Spring into the Scrapstore Birmingham with new late night opening times

The Scrapstore Birmingham is giving the chance for all current and potential members to make a late night visit until 8pm once a month.

Last Thursday of each month

In addition to its normal opening hours, the last Thursday of each month starting from Thursday 30 March will see the Jewellery Quarter site open from 2pm until 8pm.

Booking system

The current booking system will be continued, so all enquirers and visitors will still need to call and book appointments on 0121 236 2917.


BPCN staff members Josh, Emma and Derick will be on hand to assist with these visits.

Visit the Scrapstore Birmingham section of the website to find out more about donations, sites and opening times.

08 Mar 2017

BPCN supports NSPCC campaign with scheduled child sexual exploitation awareness-raising session

BPCN is scheduled to hold an “awareness-raising” session surrounding child sexual exploitation on Monday 27th March at Edgbaston Grange Nursery to support the NSPCC campaign ‘Safe Internet Explorers’.

The session, which is now sold out, is due to take place between 10am and 12pm.

Amending the Digital Economy Bill

The campaign calls on the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley to amend the Digital Economy Bill so that it includes ways of keeping children safe online.

The NSPCC asks that websites, games and apps meet minimum safety standards, moderators are trained to spot signs of bullying online, and steps are put in place to prevent children coming across sexual or violent content.

Keep up to date with all of the child sexual exploitation awareness raising sessions that BPCN is delivering regularly by checking the official website.

Click here to find out more.

04 Mar 2017

BPCN aligns ‘Creative Food Fantasia’ programme with Government’s ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’

Birmingham PlayCare Network’s ‘Creative Food Fantasia’, a programme that aims to utilise materials from The Scrapstore Birmingham to produce creative objects based around the theme of food and healthy eating, has been identified as supporting the Government’s latest campaign tackling childhood obesity.

Childhood obesity: a plan for action

The ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’ was updated in January 2017 and outlines a series of plans, including introducing a soft drinks industry levy, making products healthier through innovation, updating the nutrient profile model and helping all children to enjoy an hour of physical activity every day amongst others. Emma Payne, Business Development Manager at BPCN said:

“This programme will ensure that more children benefit from a healthy start to their school day, breakfast clubs can contribute to improved attainment, attendance and overall health of children and young people.”

The expansion of healthy breakfast clubs

The Government recently announced that £10 million a year of revenue from the soft drinks levy will fund the expansion of healthy breakfast clubs.

Find out more here.

03 Mar 2017

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