We’ve had our first AGM, which was a jolly affair, despite the fact that I was totally out of my comfort zone. But I was able to report that we have a ‘Volunteer Group of the Year’ award! We’ve come so far since our ‘kick-off meeting’ in February and starting our Trial Run just seven… Read More November event – Clockfest!
When we first heard about Repair Cafe Weymouth, I offered to make the tea and Judy offered to be a gofer. If we knew then, what we know now, would we have opened our mouths? Well yes, actually! We had no idea what we were letting ourselves in for, but wouldn’t have it any other… Read More Making progress October’s Repair Cafe
After 2 months off for an amazing summer of sun, sea and sausages, Repair Cafe Weymouth returned on Saturday 14th September for its best ever repair event. We had an amazing 93 items brought in for repair that may otherwise have ended up in landfill or, at best, left languishing unused in a loft. So… Read More Best ever after a summer off
Repair Cafe was the idea of Martine Postma who held the first ever event on the 18th October 2009 in Amsterdam. Jump forward nearly 10 years, and I saw a Facebook post from Ros, that she was thinking of starting up a Repair Cafe in Weymouth. So I did what most people do these days,… Read More Thank you to repair cafe volunteers
Weymouth’s Repair Cafe continues to go from strength to strength. In June we had our second event at The Palm House Cafe. It was fantastic see the local community turn out in force with broken items they would like to save from landfill. We were busy from before we opened to long after we should… Read More We’re still learning
There was a buzz in the air at Palm House for Repair Cafe on 11 May. 85 items were brought in. Most were fixed and some would take a little longer to repair or needed extra parts. The repairers were enjoying the challenge. A hot tub pump was fixed saving £500 to replace. The owner… Read More Repair Cafe off to a flying start.
To ensure we are ready for the launch of Repair Cafe Weymouth on 11 May 2019 we had a trial run for friends and family of volunteers on 13 April. We set up volunteer repairers at the right tables, introduced them to the key organisers, gave them freshly printed name tags, explained processes and safety,… Read More Friends and Family trial launch
Do you know what a Repair Cafe is? I didn’t until my daughter in Australia sent me this link repaircafe.org and said “Wouldn’t this be a good idea for Weymouth? Why don’t you put it on a Weymouth Facebook page?” I did, hoping someone else would pick it up and run with it. They didn’t,… Read More Starting Repair Cafe Weymouth