Repair café celebrates first anniversary

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 March 2018

Members of the Repair Café at Winscombe celebrating their first anniversary.

Members of the Repair Café at Winscombe celebrating their first anniversary.


An innovative café which is giving people skills to repair broken items is celebrating its first birthday.

The repair café is held on the third Saturday of every month, from 10.30am-1pm, in Winscombe’s Lynch Chapel.

Volunteer repairers from the community have fixed more than 200 items including toys, clocks, electrical items and furniture.

Experts can also fix bicycles, clothing, small wooden items and jewellery.

Café founder Claire King said: “We have had a really successful first year.

“It has been fantastic the way volunteers have come on board with their tools and shared their knowledge to bring broken items back to life.

“Sharing how to repair changes the relationship people have with belongings.

“It is a deliberate attempt to move away from the throw-away nature of society, to support people to cherish and repair their belongings, while having fun.”

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