat up to 50 people theatre style.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm  £11.50 per hour for Private Hire and £9.50 per hour for Community Groups.
Monday to Friday 5pm – 9pm – Private Hire £17 per hour, Community Groups £14 per hour.

TEME (822cm x 490cm / 26′ x 16′) with sink and kettle, which will seat 15 people. Projector and screen available in this room.
Monday – Friday 9am – 4.45pm only. £10.50 per hour for Private Hire and £8.50 per hour for Community Groups.

SEVERN (822cm x 490cm / 26′ x 16′) with sink and kettle, which will seat 15 people.
Monday – Friday 9am – 4.45pm only. £10.50 per hour for Private Hire and £8.50 per hour for Community Groups.

CORVE (400cm x 425cm / 13′ x 13′) with sink and kettle, which will seat 8  people.
Monday – Friday 9am – 4.45pm only. £8.50 per hour for Private Hire and £7.50 per hour Community Groups.

Small Garden Festival 2017 a great success

One of the 18 small gardens open to the public

One of the 18 small gardens open on Sunday 2nd July

 

Hundreds of pounds has been raised for a south Shropshire charity and potential new regular donors found, thanks to an annual garden event.

The small garden event in Ludlow earlier this month (July 2) collected £600 for The Furniture Scheme and organisers said it helped raise the profile of the charity too – with people interested in joining the Friends scheme.

James Cooper, operations manager for the Furniture Scheme based at Rockspring Community Centre, Sandford Road, said he was very pleased with the event.

“We had 18 people open their gardens to the public and, after expenses, raised £600 for the charity to help people in need in our community.
“There were a few people who expressed an interest in our Friends of the Furniture Scheme too, they took leaflets and the bonus will be if we’ve gained some new Friends through the event.
“This will help us in our efforts to secure the charity for the future as well.”

Organisers said more than 200 people visited on what turned out to be a lovely sunny day.

Last year 12 gardens opened to the public but this year this event was extended
with stalls, a display of local artists’ work at Rockspring and local sculptors’ work displayed in some of the gardens.

There was also a variety of stalls along the route and a party atmosphere with a jazz band and vintage cocktails.

James said the event was a good advert for the charity too.
He said: “A lot of people asked what it was The Furniture Scheme did and we were able to talk to a lot of new faces and explain our aims.

We have a small staff team and hundreds of volunteers who help us offer training and work placements to those seeking to increase their skills and experience.

We receive fantastic support. People help us in all sorts of ways through donating furniture, equipment, books; buying in our shops; volunteering and fundraising.

“In recognition of this we launched the Friends of the Furniture Scheme in December, where people are able to give us an annual donation, and we always use events like the small garden one to appeal for more people to become Friends, because more support would help us meet the increasing needs of our community.

The Furniture Scheme has been supporting people in need in South Shropshire for more than 22 years. The charity was initially formed to address growing concerns about the amount of waste going to landfill.

It recycles or repairs donated furniture and household goods before passing them on to those in need or selling them to raise much needed funds at one of their shops.

The Furniture Scheme runs the Warehouse on Weeping Cross Lane and
Renaissance on Tower Street in Ludlow.

They also work at the Charity Bookshop and CasCA in Craven Arms. For more information on becoming a Friend of the Furniture Scheme contact James
Cooper on 01584 874922 or email: james@furniturescheme.co.uk.

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Making a Mark award

We’ve been shortlisted for the Making a Mark award! We do need votes though. You can vote via this link and check out the competition.

https://www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk/making-a-mark-competition-shortlist/

Following the success of the Making a Mark competition last year, which celebrated the vast impact that accredited social enterprises make through their diverse activities, Social Enterprise Mark CIC have decided to repeat the competition this year.
The Making a Mark competition highlights examples of how accredited social enterprises are creating considerable social impact within their local communities and in wider society.

Donated items we accept

Dont dump it, donate it!

Below are the type of items we accept, in good order please:

Electrical
Fridges, Cookers (not gas), Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines, Dish Washers, Small Freezers, Irons, Toasters, Microwaves, Slow cookers, Bedroom/Sitting Room lamps, Computers, TV’s (slim only) unfortunately we are now unable to take printers.

General Household
Saucepans, Crockery, Cutlery, Waste Bins, Washing up Bowls, Baking Tins, Ironing Boards, Mirrors, Pictures, Books.

Bedding
Sheets, Duvets, Blankets, Pillow Cases, Curtains

Living Room
Settee, Arm Chairs, Coffee Tables, Bookcases, Bureaus, TV Stands

Bedroom
Beds, Chests of Drawers, Small Wardrobes, Bedside Cabinets

Kitchen
Tables, Chairs, Free Standing Cupboards (not fitted), Sideboards, Clocks

Exercise Equipment, Garden Furniture, Computers

N.B. All electrical items must be in good working order as we are not able to repair them.

Soft furnishings must comply with current fire safety regulations and the label still attached.

We also welcome donations of: books, clothing, shoes, belts, bags,  etc at all our sites including Rockspring Community Centre. Good items of clothing will be re-used by us and the charities we work with to help relieve poverty. Clothes not in a condition to be worn will be recycled to help the environment.

Please note: Collection of donated furniture is FREE, or you can drop items off at our Warehouse in Weeping Cross Lane, during opening hours only (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm, Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm  & Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm).

Why not call us now on 01584 877788 to arrange a collection!

Items we recycle

Books – any condition
Shoes – any condition
Clothes/textiles – any condition
CDs
Records
Scrap metals
Wood
Ink cartridges
Computer equipment (unfortunately we are unable to take printers)
Hinges, handles, screws and fittings
We also carry out battery disposal

The items above can be dropped off at Renaissance or the Warehouse.

 

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