Born out of a passion for recycling and reusing and the love of finding a bargain, this simple idea is one of Transition Chichester’s big successes. No money changes hands. It is all about finding new homes for unwanted clutter and keeping stuff out of landfill. People bring whatever they want to bring to our events, held in various venues around the city, and take away as much as they like – all for free!
A Fairtrade cafe, with home-made cakes and bread, and soup from surplus veg, adds to the enjoyment.
Future Swap Shop dates
Swap Shop Rail
Our popular free exchange clothing rail is often out and about, for example at Tuppenny Barn.
- First Thursday of the month. 9am – 12pm. Tuppenny Barn, Main Rd, Southbourne, Emsworth PO10 8EZ
Please bring good quality items to swap. Three items per visit.
The Swap Shop Poem
Exciting morning in the hall
There’s something here for one and all
A lovely watch, a piece of string
At Swap Shop there is everything
Pots and pans, books and toys
Clothes for ladies, girls and boys
Furniture, curtains, electrical things
It’s amazing what a Swap Shop brings
Not for landfill. – Oh no no!
Useful things that should not go
Re-use and wear, make do and mend
At Swap Shop you’ll even find a friend
The hunt begins, we look around
Pick things up then put them down
Do we want this, shall I have that?
It’s in the bag… Full and fat
We can even buy a cup of tea
Or piece of cake for 50p
All this with the help of volunteers
So I think this Swap Shop needs