Cottenham's Repair Cafés have now been going for over two years, during which time, we have looked at over a hundred and eighty items, and fixed half of them! We've saved well over half a ton of household items from ending up in landfill!
If you have something that's broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, bring it along to the next Repair Café - there's no charge. We repair all kinds of things - from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments, clothes - 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.
Now that you know what we can do - why not bring something else along to the next one? Or if you're a whiz at repairing things, come along as a repairer (and bring your own tools, if you can).
Book here to let us know you're coming, and then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Absolutely anything you can carry! (We don't promise we can repair it, of course.)
Is it essential to book beforehand?
No, you can just turn up. You may have to wait, but there's a lovely coffee shop to wait in!
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.
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?
There is no parking outside the Community Centre. Please park elsewhere in the village, and hand-carry your item to us.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call 0845 123 2688, or email email@example.com.
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.