A new venture aiming to upcycle, recycle and repair items rather than sending them to landfill is opening in Malton this week.

Ryedale Remakes is a new project organised by Circular Malton & Norton CIC to create and sell transformed, upcycled items.

Support has been provided by local organisations and people, with the shop name suggested by local resident Racheal Watmore, and voted for at Malton’s Food Lovers Festival.

Andrew Riley, Project Lead for this venture said premises for the shop and workshop have been secured at 6-8 Railway Street, Malton, and the team would like to thank Fitzwilliam Estate for their support in helping them find and prepare such ideal premises.

"Also huge appreciation to Yorkshire Baker who sponsored Ryedale Remakes to showcase their plans at the recent Festivals, gaining valuable feedback from the public.

"Most of all thank you to the many people who have donated items or offered their time to repair, create, sew, fix, design or paint the wide variety of household items that people have said they want to buy.

Andrew added:“It has been so encouraging to hear the interest, the excitement, the offers of help and the different people wanting to become involved with such a place.

"There is clearly great talent in our towns and we are pleased we can provide this facility for people to get together and contribute in many different ways, as well as repurpose or sell items that would otherwise be discarded.

"We like the circular economy approach as together we can make not only a very positive impact on environmental issues but also bring economic and social benefits.”

As well as a Preview event for the volunteers, an Open Day will be held on Friday, January 20.

Initially Ryedale Remakes will be open Friday and Saturday 10 to 4pm but this is expected to grow as it becomes the Hub for all ideas that keeps products in circulation.

A programme of workshops is also being developed so everyone can learn new skills and transform something themselves.

Anyone who would like to get involved is very welcome as well as business offers of help with materials, trailer use, services. Contact Andrew or Sue at hello@ryedaleremakes.org or pop by the shop.

This Project has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players and the Together for our Planet Fund

Circular Malton & Norton, is a York and North Yorkshire LEP initiative aimed at developing local, collaborative circular economy approaches that will see the two towns become the first circular market towns in the region. 692485