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Monthly repair cafe launched in Newtown

 
Created on 09/01/2020 @ 13:08
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A partnership has been set up run a monthly repair cafe at Newtown's Glanhafren Market Hall.

SkillShop, a local venture championing sustainability and green education, has entered into the partnership with Repair Café Wales and the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust.

The cafe will allow people to bring items that aren't working to be fixed without charge to allow them to be used instead of replaced.

The first event will take place on Saturday, 1 February between 10am and 3pm.
 
Repair cafés are pop-up events where volunteers fix household items for free in order to reduce waste, demonstrate skills, and bring the community together.

Chris Powell, Project Manager for SkillShop said: "Newtown’s Market Hall is traditionally a place where the community have come together. We now invite you to bring your broken items to this historic, central location whereby our volunteers will endeavour to fix them free of charge, positively encouraging re-use and repair over disposal and buying anew.

"Bring your broken items and watch or assist in their repair, whilst enjoying refreshments and the other attractions Glanhafren has to offer.

"We should be able to receive and assist with general items, electrical items (we have the ability to PAT test) and textiles."
 
If you would like to know more, or to offer your services as a repair volunteer, contact Chris on 07572 731472 or email chris@skill-shop.org.uk
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