Repair Cafe

Saturday 22 October 2022

9.30 - 12.30 (last item received at 11.45 am)

King George Hall, Woodhouse Eaves LE12 8RZ

A repair cafe is where people come together to work on broken everyday items.  Our throw away culture sees hundreds of items end up in landfill or incinerated when they could be mended and used for years to come.  The ReStart movement is an international organisation who have encouraged communities to come together and share expertise and knowledge on how to fix 'stuff'. 

Need a repair?

Do you have something that is destined for the tip - but if it could be repaired you would carry on using it?  Hold on to it and we will shortly be announcing the date of our autumn repair cafe.  

Repair Cafe - electronics
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Chain saw sharpening
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Fixing a kenwood mixer
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Repair cafe - textiles
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Repairers will attempt to fix the item or advise you on how to fix it at home.  But it is undertaken with the understanding that the item is broken and would otherwise be thrown away.  Repairers reserve the right to refuse a repair.  Items with a high voltage will not be allowed - eg microwaves. 

Click on the pictures below to find out more about each repairer:

Could you join us as a repairer?

If you have a skill in fixing things click here to find out more about volunteering at the next repair cafe.