WE'RE STILL OPEN DURING THIS THIRD LOCKDOWN!
Our lock-down system continues to be popular and we shall provide this 'deliver, repair, collect' service' during the coming months to ensure that we 'Keep Repair Alive' in the Malvern community. Our repair team is working from home and has now successfully repaired almost 250 items. Enquiries are coming from a wider area and due to this increased demand, there is always a waiting list but repairs will be dealt with as soon as a suitable repairer is free. The sharpening service will also continue during the winter months. We hope to continue with our lockdown service until we are permitted to resume our monthly physical sessions.
To register for both our repair and sharpening services please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR LOCKDOWN REPAIR
We are pleased to confirm that our lockdown repair service that started in early May is continuing to serve the Malvern community during this third lockdown. Due to the contagious nature of the new variant, we have revised our guidelines to protect both the repair team and our customers. Items we perceive as essential - household and kitchen appliances, sewing machines and entertainment devices and gadgets - are once again prioritised and we endeavour to refer you to a repairer who lives close to you so that car travel is minimised. Unfortunately, we are still unable to accept sewing repairs.
This is not a fast service as repairers always quarantine items for at least 72 hours before they start to assess the repair.
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Repair Cafes Ledbury and Bewdley are now closed but check their Facebook pages for updates on their repair service.
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC
There are now over 2000 Repair Cafes globally and all have been forced to close during the past few months. Many may never be able to re-open. Several have managed to offer a limited repair service during lockdown; some have been virtual using Facebook and Zoom, others physical but these have varied in popularity. Repair Cafe Malvern Hills has a loyal core customer base after eight years of operation and that is reflected in the high usage of its lockdown system.
Instead of continuing to open more Repair Cafes across the West Midlands, our Community Award Fund is currently supporting our lockdown service and offering advice to other Repair Cafes in our network.
We are determined to 'Keep Repair Alive' by being accessible, affordable and mainstream! Currently, we're in discussion with both Malvern Hills District Council and our volunteers on how we can achieve and sustain these three objectives into the future.
Repair Cafe Malvern Hills opened in December 2012 and we were proud to celebrate our eighth anniversary in December 2020!
Need those garden tools sharpened now that Spring is round the corner?
Our loyal sharpener Andy is continuing to provide a weekly sharpening service from his work unit on Spring Lane South, Malvern Link. He can accept kitchen knives, garden implements such as secateurs and shears, and some lawnmower blades.
Ten slots are available each Saturday. You can deliver up to three items between 11 am and 1 pm on an allocated Saturday and collect them the following Saturday at the same time. For obvious reasons, this is not a 'while you wait' service as all items need to be sanitised and quarantined.
Email us to reserve a Saturday slot. You will be sent a registration form to complete and place in a named bag with your items for sharpening.
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