In 2009 Teddington Society’s Environment Group created Teddington’s first street “Give and Take” when Avenue Road became a large swap-shop for the day. The scheme generated considerable interest, so in 2011 the residents of Twickenham Road have joined up with the Society to run one in their road.
The idea is similar to a garage sale without the hassle of money. Unwanted goods, from coffee jugs to clothes and furniture to flowering plants changed hands at no cost to sellers or buyers. Several householders will set up shop at the end of their drives to display their wares, ready for nearby residents and visitors to take home with them.
The Swap Shop will take place on Twickenham Road (off Ferry Road) on Saturday 21st May from 11am-2pm.
This scheme is a chance to help make Teddington more environmentally aware – reducing car trips to the tip, keeping items out of the refuse and land-fill system and hoping to apply the theory “one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure”!
Feel free to turn-up, browse and take stuff away, for nothing. If you want to also bring along (small) unwanted items please leave them at the stand outside number 20. You might find free records, CD’s, old tools, broken furniture, garden plants, bric a brac, and books. There will be a number of Environment Group members around throughout the day to maintain a friendly contact.
Note: if you support your local charity shop by donating items then please still do so – consider the Swap Shop for items that cannot be sold or those not accepted by charity shops e.g. slightly damaged items, electrical wares etc.