‘REUSE it, don’t lose it!’ is the message from the Kenilworth Repair Cafe.
The café will meet on the third Saturday afternoon of every month at the United Reformed Church.
Personal and portable items can be brought for repair, to extend their useful life and avoid them entering the waste system and potentially landfill.
Project spokeswoman Sharon Maxted said: “Our very first dress rehearsal event in August was a great success. Our volunteers had the opportunity to get to know each other and find out what skill sets they each have. The public came to chat and see what they could bring for repair to our full launch in September.
“We were able to mend a number of items, including a much-loved Mary Poppins umbrella, a stool and various electrical items, saving them all from landfill. One lady was taught how to repair her bracelet while others were given advice on what part to order and will either repair the item themselves or bring it back in September.
“The feedback forms from the public was all very positive, even when a repair couldn’t be completed. The volunteers all felt that they had enjoyed themselves demonstrating and sharing their skills.”
The project received £800 from Warwickshire County Council’s Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund.
The next cafe in Kenilworth will be held on September 18.
Visit www.repaircafe-kenilworth.org/ for more information about Kenilworth repair cafe.