Repair Cafe Report

Repair Cafe Report

The doors of Hemyock Parish Hall opened at 10am on Saturday 24th March for the first Blackdown Hills Repair Cafe and over the next couple of hours more than 50 items were brought in for repair. 

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THE REPAIR REVOLUTION IS COMING TO THE BLACKDOWNS!

Start searching your lofts, scouring your garages and rummaging in your spare rooms for those broken, and sometimes cherished, items that otherwise might end up in landfill.  On Saturday 24th March, at Hemyock Village Hall, there will be experts on hand who will try their best to lovingly restore them to full working order, all for the "price" of a small donation!

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MIMICKING NATURE'S GENIUS - Parish article Nov 17

Strolling along a riverbank in the summer, I was captivated by the sight of a kingfisher waiting patiently to catch dinner.  And I was reminded of how the kingfisher had played a vital role in solving a design challenge on the Japanese transit network!  The so-called "bullet train" had one major flaw - it sounded a terrific "boom" whenever it exited a tunnel, and complaints were coming in from affected nearby residents. 

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Repair Cafe - Parish article Oct 17

"I'm sorry, sir/madam, it's not worth repairing;  it would be cheaper to buy a new one.".  How many times have you heard that phrase, I wonder, as you reluctantly consign it to the bin?  The words of American retailing analyst, Victor Lebow, speaking shortly after WW2, might help us understand how this state of affairs has come about.

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