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How does a Repair Café work?
Repair Cafés are free meeting places with tools and materials and training to help you make any repairs you need. You will find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields, to help fix clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys etc.
The café aims to help reduce waste by encouraging a repair culture in our community. A repair can save time, money and waste.
Join us for cake and a hot drink whilst you wait to see your repairer. No charge is made but donations are very welcome.
If you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job - we are looking for volunteers who can help with:
- running the hospitality / welcome desk
- woodworking / furniture
- small electrical repairs
- bike repairs
Repair Café Rules
Maximum of 2 repairs per person – pre booking will be required under current measures.
All repairs must be accompanied by a signed 'Repair Form', which your designated repairer will also sign after the repair.
This is not a ‘drop and go’ service – we ask you to stay whilst your item is being repaired. One of the aims of this organisation is to share our knowledge with the residents.
All Equipment and textiles must be clean.
We are all volunteers – anyone refusing to follow these basic rules or who is rude, will be politely be asked to leave.
Donations will be gratefully received to help us continue offering this free service.
Please note that we cannot accept broken items you would like us to fix and then for us to sell on. We don’t offer that service and we have nowhere to store any items. Please take these broken appliances to your local household waste recycling centre as normal.
Repair Café Umbrella Organisation
Can be found here: Repair Café Organisation
Repair café documents can be found here once the Café is operational: