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Repair Café helps you fix it!

  • Learn to mend your broken items yourself with support from skilled volunteers.

  • Enjoy giving your things a new lease of life and appreciate them again.

  • Help reduce waste and stop things going to landfill

Llandrindod Repair Café has been running since June 2014, and was chosen by The Guardian as one of 17 top community projects from around the UK in their "Live Better" Community Project series.

The Repair Café idea began in Amsterdam in 2007 and has since been taken up all round the world.

Upcoming Repair Café dates

Saturday 8th September 2018  -  2:00pm to 5:00pm at Centre CELF

and on the second Saturday of every month throughout 2018 (Closed December and January).

More information

Download a copy of the Repair Cafe house rules

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Check out our photo archive on Flickr

The August Repair Cafe has been buzzing with activities. Some of the repairing highlights which were saved from going to the tip included a classic-style toaster, two children's bicycles, a dining chair, a large garden umbrella and a pair of spectacles. In addition the Cafe also hosted demonstrations on how to make your own reusable shopping bags from recycled textiles during the afternoon. Volunteers from the Hereford Morsbags group showed Repair Cafe visitors how easy and fun it is to make these sturdy washable bags from a very simple pattern. Each bag is completely unique and you can go as creative as you like when making them.

The Morsbags idea began in 2007 and hundreds of thousands are now made worldwide as a response to the hideous numbers of plastic bags polluting and damaging our environment. All bags made are handed out completely free of charge and all that is asked is that you use them instead of a plastic bag.

Several people had a go at sewing their own individual bag from a choice of colourful recycled fabrics. Good quality donated fabric to make the bags such as curtains, tablecloths and remnants were all used to fashion these attractive shopping bags.

The bags were very simple to make in around 15 - 20 minutes under tuition from the ladies of the Hereford Morsbags circle who kindly donated their free time for this event. Many visitors also carried a ready-made Morsbag home for replacing their old plastic carrier bags.

If you fancy creating one yourself at home, you can find the free Morsbags pattern here.

It was eight years ago that Martine Postma organised the very first Repair Café. On 18th October 2009, dozens of residents brought their broken items to a theatre in Amsterdam. Now there are 1,300 Repair Cafés in 33 countries, spread across six continents.

Help us celebrate by bringing along your items for repair on Saturday 14th October.

Our usual range of fixperts will be offering their services to help repair your broken stuff and to help you learn to fix it yourself!

At the Repair Café on July 8th we handed over a load of tools that our generous visitors have donated over the past few months.  Ian Jones from Tools for Self Reliance Cymru (second from right in the photo) also brought along a range of new gardening tools for sale made by the community organisations in Africa that they support.  Also in the photo are a number of our regular "fixperts" who between them repair dozens of items at each Café.

Do you know anyone interested in setting up a Repair Cafe in their own area?

On the morning of Saturday 11th March we will be running a workshop session for people who want to learn from our experience of running the Llandrindod Repair Cafe.

For full details and to book a place visit the Repair Cafe Workshop page on Eventbrite.  Places are limited and booking is essential.

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... and also your old mobile phones and other gadgets.
Reduce waste and support TLT at the same time!

Details here...