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Kendal Freegle

Kendal Freegle - we won't make a mountain out of a mint cake.
Founded 24th June, 2005. 4,408 current freeglers.

Welcome to Kendal 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.



KENDAL 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 Kendal 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:

KendalFreegle-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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Wanted
Boys Clothes approx. 8 yrs

Ambleside LA22
22nd May, 2022 18:01 on Kendal Freegle
Wanted
Hi, we're looking for clothes for our fast-growing son who is only just turning 7 but tall for his age (nearly 128 cm so almost average for 8 yrs old). If anyone has clothes for around that age/size that have been grown out of and need a home, we'd love to give them one! Thank you! Dominic & Kersti
Wanted
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Wanted
Shed

Staveley LA8
22nd May, 2022 18:01 on Kendal Freegle
Wanted
wanted - a shed/potting shed. Not too big and in reasonable condition. Thank you.
Wanted
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Offer
Microwave plate

Summerlands LA8
22nd May, 2022 18:01 on Kendal Freegle
Offer
Plate 245mm for microwave.
Offer
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Offer
Wooden garden table

Kendal LA9
22nd May, 2022 17:48 on Kendal Freegle
Condition, at end of life, might last couple more summers, or longer if given bit of reinforcement. Round
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Offer
Roof tiles
25 left

Kendal LA9
22nd May, 2022 17:02 on Kendal Freegle
1960s roofing tiles and single ridge tile, approx 30. To go as one lot. This w/e or evenings next week pick up.
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Offer
Sofas
3 left

Ambleside LA22
22nd May, 2022 16:37 on Kendal Freegle
M&S Abbey Sofas. 1 x Large 3 Seater. 2 x Large 2 Seaters. Colour: Sandstone Brown. Slight fading on back of one of the Two seaters. All in good condition. Must be collected.
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Offer
Towel radiator

Netherfield, Kendal LA9
22nd May, 2022 14:07 on Kendal Freegle
White ladder towel radiator for central heating. 59x120 cms. Good condition.
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Offer
White ladder style towel radiator

Netherfield, Kendal LA9
22nd May, 2022 14:07 on Kendal Freegle
Towel radiator for hard wiring into electrics. 49x120 cms. In ‘as new’ condition.
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Wanted
Pallets or joinery off cuts

Haverthwaite LA12
22nd May, 2022 14:01 on Kendal Freegle
Wanted
Hi I'm looking for for any kind of off cut or pallet wood to full my wood burning stove thanks for reading
Wanted
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Offer
Small Chest of drawers

Burneside LA9
22nd May, 2022 13:08 on Kendal Freegle
Teak effect chest of 3 drawers H20ins quite heavy .
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Wanted
Hangaway airer

Kendal LA9
22nd May, 2022 13:01 on Kendal Freegle
My son has just acquired a foldaway indoor clothes hanger and airer. I think that if I was lucky enough to be offered one, it would make things easier for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Janet
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Offer
Selection of hair clips and lipstick cases

Burneside LA9
22nd May, 2022 12:02 on Kendal Freegle
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Offer
Ladies top chiffon with lining size 14

Burneside LA9
22nd May, 2022 12:02 on Kendal Freegle
Never worn.
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Offer
Ladies size 5 soled slippers/ casual shoes navy

Burneside LA9
22nd May, 2022 12:02 on Kendal Freegle
Never worn
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Wanted
Push-along lawn mower

Kendal LA9
21st May, 2022 21:01 on Kendal Freegle
Wanted
I have started to leave my lawn for the wild-flowers to provide food & shelter for insects etc. I am just mowing round the outside so I can get around it, This means I will not need my large electric mower - which I will freegle when I have a replacement push-along mower. Be great if you have one going spare. Thank you.
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Offer
Antique Breakfront / Bureau / cabinet

Old Hutton LA8
21st May, 2022 20:10 on Kendal Freegle
Beautiful piece but needs some love and attention to restore the drop-down desk to full glory and put shelves in the cabinet. The top comes off the bureau so easier to transport. We’ve had it for years but need this corner back and it doesn’t fit anywhere else :( H 210cm x W 105cm
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Offer
Large armchairs/easy chairs
2 left

Ambleside LA22
21st May, 2022 19:03 on Kendal Freegle
Two large super-cosy chairs free to a good home. Lower back cushion unzips for cleaning. Used condition and could use a clean but generally in good shape - a bit of wear on the piping on the detachable armrest covers. Very comfy! Dimensions roughly 80cm width, 80cm depth, 96cm height. Appears to have a fire label, although it has fallen off one of the two chairs. May be able to deliver within about 20 miles - but not yet clear, pickup strongly preferred.
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Offer
Vintage early 1990s/late 1980s sofa

Ambleside LA22
21st May, 2022 19:03 on Kendal Freegle
Offer
A two-seater sofa from roughly 1988 - and beautifully representative of its period - free to a good home. Offered as is - it is in need of some minor love and has a few small tears in the cushions, plus one large one under one of the bigger seat cushions, although little or nothing is visible when they are on the sofa. Pickup from Ambleside, Cumbria - some possibility I may be able to deliver within 30 miles, but unclear at the moment. Dimensions:175cm (width) x 90cm (depth) x 85cm (height) Contact me if you have questions or need more photos!
Offer
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Offer
all kinds of leads

Windermere LA23
21st May, 2022 16:03 on Kendal Freegle
If you need a lead for an electrical appliance, or something electronic other than a mobile phone, I probably have one! This is what happens when you keep things 'just in case' for thirty years...
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