So you want to start a Repair Café?
17th November 2016
Featured as part of Healthy City Week 2016, Bristol’s Repair Cafe movement is going strong – following the success in Fishponds, there is now another Repair café running in Easton (so that makes three across Bristol) and plans for two more in Bedminster and Clifton in the new year.
Repair Cafes are places to meet your neighbours, learn new skills in a supportive environment, mend those things which you don’t want to replace, save money, find a way to stop having to buy new stuff, and help the environment by not filling land-fill sites.
Cafes are enjoyable as their message is that repairing is fun! There is nothing better than watching a room full of people who were strangers moments ago, help each other, connect, share, and become a community!
You can learn more about the impact of repair cafes in this four minute feature on the BBC Martin Evans show when Paul visited the Repair Cafe in St Pauls during Healthy City Week 2016: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04cj43b
New Repair Cafe Toolkit
In this information pack recently launched by Repaid Cafe Bristol, you can benefit from a rundown of what is involved in organising your own Repair Café:
- Finding a venue
- Volunteers and fixers
- Getting the word out
- Money or not?
- Keeping people safe
Download your Repair Cafe Toolkit