About Repair Cafés
Repair Café Ledbury plans to restart on 5th June
Now that the way forward is becoming clearer we are restarting the Repair Café Ledbury meetings on Sat 5th June in The Burgage Hall. For this first meeting we will operate as we did in the autumn of 2020 with advance bookings only. We still have some items booked for the earlier cancelled meeting and these have been carried forward and we will try and contact these people in the next few days to see if the bookings are still required.
We are still not accepting textile repairs until the situation regarding potential risks of infection from these items becomes clearer – hopefully later in the summer.
For the following meeting on 3rd July we hope to be able to offer a larger number of booking slots and possibly allow walk-ups. We will update this information in June after our first session.
What our customers say
“Great to find the repair café back in action with a simple and safe one way system, I took my Vax vacuum in for a re-wiring job and the repairer did a super quick job restoring this brilliant bit of kit to full working order. To replace it would have cost over £100. Well done all and thanks very much.”
“Everyone was so welcoming and the standard lamp, which belonged to my husband’s parents was returned like new. A really great job and so well organised. Thank you. ”
“Many thanks for your advice on replacement part needed for my phone charger. Just to let you know all is now working well. I am very grateful to you for this valuable service.”
“I would like to thank The Repair Café at Ledbury and particularly the gentleman who restored my late husband’s carriage clock. It has not stopped ticking since I collected it almost two weeks ago. Long may it carry on, as I do love the Repair Café.”
About Repair Café Ledbury
We have a team of repair experts who will be present at the Repair Café meetings. Our team members are handy with repairing:
- household goods
- tool sharpening
- electrical appliances
- electronic equipment
- garden tools (excluding those with petrol engines)
- furniture and other wooden objects.
Until the Covid-19 situation improves significantly we are sorry but we cannot consider textile repairs as most materials are very difficult to sanitise.
Repair Cafés are local schemes that promote repair as an alternative to throwing things away. In Ledbury we are holding two and a half hour Repair Café meetings, usually on the first Saturday of every month, from 10.00am to 12.30pm in The Burgage Hall. Local residents can bring their broken household items for fixing by one of our volunteer repairers (advance booking essential). Repair Cafés do not charge a fee for repairs but all donations towards the cost of running the sessions will be gratefully accepted.
Some pictures from previous sessions
If you would like to volunteer and help us run this community service please email [email protected].
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at Repair Café Ledbury.
Note that, for now, only one item per person per session can be accommodated so that we can help as many people as possible. Items that cannot be safely operated indoors, such as petrol mowers, chain saws or dirty or oily items, etc, cannot be accepted for repair. Items must be booked in advance. Please see our Terms and Conditions page for further details of how we operate. If you are not sure where The Burgage Hall is, here’s a map of central Ledbury to help.
Repair Café Ledbury is supported by Sustainable Ledbury and Repair Café West Midlands.
Find out more about Repair Cafés on the Repair Café International Foundation website.