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Carnforth Freegle

Carnforth Freegle - so much better than a Brief Encounter with the tip
Founded 1st June, 2007. 3,717 current freeglers.

Welcome to Carnforth Freegle !

A group to give away your unwanted items to other local people for free.

You can also request items which you may think members may have but not be using.


Freegle group etiquette :-

Please be polite to other Freeglers and do turn up if you have arranged to collect an item.

Please note that Freegle is not run on a ‘First come first served’ basis. We encourage people to use the ‘Fair Offer Policy’ in offer posts. You can copy and paste the text of the Fair Offer Policy from here:


‘Fair Offer Policy: I agree to take a while before choosing who gets this. This gives people on the daily digest, or those who are online less frequently, a fair chance to reply to the offer.’

 

Reposts are done automatically and your post will be bumped up the list if it is still available or not received.

Offers will be re-posted every 4 days and Wanteds every 14 days.

 

On our website we have a ‘ChitChat’ tab, where you can Chat to other members and ask about local issues. Please select from the location ten miles or so to prevent seeing News items from far afield.

You can put local Events on the Event tab and, if you are looking for volunteers, do put an add on the Volunteer tab.

 

Be aware that a lot of emails are caught accidentally in spam filters. To try and combat this we have introduced ‘CHAT’. You will find copies of any messages you send or receive by clicking the ‘CHAT’ icon on the top right when you log in. Even if you prefer not to use this method yourself we advise you to check it, if you’re expecting a reply.

 

CARNFORTH FREEGLE DOs AND DON’Ts

DOs

1. Offer posts should be made using the 'give' icon, wanted posts using the 'find' icon; both are on the home page of Carnforth Freegle

Initially, posts should be made only on your Home (nearest) group. Do not 

cross-post i.e. post on more than one group at once. If you get no response from your home group, then after 2 days you can post on your next nearest group and then, after a further 2 days, the third nearest group.

2. Leave 4 days before repeating an offer and 14 days before repeating a wanted.

3. Give some detail about what you are giving or wanting in your posts and be specific. Requests for 'anything' or general terms like 'furniture' or 'clothes' will be rejected. For an offer, a photograph is very helpful. Please do not use words like 'desperate' as we are not here to determine need. The object of Freegle is to keep goods out of landfill.

4. The person to whom the goods are given is responsible for the collection of those goods. The person giving goods should not be expected to also deliver them.

5. Post a 'taken' if you successfully rehome your offers and a 'received' if you get a response to your wanted posts. These can be found using the down arrow on your original post, as can the option to withdraw an item. Moderators cannot post an offer, taken, wanted or received on your behalf.

6. There is a limit on wanted posts of 1 per day and 5 per month, but you are allowed to ask for more than 1 item on a single post. Withdrawn posts count towards both the daily and monthly limit.

 

DON'Ts

1. No selling/buying. The clue is in the name- FREEgle. This includes selling something you have got from another member, either before or after you have used it, UNLESS you have the express permission of the donor to do so.

2. No borrowing/lending. All items must be gifted. Moderators cannot be responsible for items borrowed which are not returned or are damaged.

3. No swapping/exchanging. Again, moderators cannot be involved in problems that arise.

4. Phone numbers. Don't post them in a message. Over 3000 members can see them. Only exchange phone numbers with members who you are offering to or receiving from.

5. Don't delete posts. Only moderators should use the delete function.

6. No Offers or Wanteds for animals are allowed on this group.

 

If you have any questions or issues you can email the group moderators at:

CarnforthFreegle-volunteers@groups.ilovefreegle.org



If you have questions, you can contact our lovely local volunteers here:

Contact volunteers
Charles Scanlan
Angela Stephens
Louise
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Offer
Cordless twin phone set

Crag Bank LA5
26th June, 2022 18:05 on Carnforth Freegle
BT8600 twin digital cordless phone system. Answer machine and call blocking. Needs rechargeable batteries.
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Wanted
Artificial grass offcut

Warton LA5
26th June, 2022 16:47 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
We are making some training equipment for the spaniel we’ve recently rehomed, and it involves four rectangles each measuring 2’ x 3’ (or a total of 2.25 sqm!) of artificial grass. Does anyone please have an offcut they don’t need? Many thanks
Wanted
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Offer
Blackout roller blinds with fittings

Arkholme LA6
26th June, 2022 12:24 on Carnforth Freegle
2 IKEA blackout blinds. White. With fittings To fit windows: 107cm wide x 195cm long 178cm wide x 195cm long Can be cut down to fit a narrower window and will fit any length of window up to 195cm A few age related marks but plenty of use left in them.
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Offer
Bag of various fabrics

Arkholme LA6
26th June, 2022 12:24 on Carnforth Freegle
Various fabrics in various colours/ sizes inc linings.
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Wanted
child bike trailer

Slyne-with-Hest LA2
25th June, 2022 14:01 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
I'm looking for a child bike trailer for my granddaughter.
Wanted
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Offer
DVD Down syndrome in practice

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 12:44 on Carnforth Freegle
Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Child Therapy books

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 12:43 on Carnforth Freegle
Will separate Please explain why you want them Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Glass pen

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:19 on Carnforth Freegle
Unused hand made glass pen. Unfortunately child got to the bottle of ink hence mess as can be seen in photo. Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Child’s tennis racket

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:06 on Carnforth Freegle
Very old Queens Junior Slazenger tennis racket. Strings and handle still in good condition Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Children’s skipping ropes

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:03 on Carnforth Freegle
2 x skipping ropes plus 2 spare ropes Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Wooden beach ball bats

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:03 on Carnforth Freegle
Used condition Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Art materials

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:02 on Carnforth Freegle
Selection of art materials including wax crayons, pencil crayons, sketching pencils & oil pastel crayons & paint tin (partially used) Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Kids sunglasses

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:02 on Carnforth Freegle
4 pairs children’s sunglasses plus one set of overclip glasses. Will separate Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Girls sandals

Milnthorpe
25th June, 2022 11:02 on Carnforth Freegle
H & M sandals size 36/37 Well worn but still lot of wear in them Collection Milnthorpe Fair Offer Policy applies
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Offer
Goblin cylinder vac.spares /repairs.

Ingleton LA6
25th June, 2022 11:02 on Carnforth Freegle
Currently not working. Was ok one day, next day it failed to turn on. So for spares or repairs as hardly been used.
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Wanted
Pop up gazebo

Bolton le Sands LA5
25th June, 2022 11:01 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
Looking for little lads football team if anyone has one they no longer use we have many matches and tournaments which if hot boys can shelter when waiting to play many thanks
Wanted
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Offer
Wooden Cot & Mattress

Silverdale
25th June, 2022 07:40 on Carnforth Freegle
Offer
In good clean condition but needs taking to bits. Might be some bedding too if I hunt it out Fair Offer Policy applies
Offer
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