The Arches Community Shop
The Community Shop was opened by Kirsty Williams AM in June 2014, following a need to provide sustainable income to enable The Arches services to continue.
It sells a selection of good quality vintage and second hand clothes, household and other items and seasonal products (Halloween, Christmas etc.)
The Kids Korner has an extensive stock of nearly new children’s and babies clothes from newborn to age 14. It includes labels such as Laura Ashley, Monsoon and Next.
There is also a large selection of books, DVDs and videos, games, nursery equipment, toys and learning materials.
The Community Shop is run by volunteers with support from Arches staff. We are always on the look-out for more volunteers – both in the shop and sorting out donated goods including washing and ironing.
Opening hours are 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am- 3pm on Saturdays
Donations are always welcome – we will take just about anything as long as it is in reasonable condition. This includes electrical items and furniture for which we can arrange collection if required.
The Arches Furniture Unit
Affordable Furniture, Electrical and Household goods
Helping the environment and supporting your local charity
Situated at Unit 3, East Street Trading estate (next to museum)
We restore and sell second hand furniture at affordable prices, as well as larger household items
There is a wide range of electrical items from televisions to hair curlers. All have been tested by a certified PAT tester.
Please give us a ring on 810921 if you have anything to offer and we will arrange collection or delivery when volunteers are feee.
Current opening hours are Tueday and Thursday 10 - 4 and Fridays 1 - 4
Volunteers Needed for Furniture Unit
Calling all volunteer woodworkers, DIYers, upholsterers…..come and get involved in restoring second hand furniture for the community.
We also need people to serve customers and process the goods in and out, so if you have a few hours to spare, get involved with this exciting new project.
We particualry need drivers with vans or trailers to help with our collections and deliveries - fuel costs will be reimbursed.
Workshops at Unit 3
We run occasional workshops at Unit 3 in upcycling in renovating furniture, painting in a vintage style, textile upcycling, woodturning, repair cafes, making items from recycled timber and whatever is wanted.
If you are interested in running or attending workshops, get in touch with Pippa at the Arches.