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Freegle and Essex Partnership

Sports equipment and toys

Monday 13 September 2021

The partnership between Freegle and Essex County Council (Love Essex) is a best practice example of how the public sector can support the not-for-profit sector, to achieve better outcomes for Essex residents.

Encouraging reuse has long been an important part of the Love Essex team aims. Reusing items keeps materials in circulation for longer, saves us all money and helps to protect the environment.

A number of community-led, local Freegle groups began to form in Essex after Freegle's launch in 2009. A mutually beneficial partnership was officially formed in 2016, and there are now 13 local Freegle groups across Essex with over 70,000 members.

You can read the full case study on the Freegle website.

Freegle groups in Essex

Basildon Freegle

Benfleet Freegle

Braintree Freegle

Brentwood Freegle

Chelmsford Freegle

Cheshunt and Waltham Cross Freegle

Colchester Freegle

Epping Forest Freegle

Harlow Freegle

Maldon Freegle 

Rochford and Rayleigh Freegle

Saffron Walden Freegle

Tendring Freegle