REPAIR don’t bin was the message in Stratford at the weekend.
Sustainability group Transition Stratford open the door on the town’s first Repair Cafe on Saturday (March 28).
Volunteer repairers were on hand with expertise in sewing, knife sharpening, simple electrical and woodwork repairs, and general household repairs.
All repairs at the Ken Kennett cafe werecarried out free, with owners only asked to pay for any new parts that may have been needed.
Tanya Butchers of Transition Stratford said: “Too often we throw things away if they stop working when a simple repair might keep things going for a long time to come.”
For more information about the Repair Café, contact Transition Stratford on 01789 298503.
* People in Stratford are being encouraged to buy Fairtrade chocolate eggs this Easter by Fairtrade Stratford.
The volunteer organisation has been checking out where Fairtrade Easter eggs are available in the town.
“If you buy in Oxfam or in the shop in Holy Trinity church, you are guaranteed a Fairtrade egg.” said Roger Matthews, Chair of Fairtrade Stratford. “You’ll also find Fairtrade Easter eggs in Tesco, Waitrose and Revital Health Foods on the High Street. And Pownall’s Food Store at Stratford Garden Centre in Clifford Chambers is also selling bags of small Fairtrade eggs.”
John Stopp fixes Lucy Strauss’ table lamp.
A puncture repair and service for Alex Francis’ bike (left) Also pictured are Alex’s mum Linda and repairers Peter Pettifor and James Pevitt. 13.015.006.strat.jm3