Riverside’s Repair Cafe

Unfortunately our Repair Cafe is currently closed:

There are Repair Cafes in Llandaff, Ely, Penarth, Cathays, Grangetown, Rhiwbina, Splott –
See https://repaircafewales.org/events/

We need volunteers for our new repair café on Tues 21 Sep 3-6pm at Brunel St

Fixers – we particularly need someone with sewing/sewing machine experience to do simple clothes repairs and people who can fix electrical items

Volunteer roles – informal training supplied

Meet and greet, Electric forms:  items for repair are entered onto a website using our/their smart phones/lap tops and people can need a fair bit of support to successfully enter stuff for repair. So someone good at IT and helping others for this.

Setting up: putting out chairs tables and a gazebo in the garden about an hour before the session & taking back down.

Coffee tea making – for fixers and visitors if it’s quiet

Social media – promoting the repair café on twitter/FB etc

Please contact Grant on
07724 034165

Tuesday 20th July

The first Riverside repair cafe took place on Tuesday at the Wyndham St Diner.

Dave Hann from http://www.motorlegs.com/ was on hand giving out repairs and advice to cyclists.

Riverside’s first Repair Cafe

A number of items were brought in for review and repair.

Several power tools were given new lease of life. A mobile phone was brought in needing a new digitiser. A TV, that needed a new driver board, unfortunately that was uneconomic to repair. A laptop was brought back to life. And a set of stereo headphones was revamped.

Opehlia https://www.opheliadossantos.com/ was on hand to show how to recycle or rework clothing.

Several items were donated, after repair, to Benthyg https://borrow.benthyg.org/ where you can borrow a whole host of things.

On hand was support from https://repaircafewales.org/ – then next event in Riverside takes place on 21st September in Brunel St.

Grant would like to thank all those ‘fixers’ who gave their time and expertise.

If you can help out with repairing or would like to know more contact Grant via email at: