East Garston Repair Cafe March 2020

The first East Garston Repair Cafe on Saturday 7 March 2020 was a huge success.

“We honestly didn’t know how many people to expect,” says Village Hall Chairman Ed James. “But we’re thrilled that it’s been busy all day. We reckon over 50 people brought a wide range of items from earrings to lawn mowers to be fixed.”

Visitors also had a go at making eco-bricks which are plastic bottles stuffed with enough cut up, unrecyclable plastic to make them strong and heavy enough to be used to build outdoor structures or furniture.

Volunteer repairers included four seamstresses, a wood worker, jewellery maker, tool sharpener, lawn mower fixer, electrician and mobile bike repairer. This was the 77th repair cafe attended by tool sharpener and repairer Giles Catamould, from Wallingford.

“We’d love to hold another one,” sayd Ed. “Some of our repairers have travelled from as far as Reading so we are looking for more local repairers, especially electricians and computer/TV fixers.”

If you can help or would like to find out when the next Repair Cafe please contact Ed on edjames@sportingagenda.co.uk

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