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Cornwall Repair Cafe Network


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What is a Repair Café?

It’s a free meeting place where people can get together to:

  • alter or mend clothes 
  • fix broken furniture, electrical gadgets, bikes, toys, crockery and more

Want to learn how to:

  • Sew on a button?
  • Fix a zip to a coat?
  • Wire a plug?

There are basic skills that can help us get by day-to-day that can extend the life of the things we buy. Repair cafes offer the opportunity for people to learn something new by chatting and watching the volunteer repairers.

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Cornwall Repair Café Network

The Cornwall Repair Café Network is here to support repair cafes. Both start-ups and those that have been running for a while. With the wider aim of creating a community, teaching new skills and challenging the throw-away culture. 

Its benefits include:

  • Connection to a Cornwall-wide network of repair cafes
  • Access to public liability insurance at no cost to you
  • Joining a directory of repair cafes in Cornwall
  • Promotion of your events on social media through the Cornwall Recycles, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Repair Cafe Network channels on
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram 
  • Access to a step-by-step guide which includes
    • advice on governance
    • venue selection
    • sample risk assessments
    • and monitoring forms

Where can I find my nearest Repair Cafe?

Currently there are 23 repair cafes across Cornwall. These generally occur on a monthly basis and are run by groups of volunteers in each of the the different venues.

May/June 2024 Programme

Location  (In alphabetical order) Cafe Date
Bude Repair Cafe Bude, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Berries Community Centre, Berries Avenue
Saturday 25 May
Calstock Calstock Repair Café, 10am - 2pm
Calstock Village Hall, The Quay
Sunday 19 May
Carnon Downs MyFeock Community Repair Cafe, 10am - 11am
The Hub, Carnon Community Methodist Church Hall
Tuesday 28 May
Coverack Coverack Repair Cafe, 2pm - 4pm
St Peter's Church Hall, Coverack
Thursday
6 June
Falmouth Falmouth Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Princess Pavillion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth
Sunday 9 June
Godolphin

Godolphin Repair Cafe, 2pm - 4pm
The Old Chapel, Godolphin Cross, TR13 9RA

Tuesday 4 June
Hayle Hayle Repair Cafe, 3pm - 5pm
Hayle Day Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle
Saturday 8 June
Helston Helston Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Old Cattle Market, Coronation Park
Sunday 2 June
Liskeard Liskeard Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane
Saturday 8 June
Looe  Looe Shedders, 10am - 12pm
St Martins Parish Hall, St Martins Road
Saturday 8 June
Lostwithiel Lostwithiel Repair Cafe, 10am - 1pm
Lostwithiel Community Centre
Pleyber Christ Way, PL22 0HE
Saturday 1 June
Mullion Mullion Repair Cafe, 10am - 11:30am
Mullion Village Hall
Friday 7 June
Penryn Penryn Repair Café, 6pm-8pm
Penryn Temperance Hall
Thursday 6 June
Penzance Penzance Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
32 Alverton Street, Penzance
Saturday 25 May
Portreath Upcycle Kernow, 11am - 2pm
Portreath Retail Park, New Portreath Road
Sunday 19 May
St Austell St Austell Repair Cafe, 1pm - 3pm
Light and Life Centre, Brunel Business Park,  The Sidings
Saturday 8 June
St Just St Just Care and Repair, 11am - 2pm
St Just Woman's Institute
Sunday 2 June
Saltash Saltash Repair Cafe, 10am - 1pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Station Road

Saturday 8 June

Stoke Climsland Stoke Climsland Repair Cafe, 9am - 1pm
Old School, Stoke Climsland, PL17 8NY
Saturday 18 May
Torpoint Torpoint Library and Community Hub, 10am - 2pm
Fore Street, PL11 2AG
Sunday 26 May
Tregrehan Carlyon Parish Repair Cafe, 11am - 2pm
Tregrehan Chapel, Chapel Lane
Saturday 25 May
Tregony Tregony Repair Cafe, 1pm-3pm
Tregony Village Hall, Tregony
Saturday 25 May
Truro Truro Repair Cafe, 10am - 12pm
36a St Austell Street, TR1 1SE
Saturday 1 June

 

Join the network

In order to benefit from the network, all we ask is that you complete the form below. This will give us permission to share your details with other members as well as give feedback about your events. In return, we will send you a Repair Café Pack (PDF) and an opportunity to share in its benefits. We would also recommend joining the Cornwall Repair Cafe Network Facebook group:

Join the Cornwall Repair Cafe Network

 

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