A NEW uniform recycling exchange has been lauded by the MP for the Vale of Clywd.

The county-wide uniform recycle scheme, organised by Citizens Advice Denbighshire and Denbighshire County Council, to enable parents to access affordable high quality school uniforms was enrolled in Denbigh on Monday, July 30.

The scheme has collected uniforms from schools in the town before the end of the summer holiday, and were washed and pressed before being made available to the public.

MP Chris Ruane was in attendance the opening of the scheme at Denbigh Town Hall and had significant praise for the event. Cllr Ruane said: “This is an excellent scheme and I would like to congratulate Winnie Lawson at the Citizens Advice in particular for all of her work on this.

“This is not only a great way of people accessing uniforms at a lower cost but it’s also an excellent way of recycling.

“Around 200 people from the Denbigh area accessed this service last year and I’m sure there will be similar numbers again this year.

“This scheme also enabled people to access other forms of advice via the Citizens Advice Denbighshire Bureau which is yet another benefit.

“I look forward to the scheme being expanded to other areas and hope that all schools can get involved.

“Well done to everyone at Citizens Advice Denbighshire for this excellent scheme.”

It is believed the uniform recycle scheme is the largest of its kind in Wales.

The most recent recycle, back in August 2017, saw over 200 people buy school uniforms.

The Denbigh pop-up shop will be open from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3 between 10-2pm.

A further pop-up shop will take place at 15 Well Street, Ruthin from August 6-10 between 12-2pm.