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This is part of a big movement to help folk get things mended - rather than just throwing them away:
Futures Forum: Right to repair
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Repair Cafés are springing up everywhere:
Reparatur Café in Homburg: Einladung zum ersten Planungstreffen | HOMBURG1
Repair Café – Transition Regensburg im Wandel
Repair Café Neder-Over-Heembeek - Repair Café
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Including these parts:
Exeter Repair Cafe - Home | Facebook
Repair Café Exmouth - Repair Café
Tiverton Area Communities Transition - Repair Cafe
And it's about to happen in Sidmouth:
SIDMOUTH REPAIR CAFÉ
Wednesday 6th June 2018
HELLO FIXERS, HANDYFOLK AND REPAIRERS!
Your community needs you!
At the end of September, Sidmouth will be hosting the first of what is intended to become a monthly ‘Repair Café’ at the Youth Centre in Manstone Lane.
“I think this would be a great thing for us in Sidmouth,” says Angie Carney, who started the group behind the project. “I'd love to see it happen!”
The Repair Café idea has been tried in Sidmouth before – but the aim now is to get one up and running on a regular basis.
To quote from the repaircafe.org website, “Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things.
“Visitors bring their broken items from home and together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café.”
They are already doing really well in the likes of Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton and Axmouth – all supported by the county and district councils.
But they couldn’t function without the enthusiastic fixers and the wider community.
As Dave Rafferty, the coordinator of the project, says, “it would be great to have several teams set up” – with both general repairers and specialist fixers.
The group is now looking specifically for volunteer ‘fixers’ and ‘menders’ – including carpenters, electrical repairers, bike repair people, textile repairers, jewellery fixers, techie repair people, ceramic whizzes and the like.
Also anyone with experience in tool and knife sharpening, fishing equipment, tennis racquets and sports gear, furniture and toys, sewing and mending, phones and gadgets. The list is endless!
If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a volunteer mender, please get in touch with Dave on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07977064498.
And then things can really start getting ready for the first Sidmouth Repair Café in September!