Eynsham Repair Café is a community pop-up event, where people who like to fix things meet people with things to repair.
We want to help people to use things for longer, thus saving money and reducing waste. With tea and cake! :-)
Have you got something which need some TLC, or is broken and you haven’t had the time or skills to fix it yourself? A button that needs replacing; a toaster that doesn’t work; a favourite vase that needs gluing for example?
Well, don’t throw it away, bring it to a Repair Café and our volunteers will have go at fixing it! We aim to hold events in Eynsham every 2-3 months.
Our first two events have had a great buzz. On average people brought in 34 items and we were able to fix about 5%, and give advice on 20%. Only a minority couldn't be repaired!
Who are the volunteers?
Repair Café volunteers are local people who like fixing and getting the most out of things. We are all willing to get stuck in. We enjoy fixing and repair, not only to keep our repair skills and knowledge alive but also to help others, and keep things out of landfill!
What’s the catch?
None! We are volunteers wanting to help each other. This means that we cannot guarantee to fix something but we will certainly try and help you out.
We don’t charge for repairs but do ask if you can make a small donation to help us cover the costs of putting on the event.