Over the past 6 months or so, Community RePaint Derby has been undertaking a large renovation project.

The long-awaited renovation project at Community RePaint Derby is now finally complete, with a new fresh, and welcoming look. The renovations delayed the scheme reopening from the third lockdown on 12 April, but reopened on 13 May 2021 with restricted hours and appointment only.

From replacing the old windows to painting the centre front, the site has gone through a whole set of works to brighten up the scheme. The centre includes a scrapstore, a craft shop, event space, games hire, and of course, it hosts the Community RePaint scheme in the area.

BeforeExterior of Community RePaint Derby

AfterExterior of Community RePaint Derby

Managed by The Derby Play and Recycling Centre, our scheme in Derby has been part of the network since 2000, making it one of our oldest schemes, and who will be celebrating their 21st birthday in October. The majority of their paint comes from a local recycling centre where they collect paint that has been dropped off by local residents.

They have a range of colours and types of paint available. The best days to visit are on a Tuesday and Wednesday when their whole range is available and someone will be there to assist you. The scheme was created to help community groups and people who are on low incomes, or who are in receipt of benefits.

BeforeVolunteer space at Community RePaint Derby

AfterVolunteer space at Community RePaint Derby

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