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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 and 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 supports start-up repair cafes as well as those that have been running for a while. Our wider aim is to create a community, teaching new skills and challenging the throw-away culture. 

Benefits of the Repair Café Network 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, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Berries Community Centre, Berries Avenue
Saturday 27 July
Calstock Calstock Repair Café, 10am - 2pm
Calstock Village Hall, The Quay
Sunday 21 July
Carnon Downs MyFeock Community Repair Cafe, 10am - 11am
The Hub, Carnon Community Methodist Church Hall
Tuesday 30 July
Coverack Coverack Repair Cafe, 2pm - 4pm
St Peter's Church Hall, Coverack
4 July
Falmouth Falmouth Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Princess Pavillion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth
Sunday 14 July

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

Tuesday 2 July
Hayle Hayle Repair Cafe, 3pm - 5pm
Hayle Day Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle
Saturday 13 July
Helston Helston Repair Cafe, 1:30pm - 4pm
Old Cattle Market, Coronation Park
Sunday 7 July
Launceston  Launceston Repair Cafe, 9:30am - 12:30pm
St John Ambulance Hall, Westgate Street
Saturday 6 July
Liskeard Liskeard Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane
Saturday 13 July
Looe  Looe Shedders, 10am - 12pm
St Martins Parish Hall, St Martins Road
Saturday 13 July
Lostwithiel Lostwithiel Repair Cafe, 10am - 1pm
Lostwithiel Community Centre
Pleyber Christ Way, PL22 0HE
Saturday 6 July
Mullion Mullion Repair Cafe, 10am - 11:30am
Mullion Village Hall
Friday 5 July
Penryn Penryn Repair Café, 6pm-8pm
Penryn Temperance Hall
Thursday 4 July
Penzance Penzance Repair Cafe, 1pm - 4pm
32 Alverton Street, Penzance
Saturday 27 July
Portreath Upcycle Kernow, 11am - 2pm
Portreath Retail Park, New Portreath Road
Sunday 21 July
St Austell St Austell Repair Cafe, 1pm - 3pm
Light and Life Centre, Brunel Business Park,  The Sidings
Saturday 13 July
St Just St Just Care and Repair, 11am - 2pm
St Just Woman's Institute
Sunday 7 July
Saltash Saltash Repair Cafe, 10am - 1pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Station Road

Saturday 13 July

Stoke Climsland Stoke Climsland Repair Cafe, 9am - 1pm
Old School, Stoke Climsland, PL17 8NY
Saturday 20 July
Torpoint Torpoint Library and Community Hub, 10am - 2pm
Fore Street, PL11 2AG
Sunday 28 July
Tregrehan Carlyon Parish Repair Cafe, 11am - 2pm
Tregrehan Chapel, Chapel Lane
Saturday 27 July
Tregony Tregony Repair Cafe, 1pm-3pm
Tregony Village Hall, Tregony
Saturday 27 July
Truro Truro Repair Cafe, 10am - 12pm
36a St Austell Street, TR1 1SE
Saturday 6 July


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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