Low cost paint service launched at 2nd Chance

18 MAY 2017

 

On Tuesday 16th May 2017, Chapter 1's 2nd Chance, proudly launched its Community RePaint Scheme at 1a Weddington Terrace Nuneaton CV10 0AG.  Community RePaint is sponsored by Dulux and was partly funded through the Warwickshire County Councillors Fund. The scheme aims to help local groups and individuals access good quality paint at a reasonable price.

To celebrate this new service Nigel Parrington, CEO of Salvation Army Housing Association (saha), the parent housing association of Chapter 1 and Martin Pearse, Manager of the Community Repaint Network, were pleased to be able to join Councillor Keith Kondakor in officially launching ‘Community Repaint Nuneaton and Bedworth’.

Mr Pearse was happy to welcome the Community RePaint Network, Chapter 1’s 2nd Chance project. He said: “2nd Chance is a furniture re-use project that sells affordable good quality unwanted furniture, electrical and household items primarily to people on lower incomes. From today there is now also reusable, affordable paint available.”

Councillor Kondakor said: "It is marvellous that 2nd Chance Furniture on Weddington Terrace is sourcing surplus paint which would otherwise have gone to landfill or incinerated – it will help people on very tight budgets."

Nigel Parrington, whilst visiting the re-use superstore, was impressed by the breadth of the services on offer. Nigel said: “This is a great opportunity for 2nd Chance. We can now offer good quality, affordable paint to the local community. Already Community RePaint has helped local groups and charities refresh shared spaces, enabled people on low income to redecorate their homes at low cost and provided employment, training and volunteer opportunities building valuable skills and experience - we are excited to be a part of this.

He continues: “What we have launched is a sustainable community resource that ideally complements 2nd Chance’s other poverty alleviating schemes. At saha we provide people in need with a home, and 2nd Chance enables them to furnish that home.”

 

2nd Chance is also offering local people the chance to donate their unwanted or leftover paint. Donated paint is better the fresher it is so people are encouraged not to leave it hanging around for too long. A similar service is also available for retailers, painters and decorators who have unwanted or leftover pots of paint.

2nd Chance is open Monday to Thursday 9.30am until 4.00pm and on Fridays from 9.30am until 3.00pm. They are also open on the second Saturday of each month from 10.00am until 12.00pm.

 

For more information please call in to Weddington Terrace, call us on 024 7632 6189 or e-mail the project at: 2ndchance@chapter1.org.uk

2nd Chance has been operating for 10 years in and around Nuneaton & Bedworth and North Warwickshire. They are an FRN Approved Re-use Centre (ARC) and were the winners of the 2016 Let's Recycle Community Recycling Initiative of the Year.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating goods can contact the project:

Volunteering: 2ndvolunteering@chapter1.org.uk

For furniture donations: Tel- 024 7632 6189  

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Photos CR launch and launch 2 16.05.17: left to right, Martin Pearse (Community Repaint Network Manager, Keith Kondakor, Warwickshire County Councillor, Nigel Parrington CEO of SAHA.