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Cottenham Repair Cafe #15

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CB24 8RZ

Cottenham Community Centre

250A, High Street

Cottenham

CB24 8RZ

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If you have something that's broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, why not bring it along to the Repair Café at the Cottenham Community Centre? We repair all kinds of things - from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments - almost anything you can carry, in fact! We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself. Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time.

Cottenham's Repair Cafés have been running for four years, and are now established as the village's favourite way to get everyday items fixed.

If you're a whiz at repairing things, and can spare a few hours on the day, come along as a repairer - show what you can do, and learn new repair techniques from other repairers. We have a very comprehensive toolkit and supply of consumables, donated by Draper Tools and Mackays of Cambridge, so you don't even need to bring your own tools, unless you want to!

Actually, booking on this website isn't mandatory. It's helpful if you can let us know ahead of time what you plan to bring, and what the problem is, as it will increase the chances of us having the correct tools and spares. Book here to let us know you're coming, and then please send an email to cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk, telling us what you're planning to bring for repair - or if you're a repairer, the kinds of things you're good at fixing.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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FAQs

** What can/can't I bring to the event?

Absolutely anything you can carry! (We don't promise we can repair it, of course.)

** Does it matter at what time I turn up?

Some Repair Cafes organise booking slots (this is essential for the larger events), but at Cottenham, we don't do this. Just come along when it's convenient to you (but please don't bring us something difficult just before we finish!) You may have to wait a little while, but there's a lovely coffee shop......

** Is it essential to book beforehand?

No, you can just turn up. However, it's really helpful to let us know in advance what you're bringing, and what the problem is, in case we need to bring special tools or spares. Please send an email to cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk, and let us know.

** Is there any restriction on what you will tackle?

In fairness to everyone who's waiting, we limit ourselves to 20-30mins per item, which means we can only do very limited things to Apple products, laptops, digital cameras - but if it's something simple, you might be lucky.....

We do ask that what you bring is reasonably clean, so that working on it isn't too unpleasant!

** What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please note that there is no parking at the Community Centre. If you can, please park elsewhere in the village, and hand-carry your item to us.

** Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 08456 444 382, or email cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk.

** Can I make a donation?

If you are pleased with the result, you can make a small donation. This helps to pay for any spares used in the repair, and also pays for a cup of coffee for the repairer. Any profit goes to the Community Centre.

** Can I bring more than one thing?

Yes, but if we're busy, we'll make you go to the back of the queue with the second item.

** Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, this isn't important.

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Cottenham Community Centre

250A, High Street

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CB24 8RZ

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