Repair Cafe

Transition Wilmslow hosts its firstRepair Café in Handforth!

Have you got a chair with a wobbly leg? A sewing machine that doesn’t work? A toaster that is on the blink?  A bike that’s in trouble?

Bin it? No way!

 Transition Wilmslow is organising their first Repair Café in St Chad’s Hall, Handforth SK9 3ES on Saturday 12thOctober 2019, 10.30-12.30. Last Repair entry at 12.10

We are all worried about waste and our “throw away” society, but we have lost many of the mending skills that our parents and grandparents had. As a result, we often feel we have no alternative but to chuck broken items away and buy new. Repair Cafes are an international movement that started in Holland in 2009 ( There are Repair Cafes all over the UK, with our nearest ones in Chorlton and Levenshulme. Transition Wilmslow is organizing Wilmslow’s first Repair Café in Handforth on October 12th, and if it is a success we would like to make it a regular event.

Our Repair Cafe will have skilled volunteers who can assess and where possible fix broken items (for example small electrical items (not microwaves), broken table or chair legs, sewing machines that don’t seem to work, knitting that has gone wrong or clothing that needs repair, and bikes needing attention). Bring along your items needing repair (make sure you take them away again even if we can’t repair them!), and work with the volunteers to learn new skills and see how it is done.  We will have tea, coffee, juice and homemade cakes and biscuits available for a donation; and people can work alongside our volunteers to gain new skills. We can’t guarantee that we can mend everything, but our volunteers will have plenty of useful advice. More information from