The average person in the UK throws away 400kg of waste each year; 7 times their body weight. While it's becoming easier to recycle food packaging and waste, most people don't think twice about fixing something or getting something repaired before throwing it away and buying a replacement.
We want to open a monthly repair and swap shop in the village hall to encourage people of the community to value their items and live more sustainably. By offering this monthly workshop in the heart of the village, it gives member's of the community a chance to meet others and raise community spirit.
Whether you’ve got a button that needs sown, a rip that needs a restitch or a tech device that needs some TLC our team of expert volunteers can help repair your items. It’s not all about repairs, visit the swap shop and swap any unwanted items, toys, tech or clothing encouraging people to recycle rather than re-buy.
The repair shop will be based in Cubert village hall on the first Saturday of every month 10am - 3pm and will be open to adults and kids from Cubert and it’s surrounding communities to get involved.
We're a small village on the North Cornish coast always looking for activities, ideas and events to strengthen the community.
What we need
We’re crowdfunding for £500 to cover rent of the village hall for 12 months, basic equipment and to be able to provide light refreshments. Our team will be made up of volunteers from the community. Repairs are free however people can make a donation to help keep the repair shop going.