Repair Cafes

Repair Cafes bring together people who like fixing things with people who have things which are broken. Please bring along your electronics and electricals, household gadgets, tools, toys, clothes, jewellery and bikes. If you can carry it, they’ll probably be able to look at it for you!

All of the below things can be fixed at a Repair Cafe:

  • a broken vase
  • a jammed paper shredder
  • an old sewing machine which won't sew
  • a desk lamp which doesn't work
  • a pair of trousers with a hole in the knee

If you have broken items, you can bring them along to one of the Repair Cafes. There are no promises and no guarantees, but if the repairers have time, and can fix the item, they will do so, free of charge. To be sure your item is looked at its best to book it in. You can book your item in on the Repair Cafe website.  

We help volunteers to set up new Repair Cafes.

Working with voluntary organisations, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge, who run the successful Cambridge Repair Cafe, we have helped set up Repair Cafes in Histon, Waterbeach, Girton, Fulbourn and Sawston. 

Cambridge hardware store Mackays and their suppliers, Draper, have donated a generous toolkit for use at the Repair Cafes.

If you are interested in setting up a Repair Cafe and would like support, or if you would like to volunteer as a repairer, please email us at spep@scambs.gov.uk or call 01954 713070.

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