Repair cafe returns next month


Wilmslow's Repair Café, similar to the TV programme Repair Shop, is returning next month - helping people to make things last longer and save money.

The event is organised by Transition Wilmslow, who believe each repair completed can prevent 24 kg of CO 2 emissions.

A team of volunteers offer repairs to electrical, wooden, furniture, textiles, bikes and jewellery items as well as offering computer advice. For every Each repair completed at our Repair Café can prevent 24 kg of CO 2 Emissions

Ken Wallace, Repair Café organiser, said "At our Transition Wilmslow repair café on Saturday 5th March, we will be weighing each item which has been successfully repaired as we can now calculate the estimated CO 2 emissions."

The repair café will be taking place at St Chad's Church lounge hall between 10am and 1pm (last repair accepted at 12:30 pm). Teas, coffees and cake will also be served.

Repair Cafe


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Elaine Kinghorn
Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 6:25 pm
Is there a charge for this service?
Stuart Redgard
Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 8:31 pm
At previous events, repairs have been free along with tea, coffee, juice, and homemade cakes and biscuits available for users to make a donation.
Pippa Jones
Saturday 19th February 2022 at 10:41 am
Stuart's right, there's no charge; all our repairers are volunteers and will do their best to repair your item. Tea, coffee and cake is provided free, donations welcome. The repair cafe movement is gathering pace (for example, Macclesfield now run a regular one) as people realise that repair and reuse is so much better, where possible, than binning items.