Tideswell’s new Repair Café – helping both the planet and your purse!

A new Repair Café launches in May for residents of Tideswell and District.

The aim of the Café is to encourage more people to repair broken household items rather than replacing them with new.

This will help save the planet’s resources, reduce the number of items going to landfill sites, and help people save money.

The first event will be held on Saturday 21st May in the new Community Hall in Tideswell, and then will be on the third Saturday of every month. You can drop in any time between 10am and 2pm.

Everyone is welcome at the Repair Café – bring a broken item or just come and see what it’s all about, enjoy a cuppa and some home-baking and show your support for this new project. There will also be a ‘Craft Exchange Corner’ where you can exchange your surplus craft supplies and share crafting tips.

Volunteer Repairers will be on hand to help you fix your items. We invite you to stay with your fixer whilst your item is repaired to watch, learn and join in – it’s a great chance to find out more about how your item works, how to look after and fix it yourself and get to know someone with these fantastic skills.

You can bring the following categories of items along to the Repair Café:
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Clothing and home furnishings (for repairs, not alterations)
  • Toys
  • Bicycles (the cycling expert will be available at the June and July events).
  • Small furniture items 

……… but this list will expand if more people join the group of Repair Café volunteer repairers.

There is no charge made for repairs. Donations are encouraged to help with the running costs of the Repair Café. If your item needs a spare part, the repairer will explain what you need to source when they assess your item.

The Repair Café has a social side too – serving coffee, tea and home-made cakes.                               

All are welcome!

If you would like to be involved in the Repair Café either as a repairer or part of the ‘meet and greet’ team – please get in touch with the team at repaircafe@tdeg.org.uk or call Jules on 07711 871046.

If you have any questions about the Repair Café, do email us at repaircafe@tdeg.org.uk , or read our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Repair Café is part of the Tideswell and District Environment Group, supported by set-up funding from Tideswell Parish Council, Tideswell & District Community Association, Derbyshire Dales CVS and Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Local Projects Fund.

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