Repair Cafe

Are you handy? Do you hate waste? Could you share your repair skills and give broken items a new lease of life?

We need skilled volunteers to act as ‘Fixers’ at a series of Repair Café events in Bournemouth.

Transition Bournemouth and Bournemouth Council want to encourage local people to consider repairing damaged items, even if they are unsure how, by ‘asking the expert’ at a Repair Café and learning new skills for next time as the item is fixed.

This initiative aims to reduce landfill, challenge throwaway culture, and bring together people from all walks of life in the local community to share tools, time, knowledge, and ideas.

We are looking for various ‘Fixers’ to give as much or as little time as they can spare, including people who are handy with:

– Clothing/textiles
– Small electrical appliances (including laptops and mobile ‘phones)
– Bicycles
– Furniture/wooden objects

Not a repair expert but fancy being involved?

Repair Cafés also need welcome volunteers to act as a host or hostess. You provide everyone with coffee and tea, help new visitors at the reception table and act as a contact for the ‘Fixers’ and the visitors in the Repair Café.

Interested? Take a look at our Facebook page, e-mail us at to find out more!

Our events planned for 2019 fall on the third Saturday of each month, and are usually in the large meeting room upstairs in Bournemouth Library (The Triangle). Here is a complete list of dates and locations:

19/01/19 – Bournemouth Library
16/02/19 – Bournemouth Library
16/03/19 – Bournemouth Library
20/04/19 – Eco Hub, Poole Dolphin Centre
18/05/19 – Bournemouth Library
15/06/19 – Bournemouth Library
20/07/19 – Bournemouth Library
17/08/19 – Eco Hub, Poole Dolphin Centre
21/09/19 – Bournemouth Library
19/10/19 – Bournemouth Library
16/11/19 – Bournemouth Library



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