Southampton Repair Cafe is open on the first Saturday of every month (except January) at Freemantle URC church hall, 257 Shirley Rd SO15 3HS.
Our next cafe will be on Saturday 7th October 10.30-12.30 (note earlier closing time this month only). This is our 3rd Birthday! In these 3 years we have run 39 repair cafes and tackled over 700 items with a success rate of over 75%.
Future dates: Saturday 4 Nov, 2 Dec 2017 from 10.30-13.00
Repair cafe aims to keep everyday items away from landfill, save resources, give people the opportunity to learn new skills and build community.Our volunteer repairers will tackle small portable electrical items, portable wooden furniture, items needing glueing, jewellery, 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, or if you are unsure what you need come along and ask. And if you can help in any way (repairers and general helpers always welcome!) please contact us. Or you can just come along for tea and cake (home made by volunteers at the church).
Transition Southampton is run by volunteers and over the years has run many projects including food and gardening related projects and two "green open homes" events. Current projects include Clean Air Southampton, Repair Cafe and Bike2Basics. We are currently contemplating a new project relating to "waste", so watch this space. As always, what actually happens will depend on the availability of volunteers to help!
Because we are often busy we don't always have time to update our webpages. Our Facebook page and group are good places to go to find more up to date information. If anyone out there would like to help with the web page and report on our local initiative please let us know. If you would like to receive the monthly newsletter which will tell you about events and gatherings please sign up on the right.
Heard about Transition but not sure what its all about? Drop us a line and we can always meet up for a chat or perhaps you can come to one of our events. We look forward to seeing you
Many thanks to everyone who donated and contributed to Walk the Waterfront, which was a very special day. In total we raised £505, taking into account donations at the Scrapstore and October Books as well as a few other personal donations. That's £126 to each of the organisations we were raising funds for (Southampton Scrapstore, The Art house, October Books and Transition Southampton), which is a bit less than the original target but very worthwhile none-the-less. Perhaps a bigger and better event next year raising money for the people's community fund? Drop us a line if you are interested in helping to make this happen.
We are part of a network of people in Southampton who want to talk about global and local environmental change and respond through postive action. We want to see Southampton as a low carbon, healthy city which plays it part in global justice and the future of planet earth. To find out more about Climate Conservation events and projects, visit the Climate Conversations website or follow us on facebook or twitter.