How often has something you own broken down and eventually ended up in the bin? It is increasingly difficult to find a repair service for electronic and mechanical items, furniture, clothes and toys.
Reading Transition Town have set up regular “Repair Cafes”, where volunteers with a range of skills will have a go at repairs, provide advice or help you to do it yourself. They provide help with a wide range of items such as:
- Mechanical items
- Computers (hardware/software)
- Tool sharpening
They will also help with craft projects you’re working on and are open once a month. The “Repair Cafes” are held either in rLab, Unit C1, Weldale Street or at the Reading International Support Centre (RISC) in London Street.
Phil Chatfield, based on information from Reading Transition Town