Newbury Community Resource Centre
The Newbury Community Resource Centre Ltd (NCRC) is a registered charity (No. 1082243) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 399851) and has three working names – The Community Furniture Project (Newbury), The Community Furniture Project (Basingstoke) and the Community Re-Use Centre. All three projects having a proven track record in recycling good quality second-hand furniture, electrical goods and other household items to local families in need.
Through our varied projects, we enable those who would normally sit at home with nothing to do to learn new skills and develop a sense of achievement and self value.
One of our main projects is the recycling and renovation of furniture and household goods to sell to those in greatest need, those on very low incomes or benefits. These items can also be sold to the general public but with a slightly higher price tag.
The Community Furniture Project (Newbury) was established in 1997 by Berkshire Women’s Aid with a grant from the National Lotteries Charities Board. The project was then legally transferred to the NCRC in December 2000 with a new Board of Trustees. There are currently eight people on the Board made up of local residents: a housing specialist, a bank manager, a training professional, two volunteers, a local councillor and accountant, and a retired prominent businessman. Two of our trustees are also service users.
In June 2004 the Community Furniture Project (Basingstoke) was started by the NCRC, with funding from CRED (Community Recycling and Economic Development) Programme of the Big Lottery Fund, and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
In September 2005, the Community Re-use Centre was opened in a new building (The Slater Centre) at New Greenham Park. NCRC and West Berkshire Mencap are joint tenants of the building, which was provided by Greenham Common Trust. Funding was also received from CRED to set up the new Project.
These two Projects operate in parallel with the Community Furniture Project (Newbury), using the same policies and practices and are coordinated by the NCRC management team based in Newbury. In addition, our new training department is run from the Community Re-use Centre, offering accredited training to all our volunteers through the National Open College Network (NOCN) in practical skills including furniture repair, woodwork and warehousing.
Newtown Road HWRC
Our Donation Point at Newtown Road HWRC in Newbury is now open to accept your reusable furniture and electrical items. The facility is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm seven days a week. Our address is CFP (Newbury), Unit F, Hambridge Road Industrial Estate, Bone Lane, Newbury, Berkshire. RG14 5SS. 01635 43933. You can buy some great quality goods! If you've got something you no longer want, why not give it to us? Please make sure though that goods are in good condition. Everything we can, we'll repair or we might break it up to make something else. We can also collect if you can't drop off.
We've also got a shop in Basingstoke too! Our address is CFP (Basingstoke), 6 Joules Road, Houndsmill Industrial Estate, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG21 6XH. 01256 320700. Why not pay us a visit? You can even just have a look around!
Removals and House Clearances
We can offer cost-effective, friendly and efficient removals or house clearance services: please contact us on 01635 43933 with details of your requirements for a no-obligation estimate.
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