Bin it? No way!
- a wonky kettle
- a handleless jug
- holes in a jumper
- a broken bike chain
- a glitchy lap top?
Repair Café is repairing broken items together, offering advice, encounters and inspiration. Not forgetting the Fairtrade cafe.
A voluntary contribution
Talk through your recycling needs, for those difficult to recycle items not taken in the council bins, or by the tip. We are collecting all ideas for recycling, reusing, and otherwise keeping items out of the waste stream.
Or check out the Zero Waste page on the Eco Chi website
Future Repair Cafe dates
Repairs at Drapers Yard
Chichester Repair Café Supper & Planning Meeting 24 Jan 2020
19 volunteer repairers, including members from each of the teams – repairers, ‘gofors’, tea team and triage were represented from the total crew of about 25 volunteers.
Supper catered by BB Vegan, was tasty chickpea and apricot tagine, vegetable madras curry, rice and vegan yoghurt. This was followed by St. Clements flapjacks provided by Rachel, our in-house baker.
We reflected on Chichester Repair Café’s achievements since September 2018, and the willingness of our band of volunteers to get stuck in and make things happen. There’s enough goodwill and money donated for services to consider moving to bigger premises, to have more of the repairers on site who have signed up take part each time the Repair Cafe is open.
Review of 2019 Thank you to all our visitors for saving over 300 items from landfill over the last 15 months. That’s approximately half a tonne of waste not going into landfill.
Outreach There’s a demand for talks and demonstrations of our work. Last year saw 2 occasions, at the Weald and Downland Museum’s Good Life weekend and at Brewery Field Open Day. We agreed that there is enough capacity to do more with willing volunteers offering to help.
Waste ; difficult to deal with waste, i.e. not recycled via the CDC burgundy bin. We are developing a resource that lists all the recycling possibilities. Still compiling this list – please use the link at ecochi.org/zerowaste for more details or contact Vee who is compiling this inventory.
This spring 2020 Chichester Repair Café is in good heart and will be returning to the Quaker Meeting House for the last Saturday April 25th, May 30th and June 27th this year.
In the meantime come and find our electro/mechanical repairers and the fabric fixers on Thursday mornings in Drapers Yard pop up between 10-12.30 until the end of February.
Jenny Cole, instigator of Chichester Repair Café rounded up the evening by thanking everyone who’d come for their magnificent work and for being such a lovely crew to work with. Best wishes were sent to one of the tea team in hospital at St Richards by signing a card.