How do our consumables work?
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Have you looked through our inventory and wondered what our Consumables are? When borrowing certain items like our carpet cleaners and sanders, you may need to buy the carpet cleaner fluid and sandpaper to go with them.

We offer a range of consumables for relevant items and these will be mentioned in the item description. (See our carpet cleaner below as an example)

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The prices displayed for consumables are a one-off fixed price, not a per-day price. 
  • The amount that we provide is a rough estimate based on how much the average use consumes. This will vary depending on the item and your needs – please ask staff if you have any questions when borrowing your item.
    Please note: if you need a larger amount of consumables you may find it easier to purchase these separately as we only carry small quantities.
  • With consumables such as blades, we always appreciate it if you can return them to us (especially if they still have lots of life left) but this isn’t required as you have purchased them for a one off cost.

Consumables we offer:


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Film/Photo Scanner Tutorial
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Need to scan some old photos? Into film photography and want to save money by printing them yourself? Perhaps you have some old analogue prints from when no-one had a digital camera! I had fun playing with the Film Scanner with my developed negatives and also an old printed photo. Learn how to scan your negatives and photos by following this tutorial!

Start by seeing which frame you would like to use for your film or photos. There are 2 different film frames, one for standard film negatives and one for slides. And there are 3 photo frames in sizes 3.5″ x 5″, 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″.

Scanning Negatives

I will start with my colour film negatives. Open the film frame by pulling where it says ‘OPEN‘ from the back of the frame. It should make a click when opening and closing. Next, slot the first hole on the negative onto the first small rectangular ‘hook’. Once you have hooked the first, the others should fit along the frame. You will be able to see if the images are lined up correctly, as the borders will line up with the black frames. If they are not, simply move the ‘hook’ onto the next hole.

Then, on the scanner, make sure to move both the top switch and lower switch onto ‘FILM SCANNER‘. Press the on button to the left of the screen and you will be brought to the main menu, where is says ‘Capture’.

To move through the menu, simply press the left and right arrows. To move back to the menu, press ‘MODE‘. To select a mode, press ‘ENTER‘. To scan a film negative, press the right arrow until you reach ‘Film‘. Press enter and then select ‘Negatives Film‘.

Then, take your negative in the frame and insert it into the gap on the right hand side of the scanner. Make sure the side with the white arrow is facing towards you as you insert it. And you should see your images! They will be reversed so you can see what they will look like once saved. You can move the frames left and right to see the row of images. But, if you need to take the frame out, make sure you pull it out from the LEFT hand side!

To start saving your images, press the big ‘SCAN‘ button, and a few settings will appear. To scan, press ‘ENTER‘ to confirm, or use the arrows to cancel or go back to the menu.

Accessing your Scans via USB

Once scanned, the images will only be saved onto the scanner. To access the them, use the USB cable provided to connect the scanner to a laptop or computer. This connection is in the front of the scanner, to the left. You can also put an SD card into the scanner, to the right of the USB port.

Then go to the menu by pressing ‘MODE’ and go to the ‘USB MSDC‘ setting and press ‘ENTER’. This will then connect your your laptop/computer and you will be able to access the images. You will need to stay on this setting in order to keep access via USB. As soon as you leave this setting, the USB will be disconnected. Don’t worry though, you’re images will be safe still on the scanner, so simply go back to the USB setting when you are finished scanning. Once connected, open the folder ‘ION (D:)‘ (this may apear differently on your computer) and inside you will find a folder called ‘DCIM‘ and inside that, a folder called ‘100COACH‘. This is where you’re images will be saved and you can simpy copy and paste the images into a seperate folder on your computer.

Scanning Photos

Here’s how you can save those memories as digitial copies! Like before, you will need to make sure both the top switch and lower switch are set to ‘PHOTO SCANNER‘. Decide which print you would like to scan and see which frame it will fit. My photo fit into the 4 x 6 inch frame. It insert it, lift the ‘lip’ that has a smiley face on it. The print can be slipped into this gap and you can feed it into the frame. Then insert the frame with the image facing you, into the slot at the top of the scanner. Make sure the smiley face is pointing upwards.

