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Why it's a great idea: The Repair HUB is a great idea as it will improve the Springfield estate both aesthetically and the lives of the residents who live there. Saving financially by repairing and repurposing be it through - hoover servicing, mower maintenance or appliance fixing. The project has two aims, we teach and discuss the importance of recycling, the financial benefits as well as the environmental advantages and the social ethics related to broken waste items that could be repaired. The second component of our project is the repair and renew aspect which concentrates on items of clothing that people can no longer use due to damage or need of improving. Our volunteers can teach the vital skills needed to achieve this be it through sewing, repurposing and refashioning. We aim to transform a meeting room at the church into a repair centre that will be equipped with tools, equipment and work stations so that we can facilitate the repairs on a weekly basis.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Repair HUB is a great community project that brings people together to repair or repurpose household items that would normally end up in the bin. Why buy a new one when you can repair it? We believe that this project will transform our local community and help it to grow and become more welcoming, distinctive and diverse through bringing back the 'make it and mend' mentality rather than discarding and dumping. It is a productive and creative way for Chelmsford Residents to learn new skills whilst reusing and saving money! The aim is to operate The Repair Hub on weekly basis every Thursday morning at Springfield Park Baptist Church meeting room so our volunteers will have a creative environment in which to effect the repairs.
Steps to get it done:
We aim to use the funds to equip the centre with tools, benches and equipment to facilitate regular repairs on a weekly basis.
About the space
Chelmsford City Council