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Budget furniture store could move into Highbridge site
7:10am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
A FURNITURE store which will allow people on low incomes to buy low priced secondhand items could open next month.
Highbridge Residents’ Association (HRA) is hoping to lease a former newsagent’s building in Morland Road to open Highbridge Furniture Limited.
Tina Gray, volunteer for the HRA, said: “We hope to be in a position to open in October.
The date, to be agreed soon, and an open day between Morland Hall and the shop will take place on the Friday before we open.
“We are looking for donations, office supplies, volunteers, a new alarm system with CCTV, sign writing and a van to collect and deliver the furniture. We are unable to receive furniture until after the lease is signed.”
The project is a result of the HRA helping people over summer with donations of free furniture through Facebook.
The new store will be run as a not-for-profit community project where, through donations of furniture, it will have a £2 membership fee per annum to allow people with incomes up to £20,000 to buy low priced recycled furniture.
County councillor John Woodman is supporting the venture and took members of the HRA out to Furniture Care in Yeovil to get advice.
The shop will open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.