Transition Southampton aims to inspire a happier, healthier and greener Southampton.
We are committed to working with local communities, organisations and local government to help develop positive solutions that meet the imminent challenges of fossil fuel scarcity (‘Peak Oil’) and Climate Change. Above all, Transition Southampton has a positive vision of a resilient and sustainable future beyond the age of abundant fossil fuel energy.
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The Southampton Repair cafe is open on the first Saturday of every month, with the next sessions on 5th September and 3rd Ocober from 10.30am-1.00pm at Freemantle United Reformed Church, Shirley Rd from from 10.30am till 1pm. October will be our first anniversary and we are hoping to run some mini-workshops on repair techniques and hopefully an exhibition of recycled art.
Repair cafe aims to keep everyday items away from landfill, save resources, give people the opportunity to learn new skills and build community.
As usual we plan to have a full slate of repairers who are able to repair small portable electrical items, portable wooden furniture, item needing glueing, jewellery, leather goods and bikes - along with sewing and mending, and advice on computer operation. All this plus a cuppa and a cake! Do come along with your items for repair. PLEASE NOTE: Our repairers generally do not carry wide range of spares, so if you think you need a new cable/clip/pin or other widget please bring it with you to the cafe. If you are unsure of what you need please come along and ask, and one of our repairers will be happy to advise. Repairs taking longer than 20 minutes may not be possible owing to time constraints.
And if you would like to offer your skills as a repairer or general helper please don't hesitate - the more the merrier, it will help us expand the repair cafe!
Transition Southampton have recently agreed to work in partnership with easyCar Club, a car share scheme that offers an alternative to private car ownership.
easyCar Club is different from other car rental schemes in that it is about individuals renting out their own car to their neighbours or hiring their neighbours’ car for specific journeys - ultimately reducing the number of privately owned cars and thus car manufacturing.
Renting can be on an ad hoc basis with owners setting times and prices and choosing whether to accept or decline each rental requests. easyCar Club provide the insurance for your car when you are renting it out (so your no claims discount is not affected) and provide 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance through the RAC.
easyCar Club have agreed to make a donation to Transition Southampton for anyone who signs up their car as an Owner member before 30th September 2014 and we will use the donations to support local businesses such as October books who are trying to do things differently. easyCar Club is free to join and there are no membership fees.
If you have a car that would like to sign up please do so using our special link: https://carclub.easycar.com/SignUpOwner/Stage1?areaId=southtrans or by entering the promotion code “southtrans” on the sign-up form.