Upcoming Repair Cafes 2023:
Saturday 21st October
Saturday 18th November
Saturday 16th December
OUR COMMUNITY MOVEMENT
Repair, don't replace!
Inspired by local initiatives and determined to make a positive environmental impact in our town, a grassroots team is making the idea of a Repair Cafe in Sherborne a reality.
Why a Repair Cafe?
We throw away vast amounts of ‘stuff’ that could easily be repaired. We've fallen out of the habit of repairing things, or simply don’t know how. Today, it seems easier to replace an item than to mend it.
The Repair Cafe changes all that. By reducing the volume of materials and energy needed to make new products, we cut CO2 and stop all that stuff going to landfill. Most of all, the Repair Cafe shows how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is!
How will the Repair Cafe work?
Beginning in October, Repair Cafe -Sherborne will take place from 10 am - 1 pm every 3rd Saturday of the month at Cheap Street Church Hall.
It will be run by a team of volunteers:
‘Fixers’ who can repair stuff. Some will be professionals while others just a ‘dab hand’ at getting things in working order.
Servers of coffee, tea, and refreshments!
Organisers of the day who ensure things go smoothly.
Visitors bring their broken items from home. Small, damaged objects, mechanical devices in need of an overhaul, jewellery repairs, clothing, and children’s toys that could do with some TLC.
If possible, the repair will be done while you wait. If not, the repairer will take the item home to repair and return the following month or leave for collection at the Pod. The only charge is for materials
needed to make the repair, and a discretionary donation towards the running of the Cafe is requested.