We want to channel Lewisham's creativity to develop new ideas for the Boroughs community spaces
Southeast London ReStore will take reusable surplus and waste from businesses and distribute it to schools, community groups and individual makers and artists. There are 100 scrapstores around the UK, and this will be the first in Southeast London in 20 years.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Scrapstores divert usable waste from businesses from being processed as waste and will distribute it to educational, community and arts organisations for reuse. Currently, schools and makers in Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich have to travel to Wandsworth or Homerton to access a scrapstore and we think it's time to have our own resource here in Southeast London. ReStore will be a not-for-profit working in partnership with the Work & Play Scrapstore in Wandsworth. Members pay an annual fee and can then take free resources including textiles, paper, plastic and wood - saving them money and the planet from wasted resources.
Steps to get it done:
ReStore is in a start-up phase during which we plan to secure memberships and grants that will ensure our long-term existence. We're currently looking for funding for our initial set up costs. We would also love to hear from potential members, volunteers and other supporters.
About the space
London Borough of Southwark