Next time you are returning a book to your local library, why not also return an unwanted DIY, gardening or crafting tool?

Central, Pendeford, East Park and Spring Vale libraries are acting as collection points for good quality tools – from decorating equipment, leaf blowers, ladders and power tools to sewing machines and trowels.

The tools will form part of All Saints Action Network’s Tool Library and be free to borrow for people who live and work in the All Saints area of Wolverhampton.

Councillor Harman Banger, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We are pleased to be working with All Saints Action Network to support the recycling and reuse of unwanted, good quality, tools and through that helping people to improve their homes and gardens in an affordable and sustainable manner."

Shobha Asar-Paul, Chief Officer of All Saints Action Network, added: "This is a great way to support the local community and help reduce household consumption and waste. Declutter your shed, kitchen and garage to help reduce waste and support the reuse of items."

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