It is planned to be held monthly. Repairs will be done by volunteers. Repairs are expected to be simple and would be done on equipment of generally low value where commercial repair would be uneconomic. There would be no fee, though donations will be welcome. Refreshments will be offered while repairs are happening.
The benefits of the project are - reduction in landfill, reduction in consumption, increased community resilience and encouraging local links. Electrical repairs will be PAT tested before completion, there will be public liability insurance and disclaimer. But experience of other repair cafes is that liability is not generallly a problem.
Funding is needed for room hire, consumables, insurance and PAT equipment and training. It is an option to save costs to not do electricals, but not preferred.
We will depend on the expertise and goodwill of Tattenhall people willing to volunteer for 3 hours a month. Preliminary survey indicates there will be sufficient volunteers
What we'll deliver:
- A monthly repair cafe demonstrating practical reuse and reduction in consumption
- Increased community resilience
- Reduced landfill
Why it's a great idea:
The project will particularly benefit those in Tattenhall who may find it unaffordable to replace broken appliances and equipment. Although there are rich people in Tattenhall, many are struggling, and many are in-between.
In the wider village a beacon of reuse and sustainability will provide encouragement to others who may be wanting to do practical action
Steps to get it done:
- Volunteer team
- PAT testing arranged
- First repair cafe
- CAWC approval w/c 9th May