It's been great to be back these past couple of months, and we've seen 52 items since June, with 35 of them being fixed and a further 15 repairable. That's lots of items avoiding the bin and a lot of carbon emissions saved (in fact the equivalent of watching over a month's worth of TV … Continue reading Fratton & Southsea Open for Bookings
We'll be running our July event in the say way that we did in June, with lots of cleaning, mask wearing, ventilation and social distancing, as well as our a new booking system. If you have something to bring, we need you to fill in a booking form with as much information as you can … Continue reading We’re taking booking requests for July
It was brilliant to be back fixing this month, and although we had to trial quite a few changes to keep everyone safe, it still held much of the community repair joy that we know and love. We helped with 22 different items including a drill, strimmers, sewing machines, bracelet, jacket, watering can and victorian … Continue reading So great to be back at last
The whole team is so excited to be welcoming you back this month...it's been far too long! Of course to keep everyone safe we'll be doing things a bit differently, so as well as lots of cleaning, mask wearing, ventilation and social distancing, we're introducing a new booking system. If you have something to bring, … Continue reading We’re back – with a few changes!
We hope you've found our 'Tips' useful over the past few weeks, and it's been great to see what people have been fixing. It's going to be a while before we can meet in our usual format, so we're now taking some time to work out if there is anything else that we can do … Continue reading What next for Repair Café?
Have you got a stash in the bottom of your jewellery box? Things that you don't want to part with, but haven't had the time to fix? Maybe now is the moment? Sadly you can't pop in this month and see our wonderful jewellery repairers, but there are many places online with tips and tricks. … Continue reading Tips: Costume Jewellery
Across the city people are turning to their bikes to get out and about. The weather has been glorious, the roads are safer than they've been for decades for cyclists, and whether your getting to you're work shift or taking the kids out for exercise, bikes are making a come-bac If you're dusting off your … Continue reading Tips: Keeping your bike fit
This weekend we're doing a special shout out for experienced sewers. Some of you will have seen in previous posts that women and men across the nation are coming together to make scrubs for the NHS. The local scrubbers team are doing an amazing job, but they still have a large number of requests that … Continue reading A shout out for Team Scrubbers
This month we're celebrating our 2nd Birthday in Portsmouth. Obviously we're not celebrating in quite the way we intended, but we're still 2, with or without a pandemic, so here's a little about what we've done in the past 2 years. We love our monthly sessions and we'll be back with you as soon as … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday to Us
For those of you that have been to a Repair Café session in Portsmouth, you'll know that we have a bell that you ring when something has been fixed. This is so that all the repairers and visitors get a sense of how many things are being fixed, and we can all celebrate together. Trying … Continue reading Tips: Celebrating!