There are 15 repair cafés across Derbyshire, in:
- Long Eaton
- New Mills
- Stanley Village (near Ilkeston)
If you know of others that we can add to this list please email email@example.com. If you are interested in setting up a repair café the Community Repair Network can provide help and information.
If you have something that needs fixing, your local repair café may be able to help you mend it. This helps prevent items being thrown out needlessly and saves the cost of buying a replacement. It's better for the environment too with less materials and energy needed to make new goods.
Volunteer repairers can tackle small electrical items such as toasters, hairdryers, lamps, radios and headphones. Clothing, garden tools, bikes, computers, hand tools and small items of furniture can also be considered for repair.
Goods that are beyond repair can be taken to our household waste recycling centres.
The repair service is free but donations are very welcome. An important aspect of the work of the cafés is about empowering people to be able to do their own repairs in the future. Where possible you'll sit with the repairer and learn from them. This may be something like replacing a fuse, mending a ripped jacket or cleaning an item to keep it working properly. People cannot leave items and then pick them up later.
The cafés are very sociable events – often with free or low cost refreshments and a sense of community.
All the cafés welcome enquiries from potential volunteers with relevant skills and qualifications. Please contact them direct.
For more information about the movement generally visit Repair Cafés worldwide and The Restart Network.
Derbyshire repair cafés
Baslow Repair Café is organised by, and hosted at:
St Anne's Church
1 Church Street
Held bimonthly, usually on the first Saturday of the month, 10am to 1pm. Next dates:
- 13 May 2023
- 1 July 2023
- 2 September 2023
- 4 November 2023
Refreshments are available. Plant swaps, produce stalls and book stalls.
Tel: 01433 630930 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations help to fund toilets in developing countries.
Belper Beau Repair Café organised by Transition Belper.
Meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 1pm at:
The Market Place
Contact Layla Marshall email: email@example.com or tel: 07970 277358.
Borrowash Repair Café
Borrowash Repair Café meets on the third Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 12.30pm (last entry at midday). The July 2023 meeting is on Saturday 22 July 2023 and there are no cafés in August and December.
Borrowash Methodist Church Hall
Help with electrical, IT, non-electrical, textile and bikes repairs. Also jewellery cleaning and advice, and quotes. From April 2023 sewing machine basic repairs and quotes for servicing. Repairs are free but cash donations towards running costs are very gratefully received.
Drinks and biscuits are available and there is a themed creative corner each month (for example, learn to crochet, card and gift tag making). All ages welcome.
Borrowash Repair Café on Facebook.
Buxton Repair Café organised by Transition Buxton.
Meets on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm at:
Buxton Methodist Church
Fairtrade refreshments available to purchase.
Contact Jean Ball tel: 07770 416649 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Buxton on Facebook.
Transition Buxton on Twitter.
Chesterfield Repair Caféorganised by Transition Chesterfield.
Usually meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm at:
15 Cross Street
Transition Chesterfield on Facebook.
Derby Repair Café meets on the first Saturday of every month (except August) 1pm to 4pm at:
West End Community Centre
Derby Repair Café on Facebook.
Find out about the Glossop Repair Café
Hadfield Repair Café organised by Hadfield Methodist Church. They meet on the third Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm at:
Hadfield Methodist Church
99 Station Road
Fairtrade refreshments and home-made cakes available to purchase.
Contact email: email@example.com
Hadfield repair café on Facebook.
Long Eaton repair café and swap shop. Meets at:
Infusion Coffee House
The events alternate between the repair café and swap shop and run every other month on a Saturday afternoon.
Contact Isobel Holloway, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07594 962703.
New Mills Repair Café organised by Transition New Mills.
Meets on the last Saturday of the month from 10am to midday at:
New Mills Volunteer Centre
33-35 Union Road
New Mills repair café on Facebook.
Quarndon Repair Café
Organised by Quarndon Events and Quarndon Community Group.
Meets on the last Saturday of every month from 10am to midday at:
Quarndon Village Hall
122 Church Road
Coffee and homemade cake. Bring a repair or just pop in for a chat and cake. Donations welcome to help offset expenses.
Stanley Village Repair Café
Organised by the Stanley Village Community Association.
Stanley Village Hall
There's a community café and there is also free school uniform bank.
Please check Stanley Village Hall on Facebook for forthcoming repair café dates or email email@example.com for more details.
Tideswell and District Repair Café
Organised by Tideswell and District Environment Group (TDEG).
Meets on the third Saturday of the month (except August and December) from 10am to 1pm (last submission of items by 12.30pm) at:
Tideswell Community Hall
Refreshments available and donations encouraged.
Tideswell and District Environment Group on Facebook.
Tideswell and District Repair Café on Facebook.
Wirksworth Repair Café organised by Transition Wirksworth, Wirksworth United Reform Church and Wellspring Church. They meet on the first Saturday of every month from 9.30am to 12.30pm at:
Wellspring Church Hall
St John's Street
Contact Hilary Hebron email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodville Repair Café organised by Circularity.org
Meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm at:
1 Hartshorne Road
Woodville Repair Café have a great team but more volunteer repairers are always welcome.
Circularity on Facebook.