Thanks to everyone who supported Cambridge Repair Café and Sentec on International Repair Day at St Andrews Hall in Chesterton. We'll be back in the city soon, meanwhile here are the date of other upcoming Repair Cafés:
Further details here
When you bring your broken item to a Repair Café, you'll be able to discuss the problem with a volunteer repairer who'll check it over and hopefully fix it. You can help them too if you like - we hope you will :)
Please help Repair Café organisers by booking beforehand if possible, so they can book you a repair slot, do background research on your item and save time for more repairs on the day.
Depending on the skills and experience of volunteers at each event, we are usually able to tackle small household appliances and electronics, bikes, textile repairs, garden tools and jewellery. We don't take TVs or microwaves unless we have a specialist on the team. And we don't usually take on mobile phone repairs as there are several reliable phone repair businesses locally. If we can't help with your item, we'll try and suggest a next step.
Repair Cafés are free events, but we are grateful for any donations (cash please, we don't have a card reader) so we can cover our costs.
It wouldn't be a Repair Café without refreshments, so sit down and enjoy a cuppa and a cake while you're with us.
During most Repair Cafés there will have a recycling bin for small electrical items which are beyond repair. You can put most small items with a plug, battery or cable in the recycling bin, but we can’t take smoke alarms, damaged batteries, pressurised cylinders, laptops or screens.
The Cambridgeshire Repair Café network (aka Cambridge Skillshare and Repair) is a partnership between Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, and is supported by Mackays and Drapers Tools.
We continue to support groups in Cambridgeshire villages who run their own Repair Cafes, and run training sessions for new groups in Cambridgeshire who would like to set one up locally.