Cornwall Repair Cafe Network


What is a Repair Café?Lady sewing red material

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.

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 cafesCornwall Repair Cafe Network logo
  • 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 over a dozen repair cafes across Cornwall. These generally occur on an monthly basis and are run by groups of volunteers in each of the the different venues.

February 2023 Programme

Location  (In Alphabetical order) Cafe Date
Bude Repair Cafe Bude, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Neetside Community Centre
Saturday 25 Feb
Carnon Downs MyFeock Community Repair Cafe, 10am - 11am
The Hub, Carnon Community Methodist Church Hall, Carnon Downs
Tuesday 28 Feb
Falmouth Falmouth Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Princess Pavillion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth
Sunday 12 Feb
Liskeard Liskeard Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane
Saturday 11 Feb
Looe  Looe Shedders, 10am - 12pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Station Road
Saturday 11 Feb
Mullion Mullion Repair Cafe, 10am - 11:30am
Mullion Village Hall
Friday 3 Feb
Penryn Penryn Repair Café, 6pm-8pm
Penryn Temperance Hall
Thursday 2 Feb
Penzance Penzance Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street
Saturday 25 Feb
Portreath Upcycle Kernow, 11am - 2pm
Portreath Retail Park, New Portreath Road
Sunday 19 Feb
St Austell St Austell Repair Cafe, 1pm - 3pm
Community Bank, St Austell
Sunday 26 Feb
St Just St Just Care and Repair, 11am - 2pm
St Just Woman's Institute
Sunday 5 Feb
Saltash Saltash Repair Cafe, 10am - 1pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Station Road
Saturday 11 Feb
Tregrehan Carlyon Bay Repair Cafe, 11am - 2pm
Tregrehan Methodist Church Hall
Saturday 25 Feb
Truro Truro Repair Cafe, 10am - 12pm
Truro Community Library, Union Place
Saturday 4 Feb

 

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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