Cambridge's Next Repair Cafe!

Got something that needs mending? Central Cambridge's next Repair Café is planned for autumn, several village summer Repair Cafés coming up.

Date: October 2019
Time: tbc
Venue: tbc
Cost: Free, donations towards Repair Café costs very welcome
Coming up this summer:
Eddington Toy Repair Café 15 June
Cottenham Repair Cafe 22 June
Waterbeach Repair Cafe 13 July.

For details on the international repair movement see the Repair Cafe website, listen to Chris from Royston Repair Café in the BBC World Hacks series or read this Guardian article from 15 March 2018.

What to bring - Booking info - Cafe - Get involved - Organized by... - Repair cafe movement

The Repair Café idea is really simple – people who have stuff that needs to be fixed get together with people who can help them fix it - and you get to pick up some simple repair skills at the same time! We don't guarantee that we'll be able to fix your item but we'll do our best.

What to bring

We hope to be able to repair small household gadgets and electricals, clean clothes and small fiddly bits and bobs, depending on our repair volunteers' skills on the day.

Make a booking

Do you have something that needs repairing? Please send details of your broken item beforehand if possible and we'll get back to you with the best time to bring it in. We'll do our best to fit you in if you don't book in advance, but we will probably have to ask you to wait for a repairer to be free. Book a repair at Eddington Toy Repair Cafe here.

Enjoy repairing things?

We're always keen to involve more repairers, so please get in touch if you'd like to lend a hand at future events! Let us know what sorts of things you can repair, and we’ll be in touch.

Cafe

Tea and cake available of course!

Cost

Free, all welcome! We're all volunteers, giving our time for free, and welcome donations to help us cover our costs: venue, printing and materials for repairs.

Get involved

We always need lots of help! Here are some specific things we're looking for help with, but if you could just help out generally with whatever needs doing, that will also be appreciated - please Let us know if you'd like to help out.

  • as a repairer - even if you haven't repaired with us before, please get in touch so we can talk you through how we can involve you
  • help putting up posters round town/libraries/workplaces etc - we will have lots if you'd rather not print one out
  • help setting up and clearing up
  • transport to take things and bring them back.

Co-organizers and supporters

Repair Cafés in Cambridge City are organised by Cambridgeshire Repair Café network (aka Cambridge Skillshare and Repair) a partnership between Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, and supported by Drapers Tools and Mackays. We continue to support groups in Cambridgeshire villages who run their own Repair Cafes, and run occasional training sessions for new groups in Cambridgeshire who would like to set one up locally.

The Repair Cafe movement

The Repair Café movement is growing rapidly, and is all about people helping each other out, learning how to fix things which are fixable, and keeping stuff out of landfill.