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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.


Following the government’s guidance about coronavirus, we have closed the Scrapstore until further notice.

Our Cambridge Community Scrapstore sources interesting and unusual arts and crafts items that members can buy at a low cost.

Anyone can joinfill in a form when you visit the Scrapstore, and we’ll give you a membership card. It costs £5 per year for individual membership, or £10 per year for groups.

Members fill a basket with the materials of their choice. Each basket costs £1.50. Some materials cost extra – these are clearly marked.

Follow Scrapstore on Facebook for reminders about opening times and to see what new materials we have in stock. You can also follow Scrapstore on Instagram.

We encourage reuse and recycling – materials are often unwanted goods from local businesses and individuals. The scheme offers businesses a way to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill, and the associated costs. Find out more about how to donate materials further down the page.

Opening times and location

Following the government’s guidance about coronavirus, Scrapstore is closed until further notice.

During term time, our opening hours are:

  • Every Wednesday evening during the school term, from 4 to 7.30pm
  • On the second Saturday of every month during the school term

You can find Scrapstore at Unit 17, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive, Cambridge CB5 8UZ.

Material donations

Scrapstore relies on kind donations of unwanted materials from local businesses and the local community. Our donation guide gives an idea of the types of material we accept.

Donations can be offered by email, phone call or via our Facebook page. Contact us for a no obligation chat about what treasures you might be wasting and we might be wanting.

We are fully licensed with the Environment Agency, and collections that fit into our normal schedules are usually free.