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!
So this weekend we wanted to tell you about one of our favourite repair help sites. iFixit.com is full of guides on fixing electrical and non-electrical items, and if you're a fixer you can upload your own step-by-step guides on repairing things to help the community grow even more. They've got guides for fixing a … Continue reading Tips: iFixit.com
So you've been out for your windswept daily exercise and you're wondering what to do with the rest of your day? How about repairing something? We'll be posting ideas each week, and if you have questions to pose to our volunteers about your repairs, just message us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org This … Continue reading Tips: Sewing
Last month, we took part in Big Fix 2020, along with another 65 Repair Cafes across the country, and thankfully Storm Dennis didn't stop people from getting out and getting fixing! The numbers are now in and there were an amazing.....drum roll, please.... 2981 items brought in75.5% repair rate918 volunteers involvedand 1974 people attended events. … Continue reading An amazing 2253 repairs in just one day!
Join us in our push for more repairable, longer-lasting smartphones. We love and depend on them, but they shouldn’t cost the earth! https://youtu.be/3NMfgZsB2no They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Cracked screens, weak batteries, broken charging ports… We’d like to fix them, but instead we end up buying a new smartphone because repairs are … Continue reading We need your help!
So this Saturday is our regular Repair Café event in Portsmouth, but we're also part of the Big Fix 2020. There will be well over 100 repair events happening all across the UK this Saturday; utilising more than 900 volunteers; over 2,800 hours of volunteer time; attempting to fix over 2000 items! The estimate is … Continue reading #BigFix2020 This Saturday
...and to end we wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a great start to 2020. We've really enjoyed starting Repair Café in Portsmouth, and are now starting to work with communities across the city and in neighbouring areas to get more going. So if you're interested in starting one where you live, do … Continue reading The end of a decade…