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What To Do with Old Scooters in Gateshead - Give Them a New Life at Green Heart!

What To Do with Old Scooters in Gateshead - Give Them a New Life at Green Heart!

We want your unloved, unused, broken or outgrown scooters!

Drop them off at our Gateshead store (231-233 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS) during normal opening hours and we will, in partnership with Sustrans and Gateshead Council, give them a new lease of life.

Give Your Old Scooter a New Life

Recycle your Old Scooter with our New Project

 

Lou Millington, Project Officer for Gateshead School Streets, will be based at our shop for 3-4 weeks this summer, repairing scooters ready for the start of September when schools return.

You will also be able to chat with her and learn about why getting kids active is so important.

Why Your Old Scooter Matters

Here at Green Heart Collective, we are passionate about making Gateshead a better place.

Our primary focus is keeping waste out of landfill/incineration and that is because we want this to be healthy, happy place to be.

As long time supporters of active travel through great organisations like Slow Ways and Sustrans, we are excited about our summer project to get kids more active in Gateshead, turning scooters destined for being scrapped into some little ones' pride and joy.

Even better, we are working in partnership with Micro Scooters - the UK's leading online scooter retailer.

They will be providing the project with some refurbished scooters and loads of parts for the scooters Lou is fixing.

This is a great example of a council (Gateshead), a charity (Sustrans), a social enterprise (Green Heart) and a B-Corp/company all coming together to make a real impact (Micro Scooters UK).

If you want to dig deeper, the situation for active travel in the UK is pretty sad. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) recently concluded that underfunding of active travel across England has left many people reluctant to walk or cycle (or use a scooter!).

The study found that just 2% of the Government’s transport budget is spent on active travel infrastructure.

Maya Singer Hobbs, the lead author of the IPPR report said "UK Government policy has locked in car dependency".

Ready to Donate your Scooter?

Please drop off your unloved scooter to our GREEN HEART shop on Gateshead High Street during opening hours.

The address is GREEN HEART, 231-233 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS. We are next to Nobles Amusements, and we're just across the street from Trinity Square.

Our opening hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.

If these times do not work for you, please get in touch with us via email info@greenheartcollective.uk and we will see what we can do.

No e-scooters, thank you! 

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  • Can I get involved in anyway iam a friend of Susan Hinton I like to work with my hands and help charities

    Gavin Weatherspoon

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