When and where are the Repair Cafes?
The next Burwell Repair Cafe will take place between 13:30 and 16:30 on Saturday 4th February 2023. The venue will be the Mandeville Hall. Please note that no new drop-in repairs will be accepted on the day after 16:00.
What can I bring to the Repair Cafe?
What will happen after I submit a booking request?
You should get an immediate automated response so that you know that the form has been updated. If you do not get this email - note that it may have gone into your junk folder, so check there first - please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not start allocating time slots until we know which repairers will be attending the event, usually about three weeks before the Repair Cafe.
You should then get an email letting you know if we have someone with the appropriate skills to repair your item.
There may be some correspondence by email if the repairer needs additional information about your repair.
If we do, you will either get a timed slot or, if we are really busy, an invitation to bring your item in and wait until a repairer has some free time.
If we don't have anyone suitable we will let you know. It is possible that your item could be repaired at one of the other Repair Cafes in the Cambridge area, so you might want to check the Cambridge Carbon Footprint website for information about when and where they will be taking place.
Which items cannot be repaired?
There are a few types of repair that we are unlikely to be able to deal with.
Any items that could present a hazard to repairers
We do not dispose of faulty products - anything that is beyond repair should be taken to an approved Recycling Centre or Local Authority waste Management Centre
Large or heavy items may not be accepted for repair. Please contact us if you are unsure.
Do repairs come with a warranty?
Repairers offer no guarantee on the items or their work. They are not liable if any repaired items do not work properly at home, or break down again in the future.
We hope to provide Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) on all appropriate items to ensure that they are safe to use.