Broken gadgets? Help is on hand at Repair Cafe

Published on 14th September 2016

Broken camera

Experts from IT Schools Africa will be the ‘guest repairers’ at next month’s Repair Cafe.

On Saturday 1 October, 10am – 1pm, the cafe at St Andrew’s Church will be open to member of the public for free advice and simple repairs on electric appliances such as laptops, tablets and MP3 players.

The Regeneration Repair Cafe launched back in May. Since then, the cafe has opened on the first Saturday of each month to offer free help with repairing household electrical items, textiles and if booked in advance, even bikes.

Cheltenham Borough Council fully supports the initiative which is being led by Vision 21, University of Gloucestershire Product Design students and the Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team.

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment said: "The aim behind the repair cafe is to keep things out of landfill. All too often we are quick to throw away items which could be repaired.  I am delighted that volunteers from IT Schools Africa will be joining the cafe next month and I hope that people will go along with any items that could benefit from their expertise."

For more information about the Repair Cafe, contact Claire on 01242 224321.


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