On Monday 29th July the Greenbank Hub will be the home of a new Community RePaint outlet to open in Cheshire. The scheme will be run by furniture charity and social enterprise, Changing Lives in Cheshire (CLiC), in partnership with Weaver Vale Housing Trust (WVHT).

A special launch event will take place at the Greenbank Hub, in Greenbank Lane, on Monday 29th July – rather nicely tying in with the Community RePaint Network’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Everyone who visits the hub on the day of the launch will have the chance to enter a prize draw to have a room in their home decorated using paint donated locally.

Georgia Winstanley, community engagement officer for WVHT, said: “The launch of this new scheme is a great opportunity for people to purchase paint at a low cost, which can often be quite expensive to buy new, and is also a good way for people to recycle. Anyone can buy or donate paint but the aim is for the people of Greenbank to take on the scheme and turn it into their own social enterprise for the benefit of the whole community.”

Last year 336.5 million litres of paint were sold in the UK, with approximately 50 million litres unused, stored in homes and garages or just thrown away. Gary Cliffe, chief executive of Changing Lives in Cheshire, said: “It is very exciting to be able to launch a project like this in Greenbank but we need as many residents in the area as possible to get involved to help make it a long-term success.”

Community RePaint schemes accept all brands and most types of paint as long as the quality hasn’t been damaged.Paint with orange hazard symbols on the back can’t be accepted.

To find out more about the scheme visit the Greenbank Hub between 10am and 3pm on Monday July 29th 2013.

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