Green light for ‘repair cafe’
A DROP-IN centre in Bollington has launched a free ‘repair café’.
People visiting the Bridgend Centre, on Palmerston Street, will be able to get broken items repaired for free in return for a donation to the centre.
The idea is to reduce the amount of repairable items which would otherwise go to landfill.
Roland Edwards, from the centre, said: “Repair cafes were first started in Amsterdam in 2009 and there are now 1,300 worldwide, with 230 in the UK; but only one in Cheshire.
“The concept of the repair café is that the public can bring broken items, such as clothes, electrical appliances, computers, bicycles and furniture and be shown how to repair them by experts.
“The experts, who provide their services for free, help pass on their knowledge to the public, and the repairing helps contribute to the community becoming more sustainable.”
The next repair café will be on Saturday, July 15, from 10am am to 1pm.
The Bridgend Centre is a community hub which aims to improve social inclusion. As well as the repair café, there is a charity shop, workshop and guided walks.