Stroud Times visited the Stroud District and Cirencester Furniture Bank at their new home in Brimscombe Mills.
Part of the Grace Network, and previously situated across the road at Brimscombe Port, the furniture bank is a social enterprise that sells unwanted furniture and white goods to people in need at subsidised prices and at the same time helping the community recycle as well as offering paid placements and flexible employment opportunities.
They collected good quality items from across the Stroud District, Cirencester, Gloucester and Cheltenham, and can even arrange a house clearance.
“We can deliver furniture in Gloucestershire for a set fee of £20 – that covers any number of items,” said Tim Lee, manager of the furniture bank.
“We’ve got a nice mix here – everything from Ikea shelves to handmade furniture. Our best sellers are book cases, storage units and chests of drawers.
“The most sought-after and fashionable is 1960s and 70s teak furniture – Ercol in particular,” he added.
The furniture bank is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday at Brimscombe Mills.
For more details: Stroud & Cirencester Furniture Bank (strouddistrictfurniturebank.org.uk)