The monthly Repair Café sessions will normally be on the 4th Saturday of the month, once lock-down restrictions are eased. It currently takes place in the Lower Room of the Methodist Church in Buxton Market Place between 10:00 and 14:00 but we may move to a larger venue to make distancing easier.
In the months since we started we have fully repaired 59 items and improved another 16. These include ceramics (94), electrical (42), sewing (19) and another 10 less specific.
The repairers and the folks who brought in items all seemed to enjoy themselves.
One chap said it was the best bit of live theatre he’d seen in a while.
We have also been successful in securing a small grant from The Bingham Trust for the start-up phase. This means that we can afford the room hire for the first 6 months, pay for a couple of volunteers to get trained to PAT test electrical items that come in for repair, buy a PAT test gadget, get some proper publicity materials produced, and join the international Repair Café organisation which has lots of useful tools and guidance from the 1300+ other Repair Cafes around the world.
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