Duke of Gloucester visits award winning recycling centre Bicester Green

The Duke toured the centre and met volunteers who repair, upcycle and refurbish bikes, furniture and electrical items.

The royal visit comes just weeks after Bicester Green was awarded the prestigious ‘Charity of the Year’ and ‘Business of the Year’ awards at the Cherwell Business Awards.

Oxfordshire County Council supports this centre, which operates by intercepting items that are destined for the bin and sharing skills to repair a variety of items that can be re-used.

Centre Manager Emma Gordon said “We were thrilled to be able to show the Duke around the workshop and for him to be able to meet our volunteers. He was impressed by the things we are achieving in preventing items from becoming waste and providing practical skills to volunteers and the community.”

Bicester Green is open from 10am – 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays selling bikes, furniture and electrical items. They are always looking for donations of these items and volunteers to help repair them.  http://www.bicestergreen.org.uk/

Bicester Green is currently looking for premises as it has to move from its workshop at the McKay Trading Estate, Station Approach, in November. If you could help them find a new home please email info@bicestergreen.org.uk or call 01869 388564.