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Second hand furniture sale

Bath & North East Somerset Council is once again offering residents the opportunity to buy second hand furniture at bargain prices.

The unwanted furniture has been brought to the Council’s Recycling Centres, but is still in a good enough condition to be re-used.

Items will go on sale on Saturday September 26, from 10am to 12 noon at the old MOD building (next to the Recycling Centre) at Pixash Lane, Keynsham BS31 ITP.

The furniture available includes: a cast iron double bed, corner sofas, three-piece suites, bedside tables, retro sideboards and coffee tables, plus much, much more.

For the first time the Council’s Waste Campaign’s team are offering some of these items for free.

So whether you’re looking to furnish your home or want a piece of furniture to upcycle, come along and grab a bargain.

All furniture bought at the sale must be paid for in cash and taken away on the day.

There will also be an opportunity to visit our recycling roadshow at the sale and find out more about our Feed Me and Win campaign, where you could be rewarded with a £50 voucher for recycling your wasted food.

We can give you advice on how you can waste less and save money, answer your recycling queries and you can pick up free recycling containers if you need them.

For more information please visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/furnituresaleor contact Council Connect 01225 30 40 41 or email: councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk

Free electric blanket testing 2015

Residents across Bath & North East Somerset are being urged to book now for free electric blanket safety tests.

Bath & North East Somerset Council offers the service annually to help people protect themselves against an injury or fire in the home.

Electric blankets over three years old should be tested every year. All blankets should be tested if the wiring within them has moved or if the electrical connections look worn or damaged.

Last year, Bath & North East Somerset Council tested 177 electric blankets, of these 34 failed the test. Electric blankets may often look safe but in fact pose a serious risk. We want people to be safe in their homes and I urge anyone who uses an electric blanket to get it tested using our free service.

This year’s testing sessions will take place in Keynsham, Midsomer Norton & Larkhall. Booking an appointment is essential. In addition to the electric blanket testing there will be information stalls from a range of organisations to help residents keep safe, healthy and active.

Dates and times for 2015

Friday October 9 – 10.30am – 4pm at the Council Chamber, High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DP

Tuesday October 13 – 10.30am – 4pm, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, BA1 6RA

Tuesday October 27 – 11am – 4.30pm, St John’s Church Hall, Keynsham High Street, BS31 2BL

To book an appointment, call Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Public Protection & Health Improvement team on 01225 396759