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An outdoor scrap event

Opening Times

Children’s Scrapstore Taunton is closed at Bridgwater and Taunton College as we will be relocating.  We will keep you posted when we have opened at a new venue.

Scrap projects

 

How do I become a member?

Membership is open to any group/individual working in a creative play, care, educational or therapeutic setting.  To become a member you must complete a membership form. Plenty of room

What are membership benefits?   

As a member you receive:

Types of Memberships and fees:

1) Full Membership

Full membership lasts a year and is for any group working in a creative play, care, educational or therapeutic setting (but not LEA funded). The membership fee you pay depends on the yearly expenditure of your group. The expenditure is the yearly cost to run your group i.e. wages, rent, on costs etc. The membership fees are in Bands A to E and fees are listed below.
(Note: there is no VAT on membership fees)

As a rough guide, Band A is usually for groups run by volunteers (like PTAs and Scout groups) and those operating on very low budgets. The higher bands are appropriate for larger groups.

Your yearly costs to run your group*

Band

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor and Mendip

Other Local Authorities

Up to £5,000

A

£27.10

£54.20

£5,001 - £10,000

B

£39.90

£79.80

£10,001 - 20,000

C

£45.60

£91.20

£20,001 - 40,000

D

£51.40

£102.80

£40,001 and over

E

£57.30

£114.60

Please note:
PTAs: Join under full membership Band A for PTA activities only. The card cannot be used by the teachers in general. If teachers want to use Scrapstore for class work then the school must take out membership.
Church groups: Add up the expenditure of all the groups run by you in your premises. Use this figure to assess your Band. The membership will be in the church name.
Home education groups: The group joins under Band A plus £5 for everyone in that group. We will need a list of everyone in your group.

> Click here to download Full membership form

2) Temporary Membership

Temporary membership lasts 3 months and is for the same type of groups as above but who only exist for a short time, i.e. summer groups. If your group is outside the City of Bristol, South Glos, B&NES, North Somerset and Taunton Deane areas you must pay double fees. The fees are shown in the table below:

Your yearly costs to run your  group*

Band

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor and Mendip

Other Local Authorities

Up to £5,000

A

£10.35

£20.70

£5,001 - £10,000

B

£14.00

£28.00

£10,001 - 20,000

C

£16.30

£32.60

£20,001 - 40,000

D

£18.60

£37.20

£40,001 and over

E

£20.85

£41.70

> Click here to download a Temporary membership form

Quick Calculator

Membership for Individuals

 

Are you a volunteer?

Probably Band A

Do you work part time?

Probably Band A, B or C

Is your main income from this group?

Band B or above

Membership for groups

 

Is your group run by volunteers?

Probably Band A

Does your group have a small number of (one or two) part time paid staff?

Band B, C D or E

Does your group have one full time member of staff?

Band B, C, D or E

Does your group have several part time staff?

Probably Band C, D or E

Does your group have more than one full time member of staff or lots of part time staff?

Band D or E

You should include things like:

3) Schools/Colleges Membership

Schools/Colleges membership is for schools, college/university courses and LEA nurseries and lasts for a year.

All Schools

£46.10 + 18p per pupil (+ extra cards)

Ceiling fee £155.00 (+ extra cards)

Supply teachers pay £46.10

Please note that schools join for the whole school, not per class/year. FE
colleges and universities join per course, not per department or faculty.

> Click here to download Schools and Colleges membership form

Conditions of Membership

Full membership is offered to groups who work in a creative play, care, educational or therapeutic setting in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor and Mendip areas.
Groups outside these 7 areas must pay double the fees.
We have a separate membership for Schools, College courses and LEA nurseries, these can be in any area of the UK.
Scrap materials are intended to resource the above groups.  Please do not use scrap materials for personal use.
If your card is missing please phone in advance of your visit.
Members are not permitted, under any circumstances to sell the scrap materials, e.g. at car boot, jumble and PTA sales.
YOUR MEMBERS CARD MUST BE SHOWN ON EACH VISIT
Membership cards are not to be lent to groups and people who are not
members.
All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that materials are suitable
for  use in play and education, but we cannot take responsibility for the
safety of items used.
The Children's Scrapstore, Taunton will not be liable for damage, loss or injury which might arise from using any material supplied, however used.
Children of all ages are welcome in the Scrapstore with appropriate adult supervision.
Enjoy yourself, be creative and happy scrapping!

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