Repair Café September 2022

In the Old School Community Centre and yard for the first time, there was a continual stream of people making their way to the Repair Café with items needing mending. It was a lovely atmosphere with cakes and refreshments to keep us going throughout the afternoon.

It was also a very successful event, and 79% of the items brought in were mended. Seven volunteer repairers worked on 41 items: table lamps, DAB radios, a bread maker, coffee machine, toaster, carpet cleaner, shredder, fan heater, Vent-Axia, garden shears, lawnmower, clock, wrist watch, shoes, jacket, dress, trousers, zippers, sewing machine, slide projector, digital recorder and even a candelabra.

And the comments were lovely:


  • Excellent and fun
    Very impressed
    Friendly and professional
    Very positive, kept informed at all times, a team effort
    Super, very prompt and kind
    Absolutely delighted at the prospect of my clock working again – and also enjoyed the delicious cake.


For progress on a repair that is being completed after the event, contact Cafe Triage on

And the best news is that we will be able to continue with the next Repair Café on the afternoon of Sunday 5 March 2023, due to the generous donations made on the day that allow us to cover the running costs.