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Volunteers at Shropshire charity thanked with BBQ

More than 30 volunteers have been thanked for their dedication and commitment to a charity in South Shropshire. The Furniture … Continue reading

July 16, 2018

South Shropshire charity makes cry for help as rubbish is dumped on site

A charity in South Shropshire is temporarily suspending all collections of donations as it struggles to cope with rubbish dumped … Continue reading

June 11, 2018

Charity stalwart honoured by mayor for work in Ludlow

  A charity stalwart from south Shropshire has been honoured by the mayor of Ludlow for the work he does … Continue reading

May 31, 2018

Gill ran in Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 for The Furniture Scheme

Very well done to Gill Pitt on completing the hottest marathon ever, and a big thank you from all the … Continue reading

March 23, 2018

The Furniture Scheme – More than just furniture

Click below to watch the film which was launched at our Annual Celebration on 8th December 2017. The Furniture Scheme … Continue reading

February 10, 2018

Cafe at CasCA

The Café at CasCA is open on Mondays – Friday 10am – 2pm. Drinks and snacks served during regular opening … Continue reading

February 8, 2018

New Defibrillator at Rockspring Community Centre

Great news! Here at The Rockspring Community Centre, the first of six new CPADs (Community Public Access Defibrillators) has been … Continue reading

Art exhibition pops up at south Shropshire charity shop

A charity shop in south Shropshire is to host its first ever art exhibition in the run up to Christmas. … Continue reading

November 17, 2017

Autumn Newsletter 2017

Furniture Scheme News: September/October/November

August 31, 2017

Work to improve nursery completed after £10,000 grant

Work to create a new play area for children and groups in south Shropshire has now been completed thanks to … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Volunteer van drivers and assistants urgently needed

Contact Di Hyde diane@furniturescheme.co.uk

July 11, 2017

BBC Radio Shropshire interview

Our lovely friends at BBC Radio Shropshire came to interview Gill Pitt our Social Inclusion Manager and the team at … Continue reading

Craig completes marathon challenge

A Shropshire man confined to a wheelchair has successfully completed five marathons in five days – raising more than £3,000 … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

Give as you Live

Please help us raise funds for South Shropshire Furniture Scheme at no cost to you. Give as you Live is a shopping … Continue reading

May 1, 2017

The Furniture Scheme is asking for votes in the Making a Mark competition

A Shropshire charity is asking for people to vote for them after being shortlisted as one of seven finalists for a … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

£10,000 scoop for South Shropshire charity

Organisers behind a South Shropshire community centre are celebrating after scooping £10,000 to create a new play area for children … Continue reading

April 7, 2017

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 … Continue reading

April 6, 2017

TFS Social Value Report

March 14, 2017

Jean meets HRH The Princess Royal

Jean Jarvis MBE, CEO of The Furniture Scheme, was invited by Veolia to meet HRH The Princess Royal when she … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Community Shop at Rockspring Community Centre

The Furniture Scheme is looking into the possibility of opening a community shop at Rockspring Community Centre. This shop will … Continue reading

October 7, 2016

Craven Arms Charity Bookshop is now open

The Charity Bookshop on the Square in Craven Arms is now open. The shop will be run by a team of … Continue reading

March 20, 2016

Board member vacancies for FUSE Enterprise CIC

FUSE Enterprise CIC is looking for committed individuals who want to use their skills and experience to make a difference … Continue reading

March 4, 2016

Charity bookshop in Craven Arms is to re-open

The Furniture Scheme, a local charity that supports people in crisis or in need, has agreed to take on the … Continue reading

February 11, 2016

Carpentry ‘Open Day’ a great success!!

Our Carpentry Workshop ‘Open Day’ held on Wednesday 26th August, was a great success with lots of visitors finding out what … Continue reading

August 27, 2015

FUSE Enterprise CIC

   FUSE Enterprise CIC sets up its own social enterprises, providing opportunities and delivering services to local people, and also … Continue reading

July 29, 2015

Fuse website now live!

FUSE is a social enterprise development company. We set up our own social enterprises to deliver services for local people, … Continue reading

July 24, 2015

The Northfield Centre is now open!

The Northfield Centre is now open! Northfield Village is a unique development that brings together a range of accommodation, community … Continue reading

May 8, 2015

Langbourn Development Newsletter

Including news from the Community Hub: The Longford Centre.

April 15, 2015

The Longford Centre & The Northfield Centre

The Longford Centre, Longford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1QN Main number 01543 571157 Email: info@longfordcentre.co.uk www.longfordcentre.co.uk The Northfield Centre, Magnolia … Continue reading

February 23, 2015

Walking Football for Dementia

Rockspring Community Centre 2pm - 2.30m
Friday 10th August

Rockspring Thursdays Lunch

Rockspring Community Centre 12.15pm
Thursday 12th July 2018

Children’s Craft Afternoon

Rockspring Community Centre 1 - 3pm
Tuesday 31st July

Teambuilders Holiday Club for 5 – 12 yrs olds (FREE to attend)

Rockspring Community Centre (Baptist Church) 10am - 12noon
Monday 6th - Friday 10th August

FREE IT course at Rockspring

Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 11am
Tuesdays Sept 4th, 11, 18, 25, 2nd & 9th Oct

Taking Charge of your Life at CasCA

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA)
once a week from 13th Nov - 11th Dec 2018

