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Jamie Hardesty

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Northumberland furniture recycling scheme boosted by council funding

A furniture recycling scheme in north Northumberland has been given a cash boost from Northumberland County Council’s community chest fund.

Re-nu-it is a charity run group that collects furniture from people who no longer need it which is then sold on cheaply or donated to others less fortunate.

The group use a van to make regular furniture collections and deliveries, and has been awarded a grant of £500 from the council to help with its running and maintenance costs.

The council’s community chest scheme aims to support activities that will benefit and are needed by local communities.

It is open to any voluntary or community, not-for-profit groups or organisations based in, or predominantly serving Northumberland.

Policy board member for corporate resources at Northumberland County Council, Councillor Dave Ledger, said: “This popular community scheme helps out local residents by providing cheap items of furniture, while also helping to reduce landfill by recycling unwanted items.

The Re-nu-it van is frequently seen out and about on the roads of north Northumberland and I am pleased we have been able to award funding to help keep it on the road and support this worthwhile scheme.“

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