About Repair Cafés

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update – September

We are continuing to monitor the situation and have devised a mechanism for running the repair service under Covid restrictions.  This is a somewhat modified version of the original idea but allows us to carry out many repairs.  The key points to note are:

  • only repairers will be in the hall to ensure social distancing – no public access
  • items MUST be booked in advance
  • items for repair will be left at the reception desk at the Church Lane entrance
  • repaired items will be collected at the rear entrance up the alleyway from High Street
  • only items that can be safely sanitised can be considered so no textile repairs
  • we cannot provide refreshments.

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.

About Repair Café Ledbury

We have a growing team of repair experts who will be present at the Repair Café meetings.  Our team members are handy with repairing:

  • toys
  • household goods
  • tool sharpening
  • electrical appliances
  • electronic equipment
  • 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.

Future 2020 dates

We have set October 3rd for the next Repair Café Ledbury (then continuing on the 1st Saturday of each month if regulations permit).

Doors open at 10.00am and close at 12.00 noon.

We are also hoping to run sessions on Saturday 7th November and Saturday 5th December, subject to any changes in Covid regulations and guidance.

If you have a broken household item you would like us to try and repair please book it in using the booking form.  We cannot accept any item that is not already booked in via this form.

Go to Booking Page

Some pictures from previous sessions

Volunteers

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.  For the time being, 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.