Uniform Swap Shop Launched by Borough Council 

Uniform Swap Shop Launched by Borough Council 


School uniform swap shops are set to open in local co-ops and community venues across Hinckley and Bosworth this summer to help families prepare for the new school term. 


Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is encouraging families to donate good quality school uniforms no longer required, as part of a new summer scheme to support residents in saving money on school uniform costs as well as cutting down on clothes being sent to landfill. 


The Uniform Swap Shop will run within local Co-ops and community venues across the borough from Tuesday 9 July to Tuesday 27 August. 


Families who have good condition, clean, useable plain coloured clothing or have a school uniform with a logo that they no longer need can drop them into their nearest School Uniform Swap Shop venue.  


This includes school coats, jumpers / blazers, trousers, polo shirts / shirts, dresses, Skirts, P.E kits (not personalised) including bags and shoes, school shoes and book bags. 


Clothing will be displayed in the local venues and there will be collection boxes for items donated. 


Families can then access free-of-charge school uniform for their children from their local venue.    


Helen Tong, Welfare Support Officer at the Borough Councl said: “We all know how quickly children grow and how many local schools insist on the pupils wearing logoed clothing, further adding to the increasing cost for our households so we hope this scheme will help local families.


“By swapping uniforms, we are also supporting the environment, cutting down on clothes going to landfill.” 


“We are grateful to the Coop, Ratby Library, the George Ward Centre and the many other locations who are helping us with the ‘Shop’.” 


School uniform swap shops will be opening in Bagworth, Desford, Markfield, Hinckley, Market Bosworth, Earl Shilton and Barwell to name a few locations. For an up-to-date list of locations, go to: www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/uniformswap