by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 28 September, 2016
Jumble Trail is coming to Sutton North for the first time on Saturday 1 October. Residents are encouraged to clear out their cupboards and set up stall in their front gardens. As the saying goes, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure’.
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, cakes or whatever. The aim is to encourage reuse and recycling at a grassroots level and to enhance community spirit. The Sutton Jumble Trail will take place on Saturday 1 October between 10am – 4pm in residential roads in the Sutton North area.
Cllr Marlene Heron, Chair of the Sutton Local Committee at Sutton Council, said:
“I’m really pleased that Sutton is holding a Jumble Trail event – many thanks to the organisers for their hard work. Reusing or recycling our unwanted belongings rather than simply throwing them out makes a big difference to our environment.
“The Jumble Trail in Benhilton is a great opportunity for residents to make new friends in their neighbourhoods as they clear out some of their old items – and who knows, maybe even pick up a bargain or two in the process.”
The event wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for local Jumble Trail Champion Jacky Barker. As a Jumble Trail Champion Jacky’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 part of their ‘Repair and Reuse’ programme 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 visit the Benhilton Jumble Trail event page here.