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Carnforth Freegle

Carnforth Freegle - so much better than a Brief Encounter with the tip
Founded 1st June, 2007. 3,492 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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This community is kindly sponsored by:

Lancashire County Council
Reuse, because it's too good to waste.
Lancashire County Council values reuse because of its environmental and social benefits. Reuse is particularly important to us not only because it takes items out of the waste stream, but also because helps to create a supply of affordable good quality products, which in turn can improve people's quality of life. Reuse also plays a fundamental role in helping to reduce carbon emissions, something which LCC views as a priority.
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Offer
2 table lamps.

Millhead LA5
26th January, 2022 21:51 on Carnforth Freegle
Both brass coloured bases with glass. One is 16 inches high (without the shades) and the other 14 inches. Both are BC fittings. Originally from BHS and about 16 years old. Not perfect but plenty of life in them. Shades are Laura Ashley and a light terracotta colour, but one is more faded than the other. Hope they are of use to someone! Thanks.
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Offer
Foreign Coins

Over Kellet LA6
26th January, 2022 20:26 on Carnforth Freegle
Offer
Mostly French, 1940s; Irish, Ceylon, Spain, Australia, Austria -2 22 altogether.
Offer
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Offer
Gummed manila envelopes

Ingleton LA6
26th January, 2022 12:33 on Carnforth Freegle
About 50 A5 and about 80 A4 envelopes. Location Ingleton.
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Offer
Child Safety Gate

Crag Bank LA5
26th January, 2022 12:32 on Carnforth Freegle
Lindam MK0016-000 Natural light wood. Full working order.
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Offer
3 skateboards

Crag Bank LA5
26th January, 2022 12:30 on Carnforth Freegle
Well used, but good for will still provide plenty of fun.
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Offer
Pogo Stick

Crag Bank LA5
26th January, 2022 12:30 on Carnforth Freegle
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Wanted
Electric lawnmower

Crag Bank LA5
26th January, 2022 10:01 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
We’re moving to a house which only has a small lawn and our petrol mower would be overkill. Does anyone have an electric mower that they no longer use please?
Wanted
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Offer
Furniture sofa and 2 chairs and small unit

Bolton le Sands LA5
26th January, 2022 08:20 on Carnforth Freegle
Sofa a rusty brown colour some small areas of wear and animal scratches. Small unit could be useful for upcycle project.
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Wanted
Large moving houseboxes

Bolton le Sands LA5
25th January, 2022 22:06 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
LargeBoxes for house move pls
Wanted
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Wanted
Garden hoe

Bolton le Sands
25th January, 2022 20:27 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
Has anyone a garden hoe they don’t need please?
Wanted
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Offer
Electric plugs with 13A fuse
35 left

Over Kellet LA6
25th January, 2022 15:13 on Carnforth Freegle
Offer
One or more as you like. I think they are all safe and working.
Offer
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Offer
Craft supplies

Gressingham LA2
24th January, 2022 23:00 on Carnforth Freegle
Offer
A lot number of craft kits good for Sunday school or brownies etc
Offer
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Offer
Plastic cutlery

Tewitfield LA6
24th January, 2022 21:01 on Carnforth Freegle
Offer
Quite a lot of plastic Knives, forks & spoons in white all new free to collector. When replying please let me know what you will use all these for
Offer
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Offer
Shelves. Fits in a corner. Heavy

Silverdale
24th January, 2022 20:43 on Carnforth Freegle
Light wood mdf veneer shelves with little brackets already on it. Heavy even when empty so not used it as walls here hollow. Really useful. Is in Burton in Kendal
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Offer
Sturdy Suitcase

Silverdale
24th January, 2022 19:24 on Carnforth Freegle
From my daughter. Not investigated taped corner but used on long train journey & seemed fine. 4 wheels.
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Wanted
Curtains

Bolton le Sands LA5
24th January, 2022 17:11 on Carnforth Freegle
Wanted
To fit window 6ft x4ft drop
Wanted
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Offer
Wood Pallet

Crag Bank LA5
24th January, 2022 14:45 on Carnforth Freegle
Standard pallet, used for a delivery, if anyone can make use of it
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Offer
Wrought iron garden table

Burton-in-Kendal LA6
24th January, 2022 13:58 on Carnforth Freegle
Needs a new top
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Offer
Scart Cable

Over Kellet LA6
24th January, 2022 01:01 on Carnforth Freegle
Offer
Belkin PureAV Silver Series Scart Video Cable - 2.4m (AV51500EA08) . Very good quality.
Offer
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