In June, a group of eight students from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service’s Prescot Prince’s Trust Team 15, took on a community painting project at the Bryer Road Community Venue in Liverpool. The team worked to revive some vandalised outdoor tables and benches at the venue into a colourful outdoor area, using leftover paint from Community RePaint Liverpool.
The team at Prince’s Trust visited Community RePaint Liverpool’s main site, located in Kirby, to purchase an array of different pastel-coloured outdoor gloss paints, at affordable prices, to repaint the two garden tables and surrounding benches at the community venue. The team worked to encourage pride of place in the area and to reduce the likelihood of further vandalism at this community hub.
Caroline Murphy, Programme Support Officer at the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service’s Prince’s Trust let us know:
“The team at Community RePaint Liverpool were very helpful in finding the right paint for our project. Without the paint and the price it was, we would have struggled with affording to paint both the tables and the benches.”
Community RePaint Liverpool is run by local organisation, Big Help Project, that works to collect and redistributes reusable, leftover paint from a variety of sources across Liverpool, including local and national retailers, trade decorators and contractors. They also stock the network’s ReColour remanufactured paint. The paint is sold through their retail spaces across Liverpool to local members of the community, from individuals and families to charities and community groups, at affordable prices. Find out more about Community RePaint Liverpool here.
Community RePaint has over 65 schemes across the country, providing paint starting from £2 a litre. If you need paint for your home, community project, or a mural like this one, find your nearest scheme here.