Beautifully crafted


Lucy and the Scrap Barn Team celebrate their first birthday last April. Image from their Facebook page.

I’m pleased to bring readers more great news from the Lichfield Scrap Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre. Friend of the blog, Marketing Assistant and top Phoenix Hospital Radio DJ Lucy Wood has dropped me a line to let me know what’s been happening up there recently. 

If you haven’t popped in yet, do check out their store at Chasewater; this brilliant project takes clean business waste – everything from wooden crates to fabric offcuts – and uses them to make great crafting materials for the general public to browse and buy.

It really is an Aladdin’s Cave.

This is a fine project backed by the remarkable and wonderful Saxon Hill School in Lichfield, and I’m proud to support it, too. In the seemingly harsh and uncaring world we currently inhabit, it’s nice to see that these excellent people still give a damn.



Local Business celebrates as two major highstreet names agree to a new deal with Lichfield Scrap Barn CIC, giving a crafty lease of life to their clean business waste, whist supporting employment Opportunities for Disabled People in the Community.

Two major High-street names are set to become new supporters of The Lichfield Scrap Barn CIC – Craft Resource and Recycling Centre giving a new lease of life to their clean business waste.

The small Scrapstore based at Chasewater in Staffordshire, and governed nationally by Reuseful UK has become haven for Crafters, Artist and Creative types.  and operate by sourcing surplus materials for recycling and craft production from the local community and businesses with regular donators helping to keep the shelves stocked full of useful, exciting scrap.


The Scrap Barn have great projects, like the build a rocket competitions. Image from their Facebook page.

The Scrap Barn Team is delighted to announce that Debenhams and WHSmiths are our newest supporters, agreeing to donate surplus stock and unwanted store visuals to add to our Aladdin’s Cave. This new stock will be used in Art and Design pieces for our customers as well as being used help secure ‘Scrap Swaps’ with other Scrapstores in the UK.

The Lichfield Scrap Barn is not only a low cost arts and craft provider, they also provide opportunities for young people with a disability to gain valuable work based experience, skills and training by being involved in a friendly working environment at the heart of the community. These skills developed whilst at Lichfield Scrap Barn can be utilized later in life when applying for full or part time employment in the wider community.

This valued donation from such well-known names will see The Lichfield Scrap Barn continue to go from strength to strength and we are very excited to have them on board

Lucy Wood, Marketing Assistant at Lichfield Scrap Barn said of the deal ‘To have such a well-respected business on our books is fantastic, we are over the moon to announce such a great partnership.  Debenhams and WHSmiths are not only supporting Disabled People in the Workplace, but are actively reducing their Carbon Foot print.  We are thrilled to be working with them on a long term basis’


One of the best things about The Scrap Barn is you never know what they’ll have in. These mannekins went quickly. Image from their Facebook page.

This announcement comes as The Lichfield Scrap Barn have implemented new and ways to pay for goods instore after becoming PayPal verified earlier this week. ‘It’s never been easier to buy things from the Lichfield Scrap Barn’ Lucy continues.  ‘It’s such an exciting time for us  and we love to see a spark of creativity being lit in our customers.’

If you would like to find more about the work of Lichfield Scrap Barn, how to support us, or view our range of Volunteer options  please visit, or call 01543 371 200. You can also find us on Facebook.

If you would like to find out how we can help you dispose of your clean business waste please contact and talk to us.

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2 Responses to Beautifully crafted

  1. Clive says:

    Good luck to you all, and best wishes in your adventure.

  2. Please be advised that there are Scrapstores all across the uk these can be accessed by going to our website or if stuck call us at head office ReusefulUk is our new name we’re available on 08449978000

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