Burwell's First Repair Cafe

Published: 13 October 2022

NEW: Burwell’s First Repair Cafe

The Burwell Parish Council Climate Change Forum is initiating a local Repair Cafe, which will be run by volunteers from the community.  There are Repair Cafes held in several neighbouring villages, and indeed all over the world.

Huge environmental problems have been caused by the ‘throw-away’ culture, which encourages us to buy new clothes and appliances, even when repair is possible.  You can do your bit to change this culture by bringing a broken watch, a ripped hem, a printer that won't print, to the Repair Cafe, and one of the Repair Team will see what they can do to fix it.  This not only saves landfill space and the world’s precious resources, but also saves you the cost of replacing that item.

To guarantee that your item will be seen, there is an online booking system on our website, but it is possible to drop in on the off-chance that a Repairer might have a space.  There will also be a real cafe, where you can buy cake and a cup of tea while you wait.

The first Repair Cafe will take place on:

Sunday 6th November

between 10 am and 1 pm

at the Gardiner Memorial Hall

So if you have a wobbly chair, a malfunctioning toaster or a bike that won’t change gear, please have a look at our website to see how we can help you.

Finally, if you would like to help run the scheme, be it as a repairer, an admin (there's a lot of organising to be done!), to bake for the cafe, or to meet and greet people, please email us at burwellrepaircafe@gmail.com. You can find out more about the scheme on the Burwell Repair Cafe and Cambridge Carbon Footprint websites.