Woking Environment Action (WEAct) had a fantastic turn out at its first Woking Repair Café event earlier this month with 40 visitors!
Volunteer fixers enjoyed the challenge of trying to repair various items. Just over 35kg of items was saved from landfill including:
- Toys: getting an arm back on to a doll, a toy helicopter with a broken rotor blade.
- Electrical items: broken vacuum cleaners, lamps, a CD player, a radio, a toaster, a hairdryer, two coffee grinders.
- Furniture: a broken chair and a coffee table.
- Textiles: various clothing repairs, a replacement zip, a handbag strap and a sandal.
If you missed out, don’t worry, WEAct has announced four new dates where volunteers will be available to offer free repairs for electrical and mechanical items, furniture, toys, clothing and textiles.
|Saturday 8 July||St Michael’s Church Sheerwater||GU22 5PJ|
|Saturday 12 August||St Mark’s Church, Westfield||GU22 9QA|
|Saturday 9 September||Trinity Methodist, Town Centre||GU21 4LH|
|Saturday 14 October||St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park||GU21 3LG|
Please only bring items that can be carried by one person. Unfortunately petrol-driven items should not be brought for safety reasons. If possible, please send WEAct an email to let them know what you are planning to bring at email@example.com. A full list of house rules and a list of FAQs is available on the WEAct website.
The aim of the repair café is to help reduce the number of items going to landfill that often have not reached the end of their useful life. The group will also try to help people learn how to repair household items themselves.
Keep an eye on the WEAct website and social media channels for updates.