Repair revolution comes to Bucks
There is a repair revolution gathering pace in Buckinghamshire, and the County Council is encouraging people to take part in the county’s Repair Cafés – and maybe even start one themselves in their local area.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places where people come together to repair things. Visitors bring their broken items from home and, working together with specialists, make repairs which means that the item continues its useful life rather than becoming part of the vast amount of rubbish our society produces.
And the idea is spreading! There are over 1,500 Repair Cafés worldwide, and Buckinghamshire is now home to three.
The Marlow Repair Café has been going for over year, Aston Clinton has recently held its first event and Princes Risborough is just starting out.
Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: “It’s been called the throwaway society – the tendency to simply replace an item with something new when the slightest fault or damage occurs.”
“That’s where the Repair Café comes in. It’s a place where people get together to share practical knowledge, and have fun mending and repairing their things to give them a new lease of life.”
“If you have a broken item, want to volunteer your skills or just want to find out what it’s all about, why not pop along to a Repair Café near you?”
Bi-monthly Saturday repair cafe alongside the Marlow Market in All Saints Church Hall, 10am – 1pm – 4th April, 6th June, 1st August, 3rd October www.transitionmarlow.org/home/repaircafe/
Every second Saturday of the month from 9am till 12 noon
Princes Risborough: Visit www.recycleforbuckinghamshire.co.uk/news/repair-revolution for details
Another Repair Café been set up in Haddenham – first Sunday of every month, which makes the next one on March 1st, see the link below for futher info https://zeroch.org/repair-cafe/