Make sure you are on the main menu by pressing ‘MODE‘. Here you can either go straight to the ‘Capture‘ setting, which will allow you to scan without changing any settings. However, I found that this image was scanned as a 5 x 7 inch image, so some settings need to be changed. From the menu, go to ‘Crop‘. Press ‘ENTER’ and select the correct image size. I selected ‘4 X 6‘. You can then scan from here by pressing ‘SCAN’, or scanning from ‘Capture’ while the settings are saved in this size.

Unknown to me, the image suddenly mirrored itself horizontally! I was not worried too much becuase this can easily be edited once the image is saved to your computer. If this happens to you, simply use a mirroring tool when editing your images on your computer.

Scanning in Black and White or Colour

I also discovered that you can add effects to your scans. This is also good if you are scanning black and white images or negatives. From the menu, select ‘Effects‘ and then either select ‘Multi-colour‘ or ‘Black and White‘. If you start to use the scanner and find that everything is in black and white and you want to scan incolour, you probably need to change this.

And there you have it! When in doubt, refer to the manual that is provided with the scanner. This has more info on scanning slides, as well as rotating (unfortunately not mirroring!) and deleting images in ‘Playback’ and adjusting the resolution of scans in ‘Resolution’.

Here are my final images that I produced using our wonderful film scanner!

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What items do we offer?
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You may be new to SHARE and wondering what sort of items you can borrow, or how we categorise our range of almost 1000 items. Here is a breakdown of our 10 categories:

1. Arts and Crafts

From sewing machines to glue guns, we have a variety of creative equipment to support artists, students and home crafters. Need an artists easel? We have one! Making your own clothing? We have dress dummies! Creating cake designs? We have a cake projector! This category is also great for kids, such as our badge maker and ink stamps. Explore more by selecting ‘Arts and Crafts’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

2. Baby and Children

From pushchairs to baby bouncers, we have a large range of toys and useful items for mothers with babies. Need reusable nappies? We offer starter kits! Going for a bike ride with a little one? We have a child’s bike seat! Is a grandchild visiting for the weekend? We have high chairs and bed guards for temporary childcare. And our toys suit a range of ages, from newborns to 12 year olds. Explore more by selecting ‘Baby and Children’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

3. Events

From projector screens to bunting, SHARE:Frome is your go-to for parties and large events. Don’t have enough cutlery, glasses and plates for your events? We have a large range! Holding an outdoor event? We have gazebos! Hosting a kids party? We have bubble machines, smoke machines and a large variety of disco lights! Getting married? We even have wedding decor, perfect for receptions and wedding photos. This category is also great for music events, as we provide PA systems, both portable and heavy duty. Explore more by selecting ‘Events’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

4. DIY

From drills to saws, our DIY section is great for the home improver and occasional DIYer. Need an obscure drill bit? We have several kits to choose from. Need to cut through metal? We have angle grinders! Need to clean your gutters? We have several long ladders! Need to cut tiles? We have both manual and electric tile cutters! Need to move heavy objects? We have several sack truck/trolleys! Explore more by selecting ‘DIY’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

5. Gardening tools

From from lawnmowers to hedge trimmers, we have everything you need to keep your garden well maintained! Need to plant your bulbs? We have a bulb planter! Need to shred your garden waste? We have garden shredders! We also have several ear defenders while you strim, trim and mow! Need to protect your knees while you garden? We have a handy garden kneeler! And don’t forget our range of rakes, shovels, trowels and shears! Explore more by selecting ‘Gardening Tools’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

6. Household and Garden

From from vacuum cleaners to carpet cleaners, we have a variety of cleaning equipment and items to get you through the all seasons. Want to decorate your home over Christmas? We have a variety of decorations and Christmas trees! Is your house feeling a bit damp? We have dehumidifiers of various sizes! Need to keep extra warm during the winter? We have several radiators! And on the other end, we have a fan to keep you cool in summer! Wondering why ‘Garden’ is included in this category? This section has several items that can also be used outside, such as fairy lights and hammocks! Explore more by selecting ‘Household and Garden’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

