Do you remember when manufacturers used to make things that would last? The cookers and washing machines from the 1950s and 60s which would run and run? The cars that weren’t made of plastic? The furniture that wasn’t flat-pack?
That was a time when it was common to have things repaired rather than just go out and buy new, and the benefit to the planet was obvious: repairing things conserved the world’s resources and also meant that we didn’t throw so much away.
The good news is that things can still be repaired!
We’ve started a Repair Café, initially running in conjunction with the Can Do Café in the small Village Hall every fourth Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon.
We can help with IT and wireless issues at our Repair Café. From November, we will also be offering simple clothes repair. We can probably help you with other items through our cooperation with Ashford Repair Café at the Singleton Environment Centre, who have their own workshop.
Call or message Pat on 07708 239908 to explain what kind of repair you need. If it’s something we can deal with at the monthly Can-Do Café, she will need to arrange a slot for you.