OUR LOCK-DOWN 'DELIVER, REPAIR. COLLECT' SERVICE IS STILL OPEN!
Our lock-down system has now been operating for 12 months and will continue into the foreseeable future although we're now starting to consider the possibility of holding a physical session in August. The 'deliver, repair, collect' service' has ensured that the Malvern community has not forgotten the importance of choosing repair and reuse before recycling and replacement. There is still a waiting list for some more specialist repairs but every attempt is made to keep this to a minimum. Don't forget our regular Saturday morning sharpening service for those garden tools and implements that may be in need of cleaning and sharpening after a long winter.
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OUR LOCKDOWN REPAIR
We are pleased to confirm that our 'deliver, repair, collect' service will continue into the foreseeable future as it has proven to be so popular with both the public and some of our repair team who enjoy the opportunity to use their own workshops at home.
All items are now accepted for repair but we still ask our customers and volunteers to observe the guidelines that aim to protect everyone from infection. We still try to refer you to a repairer who lives close to you so that car travel is minimised. If you have an urgent sewing repair, one of our seamstresses may be able to help you.
This is still not a fast service as repairers prefer to quarantine certain items for 72 hours before they start to assess the repair. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.
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Check the Facebook pages for Repair Cafes Ledbury, Worcester and Bewdley for the latest 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 really here?
Our friendly 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 five items between 11 am and 1 pm on an allocated Saturday and collect them the following Saturday at the same time. This is still not a 'while you wait' service as some items will be quarantined.
Email us to reserve a Saturday slot. You will be sent a registration form to complete which should be placed in a named bag with your items for sharpening.
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