7. Kitchen Equipment

From blenders to dehydrators, we have a range of appliances and tools for getting experimental in the kitchen! Getting healthy? We have juicers! Making dips, smoothies and sauces? We have a food processor! Want to make your own fresh pasta? We have a pasta machine! Homemade ice cream? We have ice cream makers! Need a temporary stove or oven while your kitchen is being redone? We have an induction stove and electric oven! We also have a range of cake making equipment like tins, decorations, cookie cutters and a cake pop maker! Explore more by selecting ‘Kitchen Equipment’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

8. Leisure and Camping

From from camping gear to a metal detector, this category is great for the adventurers and seasonal campers! We stock a wide range of tents of various sizes, mattresses, mats, camping chairs, mallets, air pumps and much more. Need some extra light while camping? We have solar powered lamps! Need some extra shade in the summer? We have a shade sail and beach shelter. Going on a cycling holiday? We have bike pumps and a car bike rack! Want to try out bird watching? We have binoculars! We also have inflatable kayaks, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, flippers and paddle boards for those water lovers! Explore more by selecting ‘Leisure and Camping’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

9. Music, Media and Audio/Visual

From bongo drums to speakers, we have a range of instruments, sound equipment and lighting. Got an old collection of vinyls, but no player? We have a turntable! Learning a new instrument? We have guitars, keyboards, a ukulele, a violin and range of unique percussion! Trying out busking? We have amps, microphones and stands! Want to show off your singing? We have a karaoke machine! We also have several projectors and screens, perfect for outdoor movie nights in the summer, as well as events and presentations. Explore more by selecting ‘Music/Media/Audio-Visual’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

10. Sports and Games

From tennis rackets to roller blades, we have a great range of items for all seasons and ages. We have cricket sets, badminton net and rackets, a baseball bat and football. We have a lot of games suitable for kids, like Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Boules and Croquet. What about indoor games? We have a Wii and games, mini table tennis, table football, board games and a Poker set. Want to exercise indoors? We have bike stands! We even have several sledges, ready for when the snow falls! Explore more by selecting ‘Sports and Games’ to the left hand side of our inventory.

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How do you make a reservation?
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Reserving items can make borrowing much easier, as it ensures the item you want is available for you when you are ready to collect. Great for planning a holiday in advance or booking a carpet cleaner that’s in high demand! Here’s a guide to reserving on our website:

You can make a reservation online by signing in, (sign up here if you haven’t already) browsing the catalogue, and clicking ‘Reserve’ on the item that you want. You will then be prompted to select a date on a calendar. If you want to add more items to this reservation, simply keep pressing ‘Reserve’ on the items you want and they will be put in your Reservation Cart, a little image of a cart in the top right corder. To complete the process click ‘Complete Reservation’. 

You will need to reserve any consumables as extra along with your item. See the item descriptions to see what is required. For example, the bubble machine requires bubble fluid. Simply add this to your reservation and we will have it ready for you. We will only charge you once for the consumables, not as a per-day price.

There is no maximum borrowing/reserving time. The likely loan length is factored in to the per-day price. Items such as reusable nappies, for example, are more likely to be borrowed for longer periods of time and so their per-day price is lower to account for that.

There is no limit to the number of items you wish to borrow! However, if you do not turn up to collect your reservation, you will still be charged a non-collection fee, the price for the loan. This is because by reserving the item you will have made it unavailable for any other member to reserve during that time. If for any reason you envisage that you will not be able to make your collection slot please let us know in good time in order that we can rearrange or release the item back to the catalogue for others. You can either call us during open hours on 07983639611 or email us outside of open hours on [email protected]

To cancel your reservation, log in to your account online, and click on your username in the top right corner. Click on ‘Reservations’. You can then find the reservation and click ‘Cancel’. If you are unsure, drop us an email or give us a call during our opening hours.

We have also put together a guide to reserving on your mobile phone here.

Sign up and start reserving now!

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How Do Our Late Fees Work?
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In order to sign up and start borrowing, you will need to save a debit or credit card on file, whether you do that yourself when you sign up online or you pop into the the shop to sign up. These card details are kept highly secure on our Stripe system, a PCI Service Provider Level 1, which is the highest grade of payment processing security. Here is a breakdown of how our late fees, non-collection fees, cleaning fees and loss/damage fees work:

Late fees

In order to make the service run as smoothly as possible for all members, any item(s) not returned on time will accrue late fees at double the loan fee for each day that the item(s) are not returned. These fees will be taken either when the item is returned or once the late fees total 120% of the purchase cost. It is therefore very important that you contact us if you feel you won’t be able to get your item(s) back on time. You can either call us during open hours on 07983639611 or email us outside of open hours on [email protected]. This also ensures that we can let whoever may have reserved it know that it is now unavailable.

