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Repair cafe making return to Christchurch’s Saxon Bar





A repair café will be held in Christchurch tomorrow (Wednesday) where residents can take along their broken items to be restored.

Aimed at reducing waste and promoting sustainability, it will be held from 10am to midday at the Saxon Bar, adjacent to Waitrose.

Last month mayor of Christchurch Paul Hilliard attended the town’s first repair café which had nine skilled volunteers who were able to help residents with a variety of problems.

Christchurch's last Repair Cafe proved popular
Christchurch's last Repair Cafe proved popular

Saxon Bar owner Lee Price and local volunteer Chris Guest were responsible for bringing the café to Christchurch.

Lee Price “It’s a really good thing for the community, how many people get frustrated by the things they have at home that they want to fix but don’t know how to do it.

“Coordinating and curating a space where people can come and do that as well as be part of the community at the same time is great.”

Sue Holmes and Corrine Hills were two of the skilled repairers who attended last month's repair cafe
Sue Holmes and Corrine Hills were two of the skilled repairers who attended last month's repair cafe

Chris added: “There are other benefits beyond the repairs, there’s definitely a social benefit for the repairer and public but also, it’s helping to save the planet a bit by stopping things from going to landfill while helping with the cost of living.”

Residents are encouraged to bring any items to the repair café – however hopeless they think restoration might be.

There will skilled repairers and restorers present to bring items back to life
There will skilled repairers and restorers present to bring items back to life
Chris Guest will be on hand to help people with their items
Chris Guest will be on hand to help people with their items


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