What do you do with:
- a toaster that no longer works?
- a faulty vacuum cleaner?
- a sweater with moth holes?
BIN IT? NO WAY!
Repair Café is repairing broken items together, getting advice, encounters and inspiration. Repair Cafés are community events that match people who need stuff fixed with people who like fixing things.
Repair Cafés are completely non-commercial. There are no promises and no guarantees, but if something can be saved the repairers will give it their best efforts. Repairers are always keen to teach you how to do the repair – or at least have you watch while they do it.
You just pay for any parts needed, plus a voluntary donation if you can. There is no charge for entry or repair but donations are gratefully received and help pay for costs.
You can basically bring anything* you can carry that will not make a mess in the venue. Here are some suggestions:
A bicycle, clothing in need of repair, small electrical or electronic appliances, lamps, toys, mobile phones, laptops, printers, items that need gluing, a clean/repair etc.
Whatever it is*, it might not even be broken – just dirty, and you don’t know how to clean it without damaging it – or you can’t work out how to use it without the manual – bring it along. *Bring anything apart from microwaves and CRT devices such as old style televisions.
You can even bring more than one thing – though to be fair, we have limited each booking to one item, so you may have to join the queue a few times!
Wellingborough, NN8 3RU
On the Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 12 noon.
Book your item in!
Please fill in the details on the form below or contact Judy at email@example.com on or by the Thursday before the event:
*Click here to read the House Rules before submitting this form (your information should not be lost as the House Rules will open in new tab or window)
We will contact you with a time slot to bring your item in for repair. Please bear in mind that not all items are repairable, but we will do our best. You can also just turn up on the day, but we may not be able to fit your repair in, if we are busy.
Do you like fixing things?
We are also seeking more repairers, so if you want to share your skills (whatever they are) to save stuff being thrown away, join us. We would love you to get involved! Message us using the above form if you are interested.
If you are on Facebook, we have a group for you too, join in now at Repair Café | Facebook for sharing advice and fixes. The group works on the same principles as our in-person Repair Cafe does, but do be aware that anyone in the community can offer advice, so Wellingborough Eco Group does not take any responsibility for bad advice, if in doubt contact us!
Right to Repair
We have joined the Right to Repair Campaign, find out more about it here.