Cambridge's Next Repair Café

Got something that needs mending? Cambridge's next Repair Café for Arbury. Plenty more coming up locally this year.

Date: 15 Feb 2020
Time: 11am - 2pm
Venue: Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LD
Cost: Free, donations towards Repair Café costs very welcome.

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

At most events we hope to be able to repair small household gadgets and electricals, clean clothes and small fiddly bits and bobs, depending on repair volunteers' skills on the day. We recommend professional repair for flat screen TVs, microwave ovens and most mobile phone problems.

Make a booking

Do you have something that needs repairing? You can tell us about your broken item via our our online booking form. If it's not possible for you to book in advance, we'll do our best to fit you in , but will probably have to ask you to wait for a repairer to be free.

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.

Refreshments

Tea and cake in abundance!

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
  • help setting up and clearing up
  • help serve tea and cake, and make sure the repairers are kept supplied :)
  • 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.

Other local Repair Cafés coming up:

16 Feb Royston
29 Feb Gt Shelford
14 March Eversden
15 March Soham
28 March Abington
4 April Cottenham

Details of times, venues and booking details are posted on the Circular Cambridge website as they become available.

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.