Crediton Repair Cafe

Crediton Repair Cafe is part of an international movement which started in Amsterdam, to provide repair services to combat 'throwaway' culture, for household items which would otherwise be cast off as irrepairable or not worth repairing. The Cafe will be held on 17th November at Crediton Methodist Church: see the diary opposite for details. Thereafter every couple of months. This is in conjunction with the Restart Project, of which further here, including a summary of the range of kit which may be repaired, plus a few things which cannot be tackled.

The Café is looking for volunteers to help at occasional events with fixing electrical goods - it will help with safety by Portable Appliance Testing all mains-powered stuff, and the rest of the fix is up to you! The Café provides a friendly atmosphere to pass on repair tips and skills to others, and to encourage a culture of repair and reuse - all washed down with lots of tea and cake. Super with a soldering iron? Excellent at electricals? A sucker for broken vacuums? Get a kick from fixing kettles? The Cafe would love to hear from you!

170 million new electrical items are purchased in the UK each year, and we currently recycle less than a third of these when they come to the end of their lifecycle. But is all this broken stuff really at the end of its lifecycle? Perhaps you can help repair it?

If you'd like to help, please contact Ian by email link to the top right of this page, or phone 07578 690226

There is more information about repair cafes, and becoming a volunteer, here.