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Burwell is hosting its next Repair Cafe on Sunday 10th December 2023, 14:00 – 17:00 hrs at Mandeville Hall, Tan House Lane Burwell CB25 0AR For booking details, opening times and directions please visit https://www.burwellrepaircafe.org
It’s fourth Repair Cafe that was successfully run in September 2023 when 547kg of carbon emissions were prevented as a result of 28 successful repairs being carried out: that is equivalent to the amount of CO2 produced by watching television non-stop for 2.6 years or driving from Cambridge to Glasgow and back – twice!
Repair Cafes are community events that match people who need items repaired with people who like fixing things. The international Repair Cafe movement began in Amsterdam, and now there are over two thousand around the world. Repair Cafes are non-commercial and the repairs are done free-of-charge, although voluntary donations are very welcome. There are no promises and no guarantees, but if something can be saved the repairers will do their very best. Repairers are always keen to teach visitors how to do the repair themselves, or at least have them watch while they do it. The items brought along for repair can include clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, tools, toys, and much more.
Burwell Repair Cafe is a community initiative arising from Burwell Parish Council’s Climate Forum.