We run monthly repair cafés where skilled volunteers help you to fix your things over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. See below for more places you can get help to save things from the bin.
Join us at a Repair Café
Next Repair Café
Sunday 19 November, 2-5pm
Makespace, Aristotle Lane, OX2 6TP
If all slots are booked up and you’re happy to wait, you’re welcome to come along on the day and see if we have room for you. If you’re dropping in, it really helps us if you email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what you’re bringing so we can prepare. Please come early in the afternoon and be prepared to wait!
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2,007 kg of things fixed so far…
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers, and everyone who has come along with your things!
Got things which need some TLC, are perhaps a bit broken and you haven’t had the time or skills to fix them yourself? Don’t bin them, bring them to our monthly repair café, and our volunteers will have go at fixing them.
We have a mix of expert and beginner repairers all willing to get stuck in and share their skills with us to help the community save money and reduce our resource consumption footprint.
Typical repairs include sewing/darning, bikes, electrical/electronic, mechanical and sharpening. We can also sometimes offer IT, jewellery, leather and welding repairs. Check who is available and what we can offer when signing up for your event.
Please use the online booking form to book your slot, which also gives us a chance to see what things people are bringing for repair, prepare our volunteers and possibly ask you questions up front to help us have maximum chance of success.
More questions? See our full FAQ here.
Volunteer with us
Whether you’re a professional repairer, an enthusiast, or you want to help out hosting or organising the cafés, we’d love to hear from you. For repairers, we’ll run through your skills with you and introduce you to our safety procedures before unleashing you on any repairs!
Whether you’re a professional repairer, a repair enthusiast, or you want to get involved in any other way, we’d love to hear from you. For repairers, we’ll run through your skills with you and introduce you to our safety procedures before unleashing you on any repairs!
To express your interest or to find out more, email email@example.com.
More repairing resources
Check out their listing of all the repair cafés to find an ideal one near you.
They also try and keep a live listing of who’s on when on the CAG Oxfordshire events page.
Learn to fix your stuff
We’re aware of these places offering to help you learn how to fix things
Broken Spoke: this co-op in central Oxford offers regular “bike shop” repairs on Tuesdays and Fridays, and on Thursday and Saturday afternoons it switches to a DIY workshop where you can drop in, use a stand and volunteers will help you learn how to fix your bike.
Windrush Bike Project in Witney offer a similar setup in that town
Bicester Green can help with workshop skills in Bicester.
If you know what you’re doing and just need space and the right tools, check out EOF Hackspace.