12:01pm Tuesday 10th August 2010
It is business as normal once again for vital community furniture service.
More than four months after the old showroom belonging to social enterprise, Newlands Furniture Service, went up in flames, Bradford East Liberal Democrats MP David Ward officially opened its new and improved unit in Rockwell Lane, Thorpe Edge, Bradford (above).
The £47,000 steel-framed showroom was lifted on to the site, which is leased to the service by Newlands Community Association.
Yesterday marked a triumphant return to business for manager Brenda Rhodes and her staff who sell unwanted furniture to people in need at discount prices.
Rhodes said: “It’s been a struggle. Hopefully this will get us back on track.”
Anyone wishing to donate items can contact Mrs Rhodes on (01274) 774977.
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