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Transition Town Kingston's Repair Cafe is part of an international network of neighbourhood repair cafes that promote repair as an alternative to throwing things away. TTK  has been organising its Repair Café on the first Saturday morning of every month, from 10.30am to 1.00pm in Kingston Library's community room, since February 2023.


Visitors can bring their broken items to fix on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers - please read the House Rules for volunteers and visitors and our Guidance for Visitors (where we post updates about what repairs we can currently offer and how to book a repair slot) before coming along. If we can't fix your item or advise you, please see our list of recommended repair shops and other places that may be able to help.

RC cartoonThis cartoon more or less sums up how we work, with thanks to Stokesley and Villages Repair Cafe for sharing it in a recent Repair Cafe conference.

Volunteering for Repair Cafe: please read the House Rules, the Repair Cafe Manual, guidelines for working safely and other useful information on our page for volunteers; if you would then be happy to help with fixing things, please contact us, outlining in the first instance what kind of repairs you could do and your availability, and letting us have your contact details for further updates and information.

You can follow Repair Cafe progress and news here, and see some of the items we've repaired in the past few months on our Facebook page.

Thank you to Kingston Library for the use of its lovely community space, to John Lewis Kingston for the seed-funding that enabled us to start this project, to TTK for its support, to the many other individuals and organisations that have helped and advised us, and most recently (June 2023) to Kingston Council's Community Resilience Fund. Read /listen to the March 2024 round-up of Repair Cafe Kingston progress made for Kingston Council's Community Resilience Fund and our 2024 AGM. 



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