New home for Wales’ first Remakery
Arwain Sir Benfro | 11th September 2019
Wales’ first Remakery is now open in Fishguard.
The Pembrokeshire Remakery, the first in Wales has a new home at Unit 8 Feidr Castell business park.
The Remakery helps divert household items from landfill and offers workshops, training and opportunities to share skills in repairing furniture, textiles, computers, mechanical items and basic home electrical goods.
Nicky Middleton-Jones of the Pembrokeshire Remakery said: “Come and meet us, It’s more than reuse, we are striving towards zero waste, saving what we can from entering the waste stream. Come and see what repaired and salvaged items we have for you in our shop. All proceeds go towards teaching the local community repair skills.”
Stephen Merrill added: “We already saved 7 tonnes of household items from entering the waste stream since the LEADER project started in July 2018. We are running training sessions, teaching people how to repair and mend, providing information and guidance, as well as offering the space for people to put into practice their new skills. We also run a shop were we sell the goods at affordable prices.
“Our volunteers at the Remakery are learning so much, and I’m hoping to see many more join and carry on the good work in the world of repair and reuse. As well as learning new skills they are making friends and becoming part of a hub focussed on reducing waste, repairing and reusing.”
Natalie Lang, Project Officer for Arwain Sir Benfro said: “I’m really excited to see this project grow and develop in its new home, the issue of waste affects us all.”
Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED provided funding of £71,299.28 to the Pembrokeshire Remakery. This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.