Futures Forum: Right to repair
It's been happening in Exmouth for some time now:
Broken? Get it mended at Exmouth’s Repair Cafe! - What's on - Sidmouth Herald
And other transition town projects are starting up their own events:
Exeter Re-Use Project | REPAIR IT Event | Transition Exeter
Sustainable Crediton - Repair It Event
The Vision Group is hosting a repair and reuse stall at its monthly market at Kennaway House tomorrow:
Where: Kennaway House, Coburg road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG
In a fix with your broken electrical items and gadgets?
Time to get them fixed for free at a special event to be held to be held alongside Sidmouth Farmers Market at Kennaway House.
Recycle Devon is putting on a series of REPAIR IT events across the county for householders to bring along their broken electrical appliances, including computers, to be fixed by local menders at no cost and the East Devon event takes place in Sidmouth.
Organised in conjunction with Vision Group for Sidmouth (VGS), repairs will be carried out on a first come, first served basis so please be prepared to wait. Please note that they won’t be able to fix CRT TVs or monitors, electric blankets or microwaves, for safety reasons.
Kerry Gibbons, from VGS, says ‘Local businesses and those in the community with the right technical knowledge are amazingly supportive of these events and contribute their time voluntarily. If you have mending skills that you think that you could contribute then we would love to hear from you.’
Emma Croft, Re-use Project Co-ordinator added, ‘Research shows that more than 75% of the small electrical items that come into recycling centres could be back up and running if they were repaired. These events are designed to help householders waste less and enable them to save money and resources by not having to replace something broken.’
Get in touch with Emma on 07966 566435 or via firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to volunteer your skills.
Recycle Devon is a countywide waste communications campaign which represents a partnership of 11 authorities across Devon including Devon County Council, 8 District Authorities and 2 Unitary Authorities. For more information visit www.recycledevon.org
Vision Group for Sidmouth - REPAIR IT!
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