Share Bristol has been heading south for a while….

Share Bristol Bedminster Library of Things

...but it looks like our Bedminster dreams are finally coming true

After a year in the planning, at the beginning of March we finally signed the lease for a unit in Bedminster, allowing us to finally bring the sharing experience to south Bristol. 

Probably the most common question we’ve been asked over the last few months is where the Bedminster Library of Things was going to be, but we weren’t allowed to say until everything was signed, sealed and delivered. Now we can finally reveal that the location will be 47 – 49 East St, Bedminster, BS3 4HB. To save you heading for a mapping app, this unit is more commonly known as Shoezone, at the entrance to St Catherine’s Place. 

We’re very grateful to Firmstone, the developers of the building, for granting us a lease of up to two years, the 63 people who donated to the Aviva Crowdfunder appeal last year, and Bristol City Council who have pledged a grant to help us get the unit back into a fit state. Plus all the people who have donated Things for us to lend out, and our BS3 volunteers who have been waiting patiently for this news. 

We still need more donations of Things to lend out, so please check out our wishlist, we need more volunteers to help us fix things and run lending sessions, and we need the wonderful BS3 community to support us by signing up for an annual membership, which will allow a full year of borrowing for free. 

With a fair wind behind us (by which we mean the dedication of our amazing volunteers), we plan to open Share Bristol Bedminster in April 2024, so watch this space and please help where you can! 

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