Repair it! Community repair events across Devon this autumn
Posted on: 26 August 2016
Communities across Devon can have their broken electrical items and gadgets fixed free of charge this autumn.
Between Saturday September 10 and Saturday November 19 Recycle Devon is holding a series of community repair events across each district in Devon as well as Torbay in conjunction with a variety of local organisations.
At these special REPAIR IT events, members of the public will be able to bring along any broken household electrical items, including computers, to be fixed by a team of volunteer menders, on the day – at no cost.
The events will run on weekend mornings (all but one on a Saturday) from 10am-12:30pm and repairs will be carried out on a first come, first served basis so please be prepared to wait.
Menders include local businesses such as Any Fix South West, retired electrical engineers and skilled members of local community groups such as Transition Newton Abbot and Tavistock. Please note that they won’t be able to fix CRT TVs or monitors, electric blankets or microwaves, for safety reasons.
Emma Croft, Re-use Project Co-ordinator , who is organising the events, said: “Research shows that more than 75% of the small electrical items that come into our recycling centres could be back up and running if they were repaired. These events are designed to help householders waste less and enable them to save money and resources by not having to replace something broken.”
The following events are taking place:
10th Ivybridge Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, PL21 9AB with PL:21
17th The Monastery, Berry Drive, Paignton, TQ3 3RD with Torbay Council and Anode
24th Buckland & Milber Community Centre, Gilbert Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4HS with Transition Newton Abbot
8th Sidmouth Farmers Market, Kennaway House, EX10 8NG with Vision Group for Sidmouth
29th Crediton Methodist Church Hall, Union Road, EX17 3AW with Sustainable Crediton
5th Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David’s Hill, EX4 3RG with Transition Exeter
6th Barnstaple Pannier Market, EX31 1SY as part of the 361 Energy Fair
12th Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock, PL19 0BX with Transition Tavistock
19th The Old School Rooms, Bideford, EX39 2BU with Bideford Sustainability Group
To find out more about these events or to volunteer your skills, please get in touch with Emma on 07966 566435 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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