Need to extend your loan?

First, check nobody else has reserved it after you. Simply find your item in the catalogue and scroll to the calander. If your item is available, you will need to get in contact with us to renew your item/s, by phoning us when we are open, or emailing when we are closed. If your item is booked, you’ll have to return it at the time you planned. If not, we will charge a daily late fee. We do this to encourage the items to be ready for other borrowers, who can see via the inventory when an item is due in.

Non-Collection Fees

If for any reason you do not come and collect your item at your arranged time you will still be charged for the loan. This is because by reserving the item you will have made it unavailable for any other member to reserve during that time. If for any reason you envisage that you will not be able to make your collection slot please let us know in good time in order that we can rearrange or release the item back to the catalogue for others. You can either call us during open hours on 07983639611 or email us outside of open hours on [email protected]

Cleaning fees

Rest assured, it’s extremely rare that items come back not cleaned or damaged/lost. Whenever it does happen we aim to resolve the matter in the best interest of all involved. Our policies are in place to ensure a smooth and well-oiled system is maintained for the benefit of all users.

We are unable to provide a cleaning service due to lack of facilities so we are relying on each borrower bringing the item back as clean as possible. If an item is deemed to have been returned in an unsatisfactory state you will either be asked to take it back home and clean it before returning it later the same day or be issued a cleaning fee of minimum £5.

Loss & Damage Fees

We ask borrowers to flag any damage they notice as soon as possible. This kicks off the repair process and also ensures the next borrower is not let down. To do small repairs like unblocking the pressure washer or replacing the jig saw blades, our small team of local volunteer fixers will try to do simple fixes. When an item is beyond a quick fix, we decide whether it is more efficient to have it professionally mended or simply to donate/sell or recycle it. We understand that items will break eventually and we don’t charge members for these types of breakages. However, we do reserve the right to charge for items that are deemed to have been broken by serious misuse or neglect. If this is the case and the item is beyond repair the member will be asked to either buy a replacement or pay the replacement cost.

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How Does Our Pricing Work?
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You may be wondering, how do our borrow fees work? And how do we decide the price of each item? Here’s a brief guide to our pricing system!

Price per Day

If you look below each of our items in our inventory, you well see a displayed price. This loan is for a period of 1 to 2 days, whether we are open or not. So if you wanted it from Friday to Saturday, or Tuesday to Thursday, it would cost this price for Standard members.

For 3-7 days, such as Wednesday to Saturday, or a full week, it would cost you 200% or double the displayed price, for example, a £1 priced item would cost you £2.

For anything borrowed for longer than a week, the price will be worked out at the cheapest combination. For example, an item priced at £1, when borrowed for 9 days would cost £3 (£2 for the initial week plus £1 for another 2 days).

The above prices are for Standard members. The discount for our other 3 memberships (Subscribers 25%, Low Income 75%, Students 10%) will then be taken off this price.

Example of an item with a display price of £10:Standard
Low Income Price (75%)Subscriber Price (25%)Student Price (10%)
Borrowed for 1 or 2 days£10£2.50£7.50£9
Borrowed for 3-7 days £20£5£15£18

Items such as reusable nappies are more likely to be borrowed for longer periods of time and so their displayed price is lower, to account for that.

Please note the base transaction fee is 50p. This means that although a £1 item reduced by 75% for a Low Income member would equal 25p, if borrowed alone for one day the price would be brought up to the base level of 50p.

Pricing Formula

We have built a sophisticated pricing formula which considers various factors to output fair prices which are within market value for Standard members (and then cheaper still for the other membership types). Every single item has been run through our pricing formula. One of the many factors included is the condition of the item. Every time an item is checked back in its condition is checked and price updated accordingly. For example, an item used 10 times may have decreased in condition, therefore the price will change to reflect this.

