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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 12th August 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Centre CELF

and on the second Saturday of every month throughout 2017.

Download a copy of the Repair Cafe house rules

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At Ashfield Community Enterprise, Howey.
Saturday 12th September, 11am - 4pm

TLT are supporting the Ashfield Harvest Festival by running a mini Repair Café.  

The last time we ran the Repair Café at Ashfield we sharpened a record of 47 items!!   The sharpening bench will be returning to see if we can beat that record, so bring along your shears, knives, axes and any other hand or gardening tools that need their blades restoring.

Also on the Repair Café stand, Hilary Macaulay will be showing you how to build bird boxes from offcuts of timber.  Come along and see how you could do it yourself.

 
 

Llandrindod Town Crier opens Anniversary Repair CafeEveryone enjoyed a happy and hectic afternoon during the first anniversary celebrations of Llandrindod Repair Café on July 18th 2015. 

The special Anniversary Café in the Rock Park was opened by Jan Swindale, the Llandrindod Town Crier and Chris Rouse, the Mayor of Llandrindod, cut the delicious anniversary cake. 

A novel item coming in for repair was a light sabre ... May the Force be with us! 

Other broken items which were repaired included a lawnmower, a vacuum cleaner, two stereos, a teasmade, a small cabinet and a vintage typewriter. Sharpening was popular as usual, with many garden shears, knives, lawnmower blades, loppers and secateurs receiving a sharp edge.

The Great Chair Repair Challenge was also a big success on the day. An old broken and unloved kitchen chair was saved from going to the tip and it was chalk painted by Patrick from "Junk & Disorderly" and re-upholstered by furniture fixer Hilary. The revamped chair looked magnificent and was raffled and taken home by the delighted winners. 

Check out our Flickr and Facebook pages for more photos of the day.

Cutting the anniversary cake at the Llandrindod Repair Cafe first anniversary

A short video was made of the day which gives a guided tour of all the activities. 

Llandrindod Repair Cafe ReceptionLlandrindod Repair Cafe is one of only 19 repair cafes in the UK, so we are rather lucky to have one right here in lovely Mid Wales.

As we are approaching our first anniversary, it is nice to reflect on all the many things we have repaired and helped saved from the tip.

Did you know that over 70% of broken items brought in are actually fixed by our gallant volunteers? From bicycles to bric a brac, clothes to computers, shears to scissors, they'll give it new life. We can't yet mend your gammy leg or car, but a friendly chat and a cuppa are always on offer at the Repair Cafe!

Repair Cafe FixpertsDon't miss the April Repair Café

April 11th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
at the Rock Park Heritage Centre

We're back to our customary venue in the Rock Park Heritage Centre for the Repair Café on April 11th.  With any luck it will suddenly turn into summer before then, and everything will be outdoors under the canopy...  If not, we will be running the event inside the Heritage Centre.

There's a plan to have a special session on patching clothes (especially jeans - or, rather, anything that can be patched with denim!), so if you've got any garments that are getting a little threadbare we will have the wherewithal to solve the problem!

Our usual range of fixperts will also be on hand to help you repair pretty much anything that can be repaired. We'll also be back with the popular sharpening table - putting a new edge on any household, garden or carpentry tools that have become blunted with use - eg your scissors, garden shears or chisels.

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