Grab a bag of toys for £1

Posted on: Friday 25 November 2022

If you are concerned about finances this Christmas, head to The Steelhouse reuse shop to grab a bargain.

The Steelhouse, next to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in New Inn, will be offering visitors a bag of pre-loved toys for only £1 on Saturday 3 and 10 December. Children’s books and DVDs are also included in the offer.

Anyone with toys, books, games or DVDs to donate in the run-up to Christmas, can take them to the shop, which is open seven days a week between 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: “This is a fantastic offer for anyone who has or looks after children.

“We all know that children change their minds often about toys, so instead of paying a fortune for new ones why not buy some pre-loved ones. Not only will you be saving money but reducing waste and helping reduce climate change.”

Alun Harries, charity manager for the Wastesavers group who run The Steelhouse, said: “Our shops get inundated with toys after Christmas, so this year we want people to clear out early so those toys might find their way into a Christmas stocking.”

“Now is the time to make space for what Santa might bring.”

Wastesavers are asking people to bring their own “bag for life” size bags (no bin liners) and are urging traders and e-bayers to not take advantage of the sale as the aim is to bring a little Christmas cheer to local children who may miss out.

Find out more about The Steelhouse

Take a look at the Council’s Cost of Living webpages to find information on how to reduce household costs.

There's still time to donate new gifts or vouchers to Torfaen Council's Santa Appeal. To donate a present or a gift voucher, please call 01633 647539, Monday to Thursday, between 9.00am to 4.00pm. Learn more about the Torfaen Santa Appeal here.

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