Jumble Trail is coming to Kingston for the first time on Sunday 2 October (11am to 4pm), with the support of Recycle for London, the South London Waste Partnership and Kingston Council.
Residents who live in the Berrylands area of Surbiton are encouraged to clear out their cupboards and set up a stall in their front gardens.
A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street. Communities coordinate via www.jumbletrail.com to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes or even sweet treats. The aim is to encourage reuse and recycling at a grassroots level and to enhance community spirit.
Councillor Phil Doyle, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Environment at Kingston Council, said:
“This is a fantastic event with a really good message – we could all recycle or reuse a little more. As the saying goes, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure’.
“I hope as many people as possible visit the streets of Berrylands on Sunday and support our worthwhile cause.”
The event wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for local Jumble Trail Champion, Geordie Gronn. A Berrylands resident, Geordi is a mum and a personal stylist. She used to have a second hand and vintage market stall and loves the Jumble Trail concept. As a Jumble Trail Champion Geordi’s role is to encourage households in her local community to register their involvement in the event and set up a stall for the day.
Taking part in the event won’t cost you a penny as the usual stall fee is being covered by funding from Recycle for London. The Jumble Trail is forming part of their ‘Repair and Reuse’ program of events taking place across London this autumn.
Even if you live outside the catchment area for this particular Jumble Trail, you can still get involved and support the event by popping along on the day and seeking out a bargain or two.
To check whether your address is inside the event radius and for further information go to www.jumbletrail.com/event/KT5