Flintshire County Council and Refurbs Flintshire are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their joint application to the ‘Green Recovery Circular Economy Fund 2020-21’ to bring funding to Buckley for a new and exciting project in the town centre.
This project will deliver a newly developed Repair & Reuse Centre with a community café in the heart of Buckley town centre in the former HSBC bank building. The facility will promote community cohesion through repair and reuse initiatives, whilst providing an opportunity to support the regeneration of one of Flintshire’s town centres.
The long term aim of the project is to promote education and behavioural change on waste and recycling initiatives, providing volunteering opportunities and employment for local people, the creation of an attractive and interesting venue in the heart of the town centre, while supporting the strategic regeneration plan of the town and most importantly creating a place for the community to come together.
Centred around the hospitality of a relaxed café environment, the initial services to be offered by the facility include:
- Providing a repair service for small household items.
- Providing demonstrations on basic repairs/upcycling techniques which can be replicated at home.
- Providing information on how to donate unwanted household items that can be refurbished for sale or recycled.
- Running workshops and volunteering activities to create saleable pieces for the café from recycled materials or unwanted items.
- Displaying purchasable items produced from recycled materials.
The successful bid was promoted by the Buckley Town Centre Working Group who represent both Flintshire County Council and Buckley Town Council. The group has been set up to attract investment and explore new opportunities to support town centre regeneration.