Bath Repair Café has moved to Southdown from Timebank on the first Saturday of the month because it needs more space. The Repair Café also operates at the Oriel Hall on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Repair Cafes mend things for free. Since it began in April 2017 The Repair Café has looked at over 200 items and mended over 70% of them. In addition to the normal repairs of household items, clothes, bikes and electronic gadgets, it will be encouraging people to mend and repair their own items by holding HOW TO sessions to use a sewing machine and maintain a bike.
By empowering people to mend and repair items Bath Repair Café can reduce manufacturing and carbon emissions and also avoid things ending up in landfill unnecessarily.
For more information and to sign up for these sessions go to: facebook/repaircafebath
One of the more interesting repairs was to help a bouncing bunny toy bounce again whilst the most popular items are DAB radios, clocks and toasters!
The Co-ordinator of the project , Lorna Montgomery, says ‘The Repair Café is run by an excellent team of volunteers and is free to use but we hope satisfied customers will leave a donation to help pay for the rental of the hall, insurance and materials. We also sell excellent homemade cakes!’