Richmondshire Repair and Repurposing Cafe

Our first Repair and Repurposing Cafe will be in RICHMOND

Sunday 9th June 2024, from 10am - 12.30pm

Richmond Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond

FREE ENTRY - but donations welcome !

Our fabulous team of fixers - all local volunteers - will be on hand to try and fix your household items.  

Clothes, fabric, electronics, small electricals, jewellery and more ! 

Tea, coffee, cake and soft drinks available

Items may not be accepted for repair after 12 noon

This is to allow the repairers to finish their work before the cafe closes at 12.30

What is a repair and repurposing cafe?  

A repair and repurposing cafe is an event where people can bring along their broken or damaged goods and clothes and community volunteers have a go at fixing them, or reimagining new uses for your items. 

The idea is to save you money by helping you making the most of what you already have, and to help save the planet by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill !

Who might you meet on the day ?

The fabulous fixers already confirmed include:

Mark - household mechanical and electrical items

Ian- mechanical and electrical items, electronics, woodwork

Andrew - Laptops, tablets, general electrical and mechanical items

Sue - fabric/jewellery

Carol - threaded jewellery

Sandra - fabrics/clothes/soft toys

Luke - PAT testing to ensure all electical repairs are safe

The leaders of the repurposing activity area for children and young people

Edwina - North Yorkshire Youth and Community Development worker

Richie - former youth worker and trainee teacher

Our meet and greet team will include

Margaret - refreshments and cakes

Elaine - welcome and registration

Frank - welcome and registration

Valerie - welcome and registration

Barbara - welcome and registration

Are you good at fixing things ? Do you enjoy helping out ?

If you would like to get involved in helping to organise the Richmond repair cafe, either as a repairer, front of house or behind the scenes, do get in touch with We would particularly love to hear from people with woodwork, sewing or computer fixing skills. Why not showcase your talents in an informal and friendly setting?

Posted: 1st April 2024

Information for Volunteers


Proposed Layout for Repair Cafe

240412 notes of meet up no2 - town hall size up.doc

Meet up No 2, 12th April - notes

240329 Notes of repair cafe meetup no1.doc

Meet up No 1,  28th March  - notes