Cottenham Repair Cafe

Cottenham Repair Cafe

Sat Nov 20, 10:00am – 2:00pm

If you have something that’s broken, needs adjusting or sharpening, bring it along to the Repair Café at Cottenham Community Centre.

About this event

Our band of volunteer repairers can help fix all kinds of things – from bikes to clothing to earrings, radios, printers, ornaments – almost anything you can carry, in fact!   We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself.  Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time.

Cottenham’s Repair Cafés have been running for several years, and are now established as the village’s favourite way to get everyday items fixed, while enjoying a coffee or cake at Cottenham Community Centre.

Before we go on, please take a look at our Repair Café Agreement that sets out what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you at the Repair Cafe. We’ll have a paper copy ready for you to sign when you arrive.

We’ll tell you how you can help us keep our event Covid safe in our confirmation email.

Please book either a morning (10-12) or afternoon (12-2) ticket, choosing the ticket description that fits your item best, and we will contact you with a more precise time slot.  We are allowing 40 minutes for each repair. Let us know as much as you can about the item and what the problem is, as this will help us match you to a repairer with the right skills and ensure we bring the correct tools and spares.

Please book your item in via Eventbrite here

We look forward to seeing you there!

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FAQs

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Pretty much anything you can carry!  (We don’t promise we can repair it, of course.)

Our time slots are 40 minutes, which means we can only do very limited things to Apple products, laptops, digital cameras – but if it’s something simple, you might be lucky…

We do ask that what you bring is reasonably clean, so that working on it isn’t too unpleasant! For example, please empty hoovers.

Is it essential to book beforehand?

Yes. To help us keep the event Covid-safe you must book ahead. If you book and then can’t make it please let us know so that someone on our waiting list can attend instead.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Ideally we’d love you to walk or cycle to the event, as we are all trying to reduce our carbon footprints after all! If you don’t live in the village, check www.circularcambridge.org to see if there is another Repair Cafe coming up near you – there are lots in Cambridgeshire! The Citi8 bus service from Cambridge stops in the village. Please note that there is no parking at the Community Centre.  If you can, please park elsewhere in the village, and carry your item to us. Please don’t park in the Co-op car park unless you are shopping there.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 07801 719823, or email cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk.

Can I make a donation?

If you are pleased with the result, you can make a small donation.  This helps to pay for any spares used in the repair, and also pays for a cup of coffee for the repairer.  Any profit goes to the Community Centre.

Can I bring more than one thing?

We’re only allowing one time slot per person, but if there’s time in your slot because your first repair was quick or couldn’t be fixed we may look at a second item.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, this isn’t important.

Location
Cottenham Community Centre, 250A High St Cottenham CB24 8RZ

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