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What Memberships Do We Offer?
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Whether you are new to SHARE or are a long time supporter, we want to tell you all about our different membership types! As you may have noticed, we have made a few changes to our previous Low Income, Student, Standard and Subscriber memberships. Maybe there is a membership that is better fit for you?

When you sign up as a member you will need to show ID when you first come into the shop. This can be a drivers license or passport with an up to date address, and you will need to be over 18. You will also need to save a payment card in order to pay for your membership and borrowing, to act as a security deposit and to process late fees. We use Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1, which is the highest grade of payment processing security.

So without furthur ado, here is a guide to our 4 membership types!

One Time Borrower Membership

This is a new membership we have just introduced, to allow new members to try out our service. It’s also great for people visiting Frome, who do not want to pay for a whole year. This membership is free and allows you to borrow once (as many items as you’d like in one transaction!) at the standard loan cost. This membership lasts 1 week, or however long your one time loan period is. Once it has expired, you can then see whch of our 3 membership will suit you best!

Individual Membership

This membership replaces our old Standard membership and is a great, affordable option for most people. Only £1 for the year, this membership allows you to borrow at the standard rate (the price displayed under each item). It’s also a great trial membership, to see how often you borrow before moving to our Supporter membership.

Supporter Membership

This membership is the best option for most borrowers and is perfect if you borrow items frequently. Or you simply want to support our cause! Previously known as the Subscriber membership, when you sign up as a Supporter, we set up a recurring online payment of £10 every 3 months. This works out at £3.33 per month. You then have 25% off all borrow fees, as well as access to seasonal promotions, such as free borrows on Christmas items in December! We are also now offering access to information about the positive impact of your borrowing! If you are currently a Supporter and would like to know more, please drop us an email at [email protected].

Concession Membership

This membership is a great option for Low Income and Student borrowers. It only costs £1 for a year you will recieve 75% off all borrow fees! A great way to save when money is tight! If you are currently on Universal Credit or Pension Credit, you are elligable to sign up for this membership. We require proof of this financial benefit from the last 3 months. This could be an email or bank statement, and will need to be checked again every 3 months. If you are a student, we will need to see an active Student card or NUS card to prove that you are in full time education. Great for some camping gear, ready for Glastonbury, or to borrow a sewing machine for your Textiles project!

Join us now!

Sign up online now and start reserving, or visit us to sign up in store! Make sure to bring your ID (drivers license or passport) when you visit! We are open 10:30am – 2pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

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SHARE Christmas Closures
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As we move closer to the end of year, SHARE would like to thank each and everyone for supporting us! This year was a difficult one for everyone, but with the support of our wonderful members, we were able to re-open in July and keep going throughout the second lockdown. We hope that we have helped make this year a little easier (and affordable) for carrying out DIY projects, upkeeping your gardens, making yummy food and keeping you entertained!

We will be taking a 2 week break this Christmas, with our last open day on Monday, 21st December, 10:30am – 4pm. We will then be closed over Christmas and New Year, and our first day back will be Monday January 4th, 10:30am – 4pm.

Remember, if you want to borrow between these 2 weeks, you will only need to pay for one loan! That’s 3 loans for free!

If you want to add some last minute cheer to your home, we’ve still got some decorations, crafts, trees, and tree holders in stock, so check out our Christmas section. And don’t forget that we are offering all of these Christmas items FREE for Subscriber members! Simply search ‘xmas‘ in our catalogue to see what is available on this promotion. This offer will end on the 4th January, so reserve by the 21st of December!

Want to upgrade from Standard to Subscriber? Give us a call on Mondays or Fridays between 10.30am and 4pm to upgrade!

Want to reserve items? See our tutorial here!

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Give the Gift of Borrowing!
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We are excited to announce that we will be offering the option to send gift certificates to friends and family! A great zero-waste and eco-friendly way to tell them you love them this Christmas and all year round! We are offering amounts from £5 to £50. Your loved one can use this, not only on borrowing items, but also for renewing their SHARE:Frome membership!

To Send a Gift Certificate

Simply login to sharefrome.org, or if you are not a member, go to https://share.myturn.com. You do not need to be a SHARE member to send a gift certificate, but if you are a paying member, it will make it easier to make the payment, as your card should already be saved. To start, click on the small gift icon in the top right corner of the page.

