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Repair Café re-opens to help you fix it!

Learn to mend your broken items yourself with support from skilled volunteers

Enjoy giving your things a new lease of life and appreciate them again

Help reduce waste and stop things going to landfill - be part of the circular economy!


Llandrindod Repair Café has been running since June 2014, and was chosen by The Guardian as one of 17 top community projects from around the UK in their "Live Better" Community Project series. In 2019 it celebrated its 1,000th repair.

The Repair Café idea began in Amsterdam in 2007 and has since been taken up all round the world.


Second Saturday of the month 2 - 5pm

RESTARTING AT LAST! With Covid-safe drop-off service at the Hive (South Crescent, corner of Middleton Street and Temple Gardens, Llandrindod)


for admin support and fixing - please enquire if you drop in, or via our Facebook page or email llandrindodrepaircafe@gmail.com 


To protect the health of Repair Café volunteers, visitors may be expected to wear a face mask. Items can be collected on the second Saturday of the following month, or by arrangement with the Fixpert. Please note that each visitor can bring a maximum of two items per session, and that large items (e.g. bicycles, lawnmowers) cannot be accepted at present. There is no charge for the Repair Café (except for the cost of replacement parts), but donations to cover expenses are gratefully accepted. The Repair Café team plan to hold repair events at the Celf Centre, Llandrindod, when it is safe to do so.

We welcome feedback in person or via email (above).


Put your unused tools to good use!


The Repair Café is an official collection point for Tools for Self Reliance Cymru. Have a clear-out of any unwanted tools or sewing machines and we will help put them to good use. The Repair Cafe has a list of wanted tools, but most items will be accepted (especially workshop tools).

More information

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repair-cafe-banner-smallLlandrindod’s first Repair Café was held in the Rock Park on Saturday, 12 July 2014. About 30 people brought items to be repaired: bikes, bracelets, brooches, lamps, trousers, a toy rocking-horse, an adapter, a soldering iron, a handbag and even a carpet sweeper! The sharpening table was particularly popular, with everything from scissors to mower blades being given a new lease of life. Approximately £50 was raised in donations, which will be used to offset the cost of the event.

Joe Botting, speaking for the Repair Café organisers, said “It’s wonderful to see so many people getting so much enjoyment from repairing things. I’ve been amazed at the skills that are being shared here, and have been learning a lot too. We hope that future Repair Café events will be even more successful once word gets out.”

The next two Repair Cafés will take place on the 9th of August and the 13th of September 2014 in the Rock Park. A range of experts will be available, such as electricians, computer specialists, seamstresses, general ‘fixperts’ and bicycle mechanics, to help make all possible repairs. Vacuum cleaners, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys, jewellery, crockery... anything broken or that doesn’t work is welcome, and the specialists in Repair Café almost always have the know-how. Repairs are free of charge (donations are requested to help keep the repair café running). Tools and materials will also be on hand, and the experts will help and encourage you to make repairs yourself where possible.


Llandrindod Repair Café is organized by Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition, and supported by the Spa Town Trust and Llandrindod Recycling Group. The café’s slogan is “Throw it Away? No Way!” By promoting repairs, Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition wants to help reduce the mountains of waste. The Repair Café is also meant to put the local community in touch with each other in new ways, and to help people discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home. Many people have surprising skills, from leather-working to carpentry or electronics. Appreciating these skills and exchanging this knowledge leads to a healthier, happier community.

The Repair Café concept arose in Amsterdam, where the Repair Café Foundation (see www.repaircafe.org) has been organising gatherings regularly since 2010. Since January 2011, the foundation has provided support to local groups in and outside the Netherlands wishing to start their own Repair Café. The foundation also supports the Repair Café in Llandrindod.

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