Our most exciting news of the last month is that we heard that our Repair Cafe was awarded Southampton City Council Community Chest and Health and Wellbeing grant funds, which is absolutely fantastic and means all systems go for an Autumn launch. So KEEP THE DATE, we’re having a Dress Rehearsal of Repair Café on 30th August at 10.30am Freemantle United Reformed Church Hall SO15 3HS – this will be an opportunity for you to come along and see what it is all about and if you would like to be involved... more details to follow soon.
If you think that Repair Cafe is a great idea (quite right!) and would like to be involved but you are unsure what it involves and are finding it hard to take that first step, then please, do come along and meet us (we're a very friendly bunch!), find out more and ask us questions. We will be having a coffee morning at the Santo Lounge in Shirley on Saturday, 23rd August from 10.30 am til 1pm. We look forward to you joining us.
Then, we will be going live with the Repair Cafe on Saturday, 6th September. Doors open at 10.30am – 1 pm. Bring along your broken items (only what can be carried) and we’ll see if we can help. For more information
This coming month sees us and Books for Free at the Southampton Allotment and Gardeners Association Annual Show on the 9th and at the Maritime Festival at Dock Gate 4 on the 22nd and 23rd. We are arranging a team trip to the Open Day at Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility on Thursday 28th August. On top of all that there's a recycled art and craft project bubbling away and plans for some low carbon Christmas activties (I know it seems a bit to soon to be talking about it but we need to make plans :-))
A new edition of Transition Free Press will be out later this month. We do need help in distributing and selling to local groups so please drop us a line if you would like to help out at
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