Reuse centre opens

Official opening new Creative Reuse Centre by Steve Barclay mp
Official opening new Creative Reuse Centre by Steve Barclay mp
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There is a new place in March to purchase recycled paint as the Community RePaint scheme expands.

The new Creative Reuse Centre in Commercial Road was officially opened on Monday by MP Steve Barclay.

It was a triple anniversary celebration, with the National Community RePaint Scheme, sponsored by Dulux, celebrating 20 years, CCORN celebrating 10 years and the Cambridgeshire Community RePaint scheme is now three years old.

The Community Repaint scheme is run by a small team of staff and volunteers who collect, sort, test and redistribute low cost paint under contract to AmeyCespa on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council.

The new Creative Reuse Centre will also house Bits and Bobs Scrapstore which diverts clean reusable scrap waste materials from businesses and individuals for members to use creatively in arts, crafts and play activities.

Membership is available to everyone and the new Creative Reuse Centre is open six days a week Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

CCORRN have collected 69,489 litres of paint from 6 household recycling centres in Cambridgeshire over the last calendar year. Since introducing the membership scheme in February last year; over 1,200 families and 49 community groups have benefited.

CCORRN has given away 2,552 litres of paint to 15 community groups and provided 360 litres of paint and Dulux sponsored Community Repaint anniversary decorating gift sets to 20 local families. The team have also decorated a village hall, held a WW11 commemorative event and are committed to making life a little brighter for lots more people in 2014.

If you would like more information telephone: 0845 602 7144 or email or visit their website to find out more.