latest News letter
Spring Swap-it! in the Village Hall 10:00 am sharp
Saturday 17 March 2018
Please bring useful and clean items that have a bit of life left in them. Dive in and find fabulous nearly-new items to avoid buying new stuff. Either way, Chiddgreen want to make things last longer, and reduce waste. The Community Recycling Centre in Witley accepts any unsuitable items – please don’t abuse this event. We reserve the right to refuse to accept things which are unlikely to be coveted by anyone. If in doubt, you can email me.
Autumn Swap-it! in the Village Hall 10:00 am sharp
Saturday 29 September 2018
Saturday 18 March
Please bring items to be dropped before 11am.
Village Hall, Chiddingfold – watch out for the large banner on the railings outside.
Bring cakes if you can.
The famous Swap-it day is back!
Having a late summer clear out? Remember re-using is the most environmentally responsible thing to do!
Saturday 17 October 10am ’til noon. (Best things go in the first hour.)
Chiddgreen provides the opportunity to swap things – you can bring and collect as many items as you like – just make a small donation.
We like… Nice clothes that no longer fit, kitchen gear that you don’t have room for, garden tools you don’t use any more, surplus craft materials, and toys, books and small items of furniture.
We don’t like…anything toxic, electrical or alive! And anything that is broken or beyond repair – please take all these items to be recycled to the community recycling centre in Witley!
Large items – just send a photograph. There are really no limits: the biggest thing we have helped find a new home was a concrete garage!
Excellent news! We are hosting our next Swap it Saturday at the Village Hall on 28 March. 10 am sharp – because it is usually all over by 11:30 am.
How does it work? Read our quick guide.
What else is there? Home made cakes and some things for sale – all to help cover our costs.
Please make a donation to help Chiddgreen as well.
Join us – and help reduce waste!
All events are FREE! but please make a donation and help to pay for the event by buying cake and a drink
All additional help welcome – just ask someone in a green apron.
FREE Swap-it! event
NEW! Swap-it Gallery page for pictures of larger items.
Chiddingfold Village Hall on Saturday 3 May 10 am.
Join us with your useful but unwanted items, and collect items to be treasured or upcycled.
Plan your clear-out and join us for a rummage. Teas, cakes and (probably) plants for sale.
Our Famous Waste-Reduction event is back!
Find out more about how the Swap-it Day works. Download the poster CHIDDGREEN SWAPIT 11MAY13 in pdf format (and email it to your friends)
If you can help, we’d be especially delighted! Please use the Contact form to let us know. Free Refreshments for helpers!
Chiddgreen Swap It Day
Chiddgreen held its fifth Swap It Day, at the Village Hall last month, and once again people took advantage of the opportunity to pass on unwanted items that still have a useful life. It was my first Swap it Day and from the start it was clear there was a hum in the hall as items large and small arrived and disappeared. Sometimes these involve a change of use with one excellent example being some demijohns: their owners had decided that their wine-making days were over but thought that someone else might like to
take up the hobby. However another local, who is a florist, declared them exactly what she had been searching for to contain the flower displays for a vintage-style wedding. Both parties were delighted with the swap.
At the end of the morning we sorted out the remaining saleable items to go to the Brownies’ Christmas Fair (yet more recycling). Sadly a couple of car boot loads did have to end up at the tip’s recycling facilities this year but it certainly demonstrated that sometimes things can have a new life in a way we hadn’t thought of, so watch out for our next event.
NB For those who were disappointed not to be able to swap larger items of furniture, why not try posting your offer in C-Bay in this magazine?