About Warwickshire Thrift Week
Warwickshire Thrift Week is a free, fun celebration of all things thrifty. It’s about saving money, sustainable living, recycling, conservation and bringing local communities together.
Inspired by last year’s first-ever national Festival of Thrift in Darlington, we are hosting our very own Warwickshire-wide festival of frugality and frivolity from 21st to 29th March 2015.
There will be a whole host of free events and activities to get involved in – from swap shops to help refresh your wardrobe without spending a fortune, to free bicycle health checks to get you out and about on your bike. And for those who love a good bargain, local traders will be promoting offers and discounts throughout the week.
During Thrift Week, you’ll have the chance to:
- Fill your house for free or de-clutter for free
- Learn about sustainable living and upcycling
- Grow your own food
- Take part in a variety of free activities
- Save money with Love Food Hate Waste
- Take advantage of tasters, swap shops, money off and much more!
DID YOU KNOW
- The average Warwickshire family could save around £60 a month by wasting less food. Follow @LFHWarwickshire on Twitter or visit Love Food Hate Waste to find out how.
- There are more than 100 charity shops in Warwickshire’s high streets, packed with bargain buys.
- A number of charitable furniture reuse schemes offer FREE home collection of unwanted furniture and electrical goods, while others collect for a modest fee. This is much cheaper than hiring a skip or using a van.
- From spring 2014, every household waste recycling centre in Warwickshire will have a charity re-use shop where unwanted items are sold to benefit good causes.
- Recycling centre re-use shops were pioneered in Warwickshire in 2003, and many other council areas are developing similar outlets.
- There are more than 40,000 members of online reuse networks in Warwickshire. Freecycle has local groups in Leamington Spa & Warwick, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby and Stratford-upon-Avon, while Freegle is active in Kenilworth, North Warwickshire, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Rugby.
- Britons have more than £2,800 worth of clutter stored in their attics, £585 worth of unused clutter in their spare rooms and £900 of goods in garages.