Opening of wood recycling charity


A NEW community wood recycling charity that’s set to transform lives in Basildon and beyond is inviting local people to come and celebrate its official opening on 23rd March from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

New Life Wood, located in Wat Tyler Country Park in Pitsea, aims to rescue and reuse some of the thousands of tonnes of wood that go to waste in the local area and to positively change the lives of local disadvantaged adults by helping them build confidence, gain new skills and get back into paid employment.

At the opening you can visit the wood shop, view the workshop and meet the charity’s volunteers and trustees. There will also be some free craft activities and face painting for the children.

They also sell recycled timber at affordable prices and will be showcasing some beautiful handmade wood products made by its volunteers. These include, planters, nesting and bird boxes and bird tables, perfect for the Springtime.

New Life Wood Chair of Trustees Steve Currell said: “Community Wood Recycling is a great concept – it saves wood from being wasted and going into landfill, gives people a chance to buy wood for DIY at bargain prices, and has a proven track record in helping people who aren’t always given a chance into work by creating volunteering, training and job opportunities.’’

We provide a commercial waste wood collection service to Builders and Constructors across South Essex. The wood we pick up is then sorted at our site, cleaned up and sold at less than the usual price and is perfect for all those projects around the home and garden, whether it’s building a new shed, laying some decking or putting up bookshelves.”

For more information telephone 07904 150180


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