The very first Repair Cafe took place in The Netherlands in 2009 and since then they have spread worldwide. The concert is very simple, people bring their broken things that would otherwise be thrown away and replaced to a local, regular venue where volunteers with skills to share try to fix them for free. And whilst all the mending is happening people get to meet their neighbours have the chance to enjoy tea and cake. What’s not to love!

We re-opened our Repair Café in Brislington in January 2022 after a break due to corvid at a new Venue for us St Cuthbert’s Church

The Café will meet at St Cuthbert’s Church Sandy Park Rd, Brislington, Bristol BS4 3PG
Dates are 3rd Saturday of the month 10-12pm starting Jan 20th 2024 ( we do not hold café’s in August or December due to holidays)

Thanks – St Annes / Brislington Repair Café – BS4

please see the café’s facebook page for more info https://www.facebook.com/BS4repair/

For future events and more info on the group please see our restarters Repair page https://restarters.net/group/view/461

we are also a member of the international repair café’s

https://www.repaircafe.org/en/cafe/bristol-repair-cafe-bs4/

Brislington and St Annes Repair Café have made a real impact fixing electronics and preventing waste. you can see a record of our successful repairs below

 equivalent of the CO2 emissions that our group has prevented

JellyTech Academy

Oasis Community Hub presents: Jellytech Academy, an intergenerational technology support group for over 60s. Elders in our community are invited to our drop-in sessions. Come along and have a hot drink while you chat to our students about how to make the most of your device. Learn how to get online, video call your family, listen to your favourite music and more! When is it? Every Tuesday at 3.15pm-4.10pm, starting on the 8th November. Where is it? In the Community Hub, Oasis Academy Brislington, Hungerford Rd, BS4 5EY. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hannah Lind at hannah.lind@oasisbrislington.org or 07342076636.

BS4 Repair Cafe Resources

On-line Guides

Ever heard of the famous Repair Cafes but no idea how it works ? Here’s a handy guide to find out everything you need to know before going to a Repair Cafe. https://repairtogether.be/en/repair-cafe-instructions-for-use/

Local Repair Resources

local businesses

Sources for tools parts and spares

local

On-line

guidance on recycling almost anything

Looking for a Repair café near you then  the map on the Community Repair Network’s website displays most of the community repair groups (repair cafés etc.) in the UK. The data comes from a number of sources, including Repair Café International, Restarters.net and many of the other networks within the network (CRN), as well as individual organisers adding their own groups.

Repair Finder

I wanted to share a bit about my side project, The Repair Finder, which was born out of organising the Marlow Repair Café.

Some people would turn up to the Repair Café just wanting something repaired “as a service”. Other people bring in items that need very specific skills or are a bigger project (e.g. antique clocks). We all are aware that a significant barrier to repair is knowing where to go, so I decided to build The Repair Finder for those seeking a commercial repair solution. Think Checkatrade or Trustatrader, but for repair businesses across the UK.

The idea is that repair businesses register and pay a (small) annual fee, which allows them to tailor their profile. Anyone can leave a review for any business (fee paying or not). Profits from the platform will be reinvested back into the repair community.

At the moment I have manually added 2500+ businesses across the UK, but many more are missing. Let me know if your favourite one(s) are not there. Or if you know of (local authority) grants that would pay for my time to search for them in specific areas.

Please use the platform and let me know your thoughts, comments or suggestions.

Please spread the word, in your communities & circles and to your visitors.

Website: www.therepairfinder.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/therepairfinder

Medium: https://medium.com/@therepairfinder/

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