Intellistars – fun play the learning way (taster sessions)

Rockspring Community Centre 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Fridays 17th & 24th August

Tag Rugby at CasCA

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm
every Wednesday in August

Zumba at Rockspring

Rockspring Community Centre 6pm - 7pm
every Wednesday

Let’s Talk Mental Health

Rockspring Community Centre between 1pm - 4pm
every other Thursday from 28th June - 6th September

Important issues surrounding the care system

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 11am - 12pm
Thursday 19th July

GKY Dance

Rockspring Community Centre between 4pm and 9pm

Writing Group at CasCA

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 10.30am - 12.30pm
every other Monday

The Creation Station – creative play for 6 – 18 months

Rockspring Community Centre 9.30am - 10.15am
every Tuesday

The Creation Station – Little Explorers aged 18 months +

Rockspring Community Centre 10.45am - 11.30am
every Tuesday

Modified Pilates Class

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 9.45am - 10.45am
every Friday

Modified Pilates Class

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 6.30pm - 7.30pm & 7.45pm - 8.45pm
every Thursday

Future Family Fitness

Rockspring Community Centre & CasCA Monday & Wednesday

FREE – Let’s Get Cooking & Craft workshops

Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 12pm

Church Stretton Radio Control Model Club

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 7.30pm - 9.30pm
every other Thursday in winter months

Marches Branch Embroiderers Guild

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 1.30pm - 4pm
3rd Thursday

Fitness for over 50’s

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 10.45am - 11.30am

Beginner ‘Strictly’ Ballroom/Latin Dance Classes

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 7pm - 8pm
Fridays starting 5th January 2018,

Kids Kickboxing

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 5pm - 6pm
every Tuesday


Rockspring Community Centre 10am - 12 noon
Every Wednesday

Empathy – Social Sibs

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 6.30pm - 8.30pm
1st Thursday of the month

Singing for lung health

Rockspring Community Centre 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Wednesdays - £4 a session

Slimming World

CasCA 5.30pm and 7.30pm

Rockspring Thursdays

Rockspring Community Centre 12.15pm
Every Thursday

Yoga & Relaxation

CasCA 11am - 12.30pm
Every Wednesday

Youth Forum Football

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 6pm - 7pm
every Tuesday

Gymnastics Club (3 – 16 yrs)

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 3pm - 6pm
every Thursday (Term Time)

CasCA Wednesday’s Lunch

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 12.15pm
Every Wednesday

Junior Football Club – for under 11’s

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 5.30 - 6.30pm

Rockspring Community Choir

Rockspring Community Centre 7.15pm - 8.45pm

Corvedale Badminton Club

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 8pm - 9pm
every Wednesday

Wednesday’s at CasCA

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 10am to 12.15pm
every Wednesday

CasCA Art Group

1pm - 3pm
every Monday

Self Service – Customer Service Point – Craven Arms

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

Empathy for special children and their families

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 2pm - 4pm
every other Saturday

Craven Arms & District History Group is no longer running

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 9.30am - 12pm

CASBA Samba Drumming

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) Pavilion 4.15pm - 5.45pm
every Friday

Indoor Bowls at CasCA

CasCA 2pm - 4.30pm
every Tuesday

Knit and Natter

Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCA) 10am - 12pm

Craven Arms Men’s Chorus

CasCA 7.30pm - 9pm

Craven Arms Tea Dance

CasCA 2pm - 4pm
2nd & 4th Wednesday every month

Our fabulous runner has done us proud – and there is still time to donate!

Our fabulous social inclusion manager Gill Pitt has completed the London Marathon! We are so very proud of her and … Continue reading

May 10, 2018

Gill Pitt to run the London Marathon

To sponsor Gill please click here Very well done to Gill Pitt on completing the hottest marathon ever, and a … Continue reading

March 7, 2018

Self service machines are coming to Craven Arms Library as the future is secured for another three years

We have very exciting news at CasCA. We have recently agreed with Shropshire Council that we will continue to house … Continue reading

February 9, 2018

Volunteers needed to help people get on their bike

Wow our bike plan was a huge success! Back in August, we started selling refurbished bikes after we were kindly … Continue reading

January 9, 2018

Don’t worry about the For Sale sign…. we’re not going anywhere!

A lot of people have come to us asking if we’re shutting down – the answer is definitely no! A … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

Library worker starts yoga business thanks to funding

A longstanding member of staff at Craven Arms Sport and Community Centre (CASCA) is moving on – partly thanks to … Continue reading

August 31, 2017

Holiday scheme has a jam-packed schedule

Wondering what to do during the summer holidays? Well, we can help by telling you about a jam-packed schedule of … Continue reading

July 14, 2017

What are you doing this weekend?

This weekend the weather forecast is looking good – sun, cloud and 20 degrees celsius on Sunday. This is perfect … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Their name is …

When people think of The Furniture Scheme they think they do furniture. Well, they do! But they also do so … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, when is it? June 1 to 7 What is it? Organised by The National Council for Voluntary … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

The Joy of Books – Part One

I was reading a newspaper article recently that reported that physical book sales (as opposed to e-books) are on the … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Seven reasons why people volunteer

I never tire of hearing the reasons why people volunteer, and there are many. Here are seven of them… 1. … Continue reading

May 11, 2017

Life as a Trustee

What do you actually do then as a Trustee? This is a question I’m sometimes asked by my nearest and … Continue reading

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