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A new furniture Repurpose point opens on the Pembury Estate.


Groundwork London, in partnership with Peabody and London Community Resource Network (LCRN), have launched The Loop on the Pembury Estate.

The Pembury Loop is one of five new reuse hubs created across London to refurbish and redistribute unwanted items, equip local people with the skills and resources to reuse more, reduce fly-tipping and improve the local environment.

Free home collection

A free home collection service was launched on 30 October, through which Peabody residents on the Pembury Estate are now able to donate their unwanted items to be fixed, reused or recycled on the estate itself.

Peabody’s Director of Community Progammes, Veronica Kirwan said: "The Repurpose project in partnership with Peabody, Groundwork and London Community Resource Network aims to make it as easy as possible for residents to dispose of their unwanted furniture.

Then, working together with our volunteers, we will restore and enhance items which our residents will be able to buy at an affordable rate.

It is a remarkable initiative which not only enables our residents to furnish their homes but discourages fly-tipping and trains our volunteers in upcycling, giving them a useful skill to take forward in life and possibly help them in a future career."

To arrange free collection, contact Stephen:

Tel: 07506 741929

Furniture suitable for reuse

The service is free and available for all residents to use.

The Loop will accept wooden furniture in a resalable condition, clean sofas and working white goods.

The hubs cannot accept mattresses, gas appliances or soft furnishings that do not have a fire label attached.

Download a full list of what The Loop is able to accept.

The Loop team will help improve their local environment through the reduction of waste and fly-tipping, whilst providing residents with high quality, reasonably priced upcycled items. Additionally, the Loop will offer accredited training, employment and volunteering opportunities for residents.

About Repurpose

The Loop is part of the Repurpose project, which is being delivered by Groundwork London in partnership with the London Community Resource Network (LCRN) and Peabody, with funding from the European Commission’s LIFE+ Programme.

Repurpose supports residents to create community reuse enterprises on their housing estates, alongside an in-depth community engagement and behaviour change programme to tackle the root causes of fly-tipping, and encourage positive environmental action.

For more information on Repurpose, visit or contact Sophie Maqsood, Principle Project Manager at Groundwork London at