What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes?
How can we help you?
Various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge.
Tools and materials will also be on hand. People visiting the Repair Café will bring along their broken items from home. Toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys, crockery... anything that is broken is welcome and can more than likely be repaired. The Repair Café specialists almost always have the know-how.
Come and join us at Waltham Chase Methodist Church, on Curdridge Lane, SO322LD, on the 1st Saturday of the month everything centres on making repairs. Starting from 10am and ending at 12noon,
By promoting repairs, Meon Valley Repair Cafe wants to help reduce mountains of waste. This is absolutely necessary, according to Tizz. "We throw away piles of stuff in the U.K. Even things which practically have nothing wrong with them, and which could easily be used again after a simple repair. Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired. Repair Café wants to change all that."
Cllr Rob Humby seen below opening the Repair Cafe said that "Hampshire County Council spends £100million a year on waste" Let's see if we can help reduce this.
What we do
Repair Café is also meant to put neighbours in touch with each other in a new way. And to discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.
Tizz: "If you repair a bike, a CD player or a pair of trousers together with a previously unfamiliar neighbour, you look at that person in a different light the next time you run into them on the street. Jointly making repairs can lead to pleasant contacts in the neighbourhood."