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jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 26629
Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 2:50 pm    Post subject: Freecycle  Reply with quote    

Have just set up a Swindon group.

I think it is worth others giving this a go.

http://freecycle.org/

moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 942
Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just joined our local one, I didn't even know this existed until today

moogie



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 525
Location: Near Bridgend
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There isn't one near me but I keep trying to join the Bristol one where my parents live as I am often there and I can't see one working up a valley in wales. Everyone is my valley is trying to out do each other on sellng unwanted stuff for ridiculously inflated prices. Anyway, to cut a long story short - have tried three times emailing the Bristol one to join and get no response. Any one from Bristol out there and a member?

treehuggermum



Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Posts: 43
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm a member of the thriving Guildford group. It's fantastic, I got a free push-lawnmower yesterday. My allotment paths aren't going to know what hit them!!!

twoscoops



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1924
Location: Warwickshire
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Isn't it nice to see these things working on a global scale...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4336559.stm

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twoscoops wrote:
Isn't it nice to see these things working on a global scale...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4336559.stm


So young, and so cynical......

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


tinyclanger



Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 190
Location: in the kitchen, baking
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the link Jema, I've joined the Bath group. What a great Idea.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24569
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone want to join in starting one near here (Shropshire, mid-Wales)? Lloyd? Judith?

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Anyone want to join in starting one near here (Shropshire, mid-Wales)? Lloyd? Judith?


A couple have joined the Swindon one. I think it is worth doing alone, as people will join via their main web site.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24569
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm sure you're right, Jema, but how about a total techno-phobe like me doing it? I suspect that, even at a distance, I could cause the whole set up to collapse!

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
I'm sure you're right, Jema, but how about a total techno-phobe like me doing it? I suspect that, even at a distance, I could cause the whole set up to collapse!


You might struggle Setting up a Yahoo group is a pain as the interface is totally cockeyed. You also have to answer 20 buerocratic questions from the organisers, which I must say really pissed me off

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24569
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think I'll wait for someone else to do the donkey-work

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7094
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just started one for the Morecambe Area - great idea Jema

Joanne

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 05 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just had a look and found one in the Cynon Valley! I'm moderately amazed really given this bit of Wales, but it has 27 members. Looks like its only been there a month or two so not much happening, but I will try to find something to give away and to introduce myself.

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