Residents will be able to enjoy a new modernised South Bucks Hospice re-use shop at High Heavens Recycling Centre in High Wycombe this summer.

Buckinghamshire Council and FCC Environment are working with the hospice to rebuild the popular shop which stocks an impressive range of re-use goods donated by the public. The replacement shop will include improved outside storage and a new entrance which will make it easier for residents who wish to use the reuse shop without queuing to use the recycling centre.

The current shop will close at 6pm on June 9 before being demolished the following week. The replacement store will then be built and is due to be up and running at the start of July - to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of re-use shops in Bucks.

During this period, residents will still be able to donate good quality re-used goods at all of Buckinghamshire’s recycling Centres including High Heavens - but won't be able to purchase any items on the site until the new shop is opened.

However, the hospice's re-use charity shop at Aston Clinton will still be open for the public to donate and buy goods during this time frame.

Jackie Ward, South Bucks Hospice's Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is really exciting for us, and we are enormously grateful to our partners Buckinghamshire Council and FCC Environment for helping us modernise our shop. It's unfortunately unavoidable that residents won't be able to buy re-use goods at High Heavens for a few weeks in June, but I am sure it will be worth the wait. They can still go to Aston Clinton to hunt for great-quality bargains, and we stress they can still donate items at High Heavens because they will be stored there ready for the new shop."