This will bring you to the Gift Certificates page. Here you will be able to fill out the form, selecting how much you would like to gift, and to whom. You will only need to provide the name, email and message. The recipient does not need to be a SHARE member for you to send it, but they will need to be a member in order to use the gift certificate.

To make the payment, you can use the card that is already saved on your account if you are a member. If you are not a member or do not have a card saved, once you have filled in this form, you will be brought to a form to enter your card details.

To Redeem your Gift Certificate

Once the gift certificate is sent, your recipient will have an email with a long digit code, which they can then redeem on their SHARE:Frome account. Once logged in or signed up, simply go to My Account, then Redeem Gift Certificate and here they can enter the long digit code. The credit will then be added to the recipients account!

If you have any trouble, please call us on 07983 639611 during our opening hours, Monday and Friday 10.30am – 4pm.

Happy Gifting!

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Get a Free borrow This Black Friday!
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With Black Friday coming up, why not make it a Green Friday instead and borrow instead of buying? To make it that little bit more enticing we are offering one FREE borrow for every member!

Like last year, we are taking part in #BuyNothingDay, an international movement against over-consumption for the good of the planet.

While the Black Friday sales may offer cheap deals on tools, tech and electric appliances, it makes sense to borrow items you’ll only use a few times. You’ll save even more money by borrowing, and the environmental impact will be much lower.

With your free borrow, you could save as much as £8 on a drill, projector or dehumidifier! Browse our catalogue to see what we offer. Get the bargain without having to find space in your home or shed!

To claim your FREE borrow:

  • You must be a member of SHARE – If you’re not already please sign up online and remember to bring ID with you on collection.
  • The free borrow is from Friday 27th to Monday 30th. For longer loans or renewals the extra time will be charged at the usual loan fee.
  • One free item per member (cheapest item free). Excludes consumables.

So get reserving for Friday! See our tutorial for reserving, or call us on 07983 639611 during our opening hours, Monday and Friday 10.30am – 4pm.

See you on Friday!

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Save this Christmas as a Subscriber!
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With Subscriber members now entitled to seasonal promotions, we are excited to announce the first one: We are offering all of our Christmas items for FREE for these members!

This includes Christmas trees, decorations, fairy lights, wreaths, real tree holders, garlands and cookie cutters! Simply search ‘xmas‘ in our catalogue to see what is available on this promotion. The period of this promotion is between the 4th December and 4th January, so reserve soon!

Want to upgrade from Standard to Subscriber? Give us a call on Mondays or Fridays between 10.30am and 4pm to upgrade!

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November 2020 Covid-19 Update
November Lockdown Service Update
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Following the UK Government announcement over the weekend of a new national lockdown commencing on November 5th 2020 we are pleased to announce that our Click & Collect service will remain in operation.

We know this will come as a relief to our members who were unable to borrow during the first lockdown, when many were saying that access to our service was more important than ever.

Having introduced the Click & Collect service upon re-opening in July we are pleased that such operations are to be allowed to continue during this second national lockdown.

Read full details on the Click & Collect service here.

If you are not yet a member you can sign up here: https://sharefrome.org/membership/

Browse our catalogue here: https://sharefrome.org/things/

Not sure how to reserve? Click here to watch our tutorial.

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Extending our Service!
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UPDATE 02/11/2020: With the announcement of a nationwide lockdown from Thursday 5th November we will be pausing the Drop-in service. However, our Click & Collect service will resume. Details on our Click & Collect page.

We are excited to be extending our Click and Collect service, launched post-lockdown, by adding a ‘Drop-in’ service!

We are now offering the option to drop in and borrow without the requirement to reserve in advance.

We recommend you reserve in advance to guarantee your item is available, but it is now possible to drop in and borrow on the day as well!

There is still no shop browsing but you can pop in to our booth inside the door to say hello, request items to borrow or sign up on Mondays and Fridays, between 10:30am and 4pm!

Browse our catalogue here: https://sharefrome.org/things/

Sign up online here: https://sharefrome.org/membership/

Not sure how to reserve? Click here to watch our tutorial.

If you have any problems, please call us during our opening hours on 07983 639611 or email us at [email protected].

