The Repair Cafe operates on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Time: 13.00 – 16.00 (to avoid the school run) in the workshop.
Items may be deposited and picked-up outside these times by prior arrangement. A form with contact details is required.
Usually a volunteer will discuss how your item might be repaired and, if you wish, work with you to fix it.
Clearly, not all items can be fixed on the spot and you will be notified at a later date.
There is not a charge but donations are welcome and these are used to purchase replacement supplies and support the work of the Repair Cafe.
Please note: the cafe services is in the Footprints Cafe and Bistro part of the main Centre building.
The Repair Cafe Ashford at Singleton Environment Centre aims to:
Repair and reuse
It has also been described as “tinkering”, the attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.
Another version is disassembly and reassembly, “to dismantle, take apart, take to pieces, pull apart, pull to pieces, take/pull to bits, deconstruct, break up, strip down” and, possibly, to put back together again.
There is such a host of possibilities!
The group is now ready to receive items for repair and reuse. Come along or call John to discuss your suggestions.
For bicycle recycling we recommend the programme run by Cycle Community CIC at Goldwyn School http://cyclecircle.co.uk/
The photo shows the first meeting on Thursday 19 July 2018. There was no shortage of ideas and a range of skills on offer.
“A repair café is a meeting in which people repair household electrical and mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, clothing, etc. They are organised by and for local residents. Repair cafés are held at a fixed location where tools are available and where they can fix their broken goods with the help of volunteers. Its objectives are to reduce waste, to maintain repair skills and to strengthen social cohesion.”
The Repair Cafes waging war on throwaway culture
Source: The Guardian
The third-party tinkerers figthing for your right to repair
Source: The Guardian
One happy ‘customer’ with a dark-wood Ercol coffee table transformed by Ron.
Kay and Leonard have made the instruction label and modified the frame for hanging in the grounds. #SelfieatSEC