Groundwork London and LCRN have launched five new reuse hubs on housing estates across London. The hubs, known as ‘The Loop’, will collect, refurbish and redistribute unwanted wooden furniture and white goods; equip local people with the skills and resources to reuse more; reduce fly-tipping and improve the local environment.
The five Loop hubs are located at:
- The Loop @ Pembury Estate in Hackney, in partnership with Peabody.
- The Loop @ Grahame Park Estate in Barnet with Genesis Housing.
- The Loop @ White City Estate in Hammersmith, in partnership with The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
- The Loop @ Samuel Lewis Trust Estate in Lambeth, in partnership with Southern Housing Group.
- The Loop @ Andover Estate in Islington in partnership with The London Borough of Islington and Bright Sparks.
From November 2015, local residents are able to take advantage of a free doorstep collection service. They can donate unwanted items to be fixed, reused or recycled on the estates. More information and a full list of items accepted by The Loop can be found on the website: www.theloops.london.
The creation of the five Loops will be complemented by a community engagement programme to tackle the root causes of fly-tipping and encourage positive environmental action. Each of these hubs will offer accredited training, employment and volunteering opportunities for residents.
The programme is funded by the European Commission’s LIFE + Programme and co-financed by Groundwork London, London Community Resource Network, Middlesex University, Peabody, Genesis Housing, Southern Housing Group, LB Islington and LB Hammersmith and Fulham.