Oundle treasures ready for bargain hunters at town-wide garage sale

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The Declutter & Donate day will take place across Oundle later this month

The streets may not be paved with gold but there will be bargains to be had when Oundle residents sell off their pre-loved treasures at the town's Declutter & Donate day.

Cul-de-sacs, closes, roads pavements and garages will be at bursting point with unwanted items ready for their new owners at the third town-wide garage sale on Sunday, June 20.

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Organised by the Oundle Waste Less (OWL) team, the event aims to provide stallholders with the chance to make some money for themselves or their favourite charity and to reduce waste and promote re-use.

Come and grab a bargain or donate to a stall or charityCome and grab a bargain or donate to a stall or charity
Come and grab a bargain or donate to a stall or charity

Camilla Sherwin OWL project manager said: "The two Declutter & Donate sales held last summer were very successful. Over £3,000 was taken and £2,000 was donated to charities such as Oundle Community First Responders, Oundle Volunteer Action, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Parkinson’s UK.

"The pandemic has hit charities’ income hard, so this is a good opportunity to raise some funds for them and rehome some useful, pre-loved items."

The streets of Oundle will be dotted with ‘stalls’ selling and asking for donations for household items, clothes, furniture and other goods.

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Those wishing to visit the stalls will be able to download a map available from June 18 via the Oundle Waste Less Facebook page or www.transitionoundle.org.uk.

Stalls in Herne Road OundleStalls in Herne Road Oundle
Stalls in Herne Road Oundle

A few hard copies will be available from The Coffee Tavern in the town’s Market Place on the day.

As parking at many of the locations is very restricted, buyers are encouraged to walk or bike around the town and only drive to collect any large items they have bought as they are on their way home.

Anyone wanting to get their stall added to the event map should email [email protected] by June 16 with brief details of where it will be, the items on sale and whether proceeds are being donated to a chosen charity. Sellers will be asked to read the risk assessment and agree to put a few simple coronavirus prevention measures in place, such as having hand sanitiser available.

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The event is part of the Oundle Waste Less project, run by Transition Oundle, which aims to reduce waste by creating opportunities to re-use, repair and refill.

Over the past 18 months the project team have run several repair cafés, signed up over 20 local venues to the national refill, been instrumental in setting up the zero waste shop Refill Revolution at Oundle Wharf as well as arranging talks on environmental topics and engaging with schools and businesses about how to reduce their environmental impact.

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