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Something Broken? What About the Repair Café?

Published on: 3 Jul, 2015
Updated on: 7 Jul, 2015

repair-cafeNeed help to mend a broken toy or fix a hole in a favourite T-shirt? From clothes to bikes and electrical appliances to chairs – the Repair Café can help.

Everyone is invited to come to the Repair Café, organised by Guildford Borough Council, from 1 – 3pm on Tuesday July 7 at Weyfield Primary Academy, School Close, Woking Road, and from 9am – 1pm on Saturday July 11 at Ripley Farmers’ Market.

Cllr Matt Furniss

Cllr Matt Furniss

Cllr Matt Furniss, lead councillor for infrastructure and environment says: “We all have items that we mean to repair but never seem to get round to. Come and join us at the Repair Café and learn how to fix the items yourself, with the help of volunteers who have knowledge to show you and can answer your questions.

“This initiative is all part of the council’s overall support for recycling and reusing waste for the benefit of the local environment. ”

Seamstresses, DIYers, the Bike Doctor and a PAT electrical appliance tester will be available to give practical advice and help people make all possible repairs, free of charge. Clean, broken items that can be brought along include clothes, toys, bikes, electrical appliances and chairs.

Repair Café is an international movement that encourages people to think about reusing and repairing items rather than throwing them away. By promoting repairs, Guildford Borough Council would like to help reduce waste, save money and resources and cut CO2 emissions.

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