UK’s first sharing shop

Frome Town Council teamed up with social enterprise Edventure to launch the UK’s first sharing shop in May 2015. The ‘Library of things’ offers people the  chance to borrow a wide range of items such as cooking utensils, musical  instruments, gardening equipment, toys  and much more! The idea behind the shop  is to reduce waste (packaging), pollution, and save people money and space.

Councillor Macfadyen officially opened the shop,  he said “Frome has shown it is a sharing town, with initiatives like the Car Club,  community investment in open spaces, and now a sharing shop. It is fantastic to see  people getting truly involved in their local community.”

A team of apprentices from Edventure Frome set up the shop with support from FTC. Anna Francis, Resilience Officer has hugely supported the team. To become a member or see what the shop offers visit their website here

The shop opening times will be 10-4pm Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays . If you have items you’d like to share see the ‘wish list’ here or call 01373 475574.

 

Main photo by James Bartholomew.