About Lucy

External relations and admin officer with Crow Recycling

Going freelance? Crow can help with confidential waste

Going freelance brings so many major challenges it is easy to overlook the mundane aspects of going it alone. Freelances usually list finding work and then charging the right price for their work as their two biggest challenges.  Once the work is done chasing late payers need to be done effectively to ensure the success of the venture. Giving short shrift to people who expect freelancers to work unpaid is another important but usually unwelcome task for new starters. At Crow Recycling we can give freelance customers chance to concentrate on these priorities by helping to take care of confidential document destruction. Confidential information takes in  paperwork including a person’s name, personal e mail address whether work or home account, personal phone number or personal postal address. The first step is to write a data retention plan listing how long each type of personal data needs to be kept. Once that has been done Crow’s shredding machines can destroy everything that has been kept as long as needed. Crow can do one off or regular collections from Coventry and Warwickshire. For some customers bringing confidential waste to our warehouse is a better option. We can collect confidential waste or accept confidential waste at our warehouse Mondays to Wednesdays. For more information e mail info@crowrecycling.co.uk or ring 02476552444. We also collect non confidential paper which is sorted and sent to a paper mill for recycling. Crow is a registered charity set up to provide work placements for disabled people.

By | September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to the office and back to waste paper

If employees are coming back to the office the chances are the waste paper is back too. At Crow Recycling we can do one off or regular collections of confidential waste paper. Crow can collect the waste from businesses in the Coventry and Warwickshire area, bring it back to the warehouse in Hillfields and destroy it by shredding. Crow can also collect non confidential waste paper. At Crow warehouse the paper is sorted and sent to a paper mill for recycling. Crow is a registered charity providing work placements for disabled people.

By | August 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Appointments no longer needed at the Scrapstore

The Scrapstore is open on Monday August 2 after our summer shutdown and appointments are no longer needed. The Scrapstore is open 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Wednesday from Monday August 2. Appointments are no longer needed but we are asking members to continue wearing face masks when they visit. Anyone who feels safer as the only customer, household or bubble in the Scrapstore can ring or e mail to make an appointment for a visit between 8.30am and 9.30am before the Scrapstore opens. The fill a bin bag for £5 from downstairs promotion for Scrapstore members is still running so don't forget to bring a bin bag. Annual membership remains at £10. Please bring your membership card if you are a member.  

By | July 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Van driver wanted

Part-time Van Driver Wanted. Crow recycling requires a van driver to collect cans and paper for processing and to deliver bales of shredded paper and bales of crushed cans to customers, mainly in the Coventry and Warwickshire areas. The role requires a reasonable level of physical fitness, reliability, good organisational skills and accurate record keeping. Hours: 0830 to 1600 hours (including breaks), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Salary: £10,500 per annum. Note: As Crow Recycling is a registered charity working with individuals with learning disabilities, this post is subject to completion of DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. To apply e mail at CV and covering letter to Bill Smith, chairman of trustees, Crow Recycling, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LB. Closing date Friday Friday July 2 2021. Crow Recycling is on 02476552444  

By | June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scrapstore development worker wanted

Crow Scrapstore   SCRAPSTORE DEVELOPMENT WORKER  Hours:  Nine hours per week to include:  Three weekday three hour shifts during school hours eg 10am to 1pm  On one week every month one of the weekday shifts will be changed to a Saturday shift  Salary: £4,680 per year  Start date: July 2021    Job description:  1 Overseeing the Scrapstore including serving customers and maintaining membership records  2 Promoting the Scrapstore on local media and on social media  3 Introducing card payments to the Scrapstore  4 Recruiting and training volunteers to help in the Scrapstore  5 Introducing Saturday openings once a month    Essential for the post  1 Retail experience  2 Qualification in art or enthusiasm for hobby crafting  Desirable for the post  1 Ability to run craft workshops  The post will be confirmed subject to satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check    CV and letters of application to be sent to Bill Smith, chairman of Crow Trustees, Orchard House, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LB e mail info@crowrecycling.co.uk   

By | May 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scrapstore open

The Scrapstore is open again. We're open Mondays to Wednesdays 9.30am to 3.30pm. We're asking people to make appointments because the Scrapstore is too small for social distancing. The membership fee is still £10  for the year and it's a member only shop. Drop us a line at info@crowrecycling.co.uk to make an appointment.

By | May 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Book donations welcome

  Crow Recycling is welcoming donations of second hand books. If you have books you don't need any more Crow Recycling can accept them as donations. Art and crafts themed books will be put on sale in our membership Scrapstore, a reuse art and crafts shop. The rest will be sold in bulk by weight to online second hand book dealer World of Books. The money from the sales will be used to support Crow's work providing work placements for disabled people. Crow is a registered charity. Books can be dropped off at our warehouse Orchard House in Sparkbrook  Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LB. At the moment we are open Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30am to 3pm. Ring Crow on 02476552444 before you set off so we are ready to accept your donation.

By | March 10th, 2021|blogs|0 Comments

Reduction in opening hours

The Crow warehouse is now only open Mondays and Tuesdays as a temporary measure to deal with Coronavirus pressures. The decision to temporarily reduce the opening hours from three days a week down to two days was taken because of the pressures of operating during lockdown. At the moment our warehouse volunteers are staying at home rather than helping at Crow. They will be invited to volunteer again when infection levels have fallen and it is safe to be back in the workplace. The telephone will only be answered on Mondays and Tuesdays but e mails will be checked Monday to Friday. Please note the new e mail address which info@crowrecycling.co.uk. The Scrapstore, classed as a non essential shop, is temporarily closed along with all other non essential shops. This is part of government efforts to contain the virus. At the moment there is no date for Scrapstore reopening. When there is one it will be posted on the Scrapstore Facebook site here. Thanks to all our volunteers,  customers and suppliers  for their support.    

By | January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scrapstore opening

Get fabric wrap, ribbon, decorations and card making supplies at the Crow Recycling Scrapstore. The Scrapstore reopens on Wednesday December 2 in line with government guidance on non essential shops. The Scrapstore will be open 9.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday December 2 Monday December 7 Tuesday December 8 Wednesday December 9 Monday December 14 Tuesday December 15 Wednesday December 16 To visit please ring Crow Recycling on 02476552444 for an appointment. For those aiming to tread lightly on the planet this Christmas the Scrapstore has Second hand decorations such as baubles and tinsel - reuse instead of buying new Brightly coloured fabric for reusable present wrap Ribbons to brighten up presents wrapped in fully recyclable brown paper Supplies to make cards which are fully recyclable with no glitter or metallic decorations There is much more besides so anyone who would like to visit should ring and make an appointment. The Scrapstore is a member only shop with annual membership £10. Existing members are asked to bring their card with them. Non members are invited to browse then decide if they want to join and shop. Due to Coronavirus pressures Crow Recycling is temporarily only open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit the Scrapstore web page here.

By | November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas opening hours

Christmas bows Crow is closing for Christmas on the afternoon of Wednesday December 16 and reopening on the morning of Tuesday January 5. Extra bags will be available in advance for confidential and non confidential waste paper to use during the Crow closure. Crow is currently opening Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays but not Thursdays or Fridays as a result of Coronavirus pressures. A merry Christmas and a happy new year to all.  

By | November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments