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20 seconds of your time = £20k for Scrapstore!

NO van = NO Scrapstore

Dorset Scrapstore’s van is almost totally KAPUT! In the last two weeks it has been to the garage THREE times. It is 18 years old. We cannot afford to keep fixing it, but we also cannot afford a replacement. We don’t want to scare you, but NO VAN = NO SCRAPSTORE! 





If you can spare 20 seconds to register and vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund, we have a chance of winning the money we need for a replacement van. You can place a whopping 10 votes per registration, and do even more for us by sharing the link on your Facebook and Twitter, and with your workplace. 

Here is the direct link to vote and share with your contacts:

Or visit our Facebook Page for a quick link to vote NOW! Search for ‘Dorset Scrapstore’ as the project name. 


The Dorset Scrapstore is located in The Factory.

Entrance to the Dorset Scrapstore can be found through the grey gates to the right of the building. There is wheel chair access through the main front doors of The Factory.


 07565 577094 (during opening times)


We are now open a whopping 34 hours per week, as below, including two late nights per week and EVERY Saturday!

Monday Closed
Tuesday  11:00 – 17:00 
Wednesday  11:00 – 19:00 
Thursday  11:00 – 19:00 
Friday 11:00 – 17:00 
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00 
Sunday Closed



Our opening times for the festive season are as follows:

Tuesday 19th December 11:00 – 17:00 
Wednesday 20th December 11:00 – 17:00 
Thursday 21st December 11:00 – 17:00 
Friday 22nd December  11:00 – 17:00 
Saturday 23rd December to Monday 1st January 2018  Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 11.00 – 17.00
Dates following Open as usual


There is free parking available for our customers on-site on an availability basis.

travel by public transport

BUS – The nearest bus stop is Alder Road Parade, just a short walk away. Morebus Services 14, 15 and 16 offer a regular service – click here for MoreBus website.

We are a 10 minute walk from Wallisdown Roundabout, where Yellow Buses Services 6, 26, 26a, 36 offer a regular service – click here for Yellow Buses website.

TRAIN – The nearest train station is Branksome, located 1 mile away – click here for South West Trains website.


Membership costs £5 for individuals, £15 for groups and £35 for schools – please see our membership page for full details.

Scrap is charged at £7 per bin bag and £4 for a small bag. We also have a shop selling arts and crafts materials at very competitive prices (glue, paint, clay, fabrics etc.)

payment options

Card payment facilities are available at our Alder Hills store and you can also pay by cash.

Schools and groups – we are happy to invoice you directly for membership costs only. Please contact

family workshops

Our Family Workshops are held seasonally, please see website page for full details.