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Why are our things priced differently?
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Ever wondered why some of our similar things are priced differently? There are around 15 drills in our inventory, but they all have different prices? Well, we’ve developed a sophisticated pricing system which takes in to account a number of factors, such as the original price of the item, how old it is and the condition it’s in now.

So, if you are looking for something for a quick job and don’t need high quality then go for cheaper. But if you’re after the best quality item then it’s worth paying for the higher quality item.

We also make sure to keep updating the prices with our price calculation system, and monitor the items as they are used and downgrade. So we try to make sure you get what you pay for!

Browse our inventory here: https://sharefrome.org/things/

Sign up here: https://sharefrome.org/membership/

Not sure how to reserve? Watch our tutorial: https://sharefrome.org/2020/07/13/how-to-make-a-reservation/

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Fiver Fest is on it’s Way!
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You may remember last year, the national Fiver Fest came to Frome for one day to celebrate local business, but this year, it’s here for a whole weekend on the 15th to the 17th October!

Part of the national Totally Locally campaign, it is an affordable way to support local businesses, often run by families or individuals, making a real contribution to our unique town. Spending just £5 a week in local shops can have a huge impact on our high streets, boosting the local economy and increasing employment, especially in our current situation. It’s also a great opportunity to step into a shop you’ve never been before and discover what makes Frome’s independents so special.

SHARE:Frome, our community started and run business, will be taking part in Fiver Fest and offering Standard membership for only £5, saving new members £10 off our regular £15 joining fee (see our membership plans)! This will pay for a year’s membership! A great opportunity to start borrowing if you’ve only ever been curious about the funny little orange shop in town. This will only be available to claim on Friday 16th October, during our opening hours, 10.30am to 4pm. Either pop in or give us a call on 07983 639611!

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Closed Bank Holiday Monday
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Just a reminder that we will be closed on Monday 31st August, due to the bank holiday weekend. So make sure you borrow any summery things on Friday 28th or before, such as camping gear, gardening tools and decor for your summer party! We will be open again on Friday 4th September.

Fingers crossed for good weather!

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Making a Reservation
How to Make a Reservation
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Below are some step-by-step guides to making and amending reservations.

First are video guides for reserving using your computer. Further down are screenshots for each step when reserving by mobile phone.

Reserving by computer

Making a reservation (read why we use Peertube over Youtube)
Amending your reservation (read why we use Peertube over Youtube)

Reserving on mobile

Start my clicking ‘Search Items’ at the top of our website, to go to our catalogue…

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Covid-19 Update
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(updated 04/07/2020)

The government have allowed libraries to reopen from today. It is with great pleasure that we can announce we’ll be re-opening using a revamped Click & Collect format. Read all about it here.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding in recent months.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Staff and Volunteers at SHARE:Frome

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Luca Loans Walkie Talkies
11. Luca Loans the Walkie Talkies
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View the Walkie Talkies here.

Find out why we use Peertube instead of Youtube

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One week until the March repair cafe!
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Our February Repair Café was a massive success, saving roughly £1,055 worth of stuff from going to landfill! Items fixed ranged from coffee machines to Doc Martens. We’re hoping to fix even more at our March repair café, so gather up your worn-out and broken stuff and come along. It’s on Sunday 15th March, 3-5pm, at the Welsh Mill Hub.

Don’t need anything fixing? There’s still plenty to do!

Just like February’s event, Aliss will be running upcycling demos. Last time we learned how to repurpose old fabric to make tote bags and draught excluders. This time we’re tackling denim jeans and creating hanging storage pockets. 

We’ll also be using scrap paper to make plant pots, with soil and seeds provided. And don’t forget to quiz our fixers and learn a thing or two, like how to darn, hem and patch textiles. As always, repairs and demos are free with some refreshments available to buy, and donations are welcome.

Make sure you book repairs through our Eventbrite page so we can make sure we’ve got what we need to fix your item. Get in touch by emailing [email protected] for more info.

Fancy helping out?

We’re looking for volunteers to help with repairs of all sorts, so get in touch and let us know how you can help repair, run a free workshop/activity, or help host the repair café. It’s just 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon.

Hope to see you there!

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