Sidmouth launches repair cafe

PUBLISHED: 11:01 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 27 September 2018

The steering group of the Repair Cafe outside Sidmouth Youth Centre. Picture: Repair Cafe

The steering group of the Repair Cafe outside Sidmouth Youth Centre. Picture: Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe

Broken-down household appliances, wobbly furniture, tatty clothes and malfunctioning gadgets no longer have to be sent on a one-way trip to the tip.

A new Repair Café is opening in Sidmouth with a team of ‘fixers’, who have the skills and know-how to mend almost anything the public bring in.

The first one takes place at the Youth Centre in Manstone Lane tomorrow (Saturday), and from then they will be held on the last Saturday of every month.

The team behind it have been recruiting people with skills in sewing, darning, carpentry, electronics and mechanics, who can carry out the repairs and also pass on their know-how to visitors.

Angie Carney, the group’s lead, has been really pleased with the enthusiastic response so far. “It’s great to see the community getting behind it!” she added.

Entry is free but donations are welcome, and refreshments will be available.

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