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Tunbridge Wells Yard Sale returns for second year and is bigger than ever

by Jon Bond

Tunbridge Wells Yard Sale returns for second year and is bigger than ever

Bargain hunters are looking forward to the return of Tunbridge Wells Yard Sale, one of the town’s biggest community events.

Organisers have so far signed up 180 registered sellers for the second edition, which will be held on Saturday, June 2.

The format sees residents stage a car boot-style sale in their front garden or driveway.

It is free to register and proceeds can either be kept or given away to partner charity Tree of Hope.

Organiser Ingrid Pope [pictured] launched Tunbridge Wells Yard Sale last year after seeing a similar event in the US.

Organiser Ingrid Pope [pictured] launched Tunbridge Wells Yard Sale last year after seeing a similar event in the US.

She said the 2017 edition was successful but this year ‘promises to be even bigger’.

“We heard stories of people meeting their neighbours of many years for the first time on Yard Sale day, and that is what the day is all about,” said Mrs Pope, who runs de-cluttering service Creating Space Coaching.

“Having a deadline can be very useful to set yourself a task that you tend to put off.

“The benefits of clearing clutter are numerous, including improved well-being and even better health.”

Participants register on the official website and are plotted on an interactive map with a brief description of what they will have on offer.

Local businesses are also invited to take part.

For more information visit www.twyardsale.co.uk