Supporting local enterprise ‐Bramley Community Shop 

In the run-up to Christmas, Bramley Community Shop is supporting local enterprise by offering shelf-space to sell new or ‘upcycled’ products in return for a donation of time to help in the shop. It’s a great way to test out your work and reach a local market without a big outlay. We hope it will highlight creative talent in the area.

Bramley Community Shop (at Bramley Centre) is also supporting Bramley Lawn toBramley Community Shop develop an Affordable Christmas Market on Sunday 27 November (10.00-12.00). The market aims to shine a light on local talent and encourage people to share skills and shop local.

Come and buy your Christmas presents from one of our local stallholders and learn some of their tricks of the trade.

You can also make special, simple and affordable gifts yourself, with ‘upcycling’ tips from local makers and the team at Bramley Community Shop, who’ll be bringing some pre-loved treasure to use.

If you are working from home, if you make or design brilliant, affordable products or services, or if you have a skill or hobby that you’d like to share, please get in touch about a free stall. (Email Kirsty at Bramley Community Shop or Fran).

Bramley Community Shop is looking for volunteers to work in the shop for as little as two hours a week. This is particularly rewarding for anyone interested in vintage goods and clothes, or who likes meeting a lot of people. Please drop in for a chat with Kirsty, or get in touch with Maureen, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, if you would like to know more.

The proceeds from Bramley Community Shop support the work of Bramley Elderly Action – working to make later life fulfilling in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley.

New job – shop manager needed

upBEAt is looking for someone to manage its second hand goods shop.upBEAt logo

The successful applicant will manage a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff and volunteers, to maximise sales in the soon to be opened Bramley Community Shop at Bramley Centre.

  • Pay:  £15,189 pa
  • Hours: 35 hours per week including Saturdays
  • Holidays:  28 days plus Bank Holidays

You can download the following information and application form, or phone 0113 236 1644 to ask for an application pack.

If you would like to apply, please read all the information, then return your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to:

Bramley Elderly Action
230a Stanningley Road
LS13 3BA

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 16th June
Interview: 27th June 2014

Rhinos star opens new community shop

Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan took time off from training for England to open Bramley Elderly Action’s new Community Shop.  Jamie cut the ribbon to allow people in to shop for great bargains in clothes, DVDs and bric-a-brac. Jamie Jones-Buchanan opens the new Community Shop

The new shop, managed by upBEAt (BEA’s social enterprise arm) is vital in raising funds for BEA’s activities and services for older people in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley.