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CVS Furniture Project Comes To An End

DSCF1528With effect from 1st January 2017 the Furniture Reuse Service for Broxbourne and East Herts will no longer be operating. Since 2012, approaching 2000 residents have benefitted from the project. We have delivered reusable furniture to over 1000 households and almost 900 people have donated 3500 items.

The project has saved many £1,000’s for local people including those on low incomes, thereby reducing the need for high cost loans and door step lending. The project also delivered incredible benefits to the local environment by keeping over 100 tons of furniture waste out of landfill.

IMG 1355All of the services of FRS were undertaken by a small team of part-time paid staff supported by volunteers.  As well as providing paid employment opportunities, the project is very proud that at least 10 local people have been involved in a voluntary capacity at different times over the past 4 years.

44% of all FRS customers live in East Herts with the vast majority of these from the Hertford and Ware areas. 37% of those buying furniture live in the adjoining Borough of Broxbourne with the rest (19%) living in other Hertfordshire districts.

Local residents have benefitted enormously through the opportunity to donate their furniture rather than throwing it away. 64% of all donations have come from East Herts residents. Residents from the Borough of Broxbourne have provided 30% of donations with the remaining 6% coming from other parts of Hertfordshire.IMG 1354