June - Donate don't dump

We’re supporting great local groups such as the Community Furniture Store, St Leonard's Hospice and Selby Hands of Hope who promote reuse of furniture and household items.

To highlight the opportunities for furniture reuse, we arranged a special pop-up shop on Selby Market Place to highlight the opportunities to donate your unwanted furniture or pick up a bargain.

The popular pop up shop featured ‘rooms’ showcasing furniture from the Community Furniture Store, Selby Hands of Hope and St Leonard’s Hospice charity shops.

The Community Furniture Store provided furniture to create a bedroom, Selby Hands of Hope created a dining room and St Leonard’s Hospice created a living room. Members of the public were able to reserve items to buy and collect after the event.

Could your furniture be used by someone else? If so, it could be collected free.

There are three local furniture reuse organisations who all accept donations of furniture and white goods which are suitable for reuse. The Selby Community Furniture Store is on Bawtry Road Industrial Estate, Selby Hands of Hope is on Brook Street and St Leonard's Hospice charity shop is on Ousegate, all in Selby.

All of these stores stock a wide range of used furniture and white goods at very reasonable prices.

If your items are in good condition and could benefit someone else please ring the Selby Community Furniture Store on 01757 291444, Selby Hands of Hope on 01757 667250 or St Leonards Hospice on 01757 708578 to discuss details and a free collection. All stores reserve the right not to collect any item.

Freegle - Don't throw it away, give it away!

Do your unwanted but useful items need new homes? Or are you looking for something? Freegle helps people give and get things for free in their local community. Some people have stuff they don't want any more. Other people would like things they don't have. Freegle matches them up. All completely free. Freegle – it’s like online dating for stuff. Find them on Facebook – @SelbyFreegle, visit their website www.ilovefreegle.org and download their app to get Freegling!

Bike Libraries

If you are a family or young person and you don't have access to a bike, this doesn't mean you cannot enjoy cycling in the Selby district.

Welcome to Yorkshire, as part of the legacy of the region hosting the Tour de Yorkshire Grand Depart in 2014, has supported a Bike Library in Tadcaster.  This offers the chance for those without a bike to get out and enjoy cycling in the district by borrowing from the Bike Library.

Donations of old or unwanted bikes are always welcome too: the Bike Library team will make them as good as new.

Find out more here.