Stories from the Scrapstore


February 2, 2020

Scrapstore has been busy rebuilding the second of the two Towers of Summerstown, brick by brick, with the help of residents, the public and its members.

They came together to decorate a (foam) brick using our repurposed materials to create a 15-block-high tower which replicated the 15-storey real thing.

The real thing are the two Towers of Summerstown on the Hazelhurst Estate, built over the site of...

December 10, 2019

At the end of November, we were delighted to pop along to the Early Years Centre at Siward Road and get crafty with lots of childminders with their tots.

We made loads of sparkly festive projects....Dangling CD snowflakes, pom-pom trees, frosty snowmen and beautiful baubles.  All of the materials used were saved from landfill or incineration and all of the creative ideas came from our wonderful vol...

December 10, 2019

We're so proud of our latest Jayson Singh masterpiece outside the Scrapstore!  In the autumn, Jayson completed his hard work to make another mural as a landmark so we can be seen from the Smallwood Road side of Hazelhurst Estate.  His new piece is called 'Teamworking Conveyor' and reflects the spirit of the Scrapstore volunteers and local residents: working together to keep our lovely little chari...

December 3, 2019

 What a spread!  Laid on by our Trustees and volunteers to celebrate the sign off of our 2018-2019 Annual Report and Accounts.

On 26 November, we had a wonderful celebration with volunteers and friends to highlight our achievements during the previous financial year:

  • 30,400 people (est.) from all sectors of the community benefited from our materials through membership, our outreach wor...

December 2, 2019

We've been out and about a lot at the end of November.  Firstly at the Putney Society's Arts event on 28th November to show off our lovely upcycled stuff alongside talking about our charity's work and then at the Camberwell Christmas Arts Market on 30th, selling upcycled handmade crafts.  We love getting out and about and shouting out about what we do!  This is what our Trustee Deborah had to say...

November 29, 2019


This is a brilliant ongoing project by the fantastically talented Jayson Singh.

Jayson has constructed a giant frame which acts as a community dream catcher - to catch the aspirations of all who contribute to it.

People can get inside, underneath or around it to weave/macrame their design (using saved threads) into one of the hoops.  They can also add a water-proof picture (made out of reused mater...

November 29, 2019

What a fantastic project this has been with Smallwood Primary School!  

In July our lovely artist partner, Weavie Stevie, worked on the field with around 40 children from all year groups at Smallwood School to build a 'human loom' out of children and strips of fabric otherwise destined for the incinerator.  Others wiggled and fiddled through the loom to create a fabulously colourful giant weav...

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