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!
Over the past few months, we've been gathering together volunteer repairers with skills in clothing and textiles, bikes, small electrical appliances, garden tools, small items of furniture, computers and toys who are happy to pass on their knowledge and expertise so that fewer items that could otherwise be repaired find their way to the tip. Other than the obvious environmental advantages, this is a wonderful way to pass on much needed skills (people bringing items for repair are encouraged to watch and learn from their volunteer "buddy") while, at the same time, honouring those who have these, often dying, skills.
We could still do with one or two more qualified "sparks" and "computer buffs" on our team and as we are, initially at least, only going to run the Repair Cafe once every two months (on the fourth Saturday of March, May etc), hopefully this won't be too onerous. So, if this could be YOU, please get in touch because you'll be helping a great community initiative get up and running!
Pop the date - Saturday, 24th March - in your diary and come along to celebrate the launch of our new Repair Cafe. Look out for further details on our Facebook page (RepairCafeBlackdowns) and here next month.
And, oh yes, did I mention there will be cake?
Trisha Comrie (E: email@example.com T: 01823 602908) Blackdown Hills Transition Group