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Tattenhall Repair Cafe

Funded on Spacehive 20 May 2022 Delivered 27 September 2022

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Tattenhall Repair Cafe

Tattenhall Repair Cafe

Transition Tattenhall By Transition Tattenhall

Tattenhall Repair cafe will be a monthly event in a rented room where household equipment which would otherwise be landfilled can be simply repaired, reducing consumption and waste

Tattenhall Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 May 2022!

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

Location Tattenhall

About the space

Tattenhall Village and Area


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,836

Room hire 3hrs/month/12 months/year - £792 (43%)
PAT testing equipment - £245 (13%)
Consumables (WD40, screws, etc replace every 2 months) per 2 months - £238 (13%)
Public liability Insurance - £146 (8%)
Sanitizer and refreshments for staff - £145 (8%)
Training for PAT testing - shared course via Cheshire Community Action - £100 (5%)
Other - £170 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Room hire 3hrs/month/12 months/year
PAT testing equipment
Consumables (WD40, screws, etc replace every 2 months) per 2 months
Public liability Insurance
Sanitizer and refreshments for staff
Training for PAT testing - shared course via Cheshire Community Action
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Whole PAT testing course £450/5 people
  • Electrical extension leads to allow volunteers to work at tables away from wall 5 off £134.35
  • Replacement PPE (5 sets) £36.94

Total £1,836

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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