Help us set up a Repair Cafe

Updated: Jan 4

Bin it? No way! In today's consumer society, all too often, when something is broken we throw it away. Maybe we don’t have the skills, the time or the right tools. That's where Repair Café comes in. It's a place where people can gather and fix those objects from everyday life that would otherwise end up in landfill. Starting in the new year on the third Saturday of every month you will be able to take broken items that need a quick fix to High Street Baptist Church Hall. There you will meet a merry band of repairers who will do their best to help you with a repair. You might even learn how to mend it yourself next time round.

There will be people who could fix toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, toys, musical instruments, electronic devices, bikes and more.

Watch out for dates and more info on our facebook and website pages.

How to get involved In the meantime we're looking to grow our initial team of fixers. Perhaps you've been inspired by the BBC's Repair Shed, or maybe you yourself love to fix things? If so do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Jan via and you can join us at our ‘dry run’ and introductory session on October 16th 2021, 10.00 at High Street Baptist.

More about Repair Café

The Repair Café concept arose in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2009, and was formulated by Martine Postma who was at the time a journalist. In 2010 she started the Repair Café International Foundation which provides support to the 2,000 odd repair cafes that have sprung up around the world since that time. Their slogan, Bin it? No way!

Repairs can save money and resources and can help minimise Co2 emissions. But above all Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be and how easy it often is.

Jan Rook

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