Farnham Repair Cafe

Episode 4 – Farnham Repair Cafe

Welcome to the Farnham Repair Cafe podcast made as part of the Surrey’s Greener Future initiative.

I visited the January session of the Farnham Repair Cafe. The project has been running in Farnham since 2015. People bring broken items along for repair. The repairers have a 65% success rate.

The Repair Cafe concept started in the Netherlands. There are now over 2,000 repair cafes in countries across the world.

109 people brought items to the Repair Cafe for repair at the January event. I spoke to some of the repairers about their reasons for taking part, I then spoke to Martin Charter who is key to the organisation. I also found out about the 3D printer which is very helpful for making new parts.

Click on one of the photographs below to see the gallery:

About the Farnham Repair Cafe:

To contact the Repair Cafe please send an email to rcarruthers@uca.ac.uk.

You can find the Repair Cafe at the Spire Church in South Street, Farnham. It is across the road from the town centre branch of Sainsbury’s.

The Repair Cafe takes place once a month on Saturday mornings. The dates of the Repair Cafes in the next three months are 8th February, 14th March and 11th April.

There are many other Repair Cafes in the UK, please use the internet or local press to find out about one near you.

Interested in running a Repair Cafe in your area?

There is a Repair Cafe Conference at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham on March 12th. To find out more click here.

Find out more about Surrey’s Greener Future:

To find out more about the ‘design challenge’ please follow this link.

About the ‘Surrey’s Greener Future’ podcasts:

The next episode will be in a few weeks.

Please use any of the material to support your own initiatives to Combat Climate Change – each of us really can make a difference!

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AKM Music has licensed ‘Perfect Circle’ for use as the theme

Audioblocks has licensed Moving Day by Bob Hart for use as incidental music in this episode.

You may use the photographs that accompany this podcast subject to compliance with the Creative Commons licence.

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Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.