As a community-oriented IT workshop, we have an ongoing interest in participating in repair cafes, which are run by Repair Sheffield, a group of dedicated volunteers who spend some of their free time repairing a broad diversity of everyday items such as vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, radios, and toys and gadgets. The group collectively run repair cafe sessions in the community hall at Heeley City Farm from 10am until 4pm on one Saturday every alternating month, beginning in January.
We have been involved with Repair Sheffield’s repair cafes since 2016, and the good news is that we are interested in continuing our involvement with their repair cafe workshops in 2019. Repair Sheffield have the following dates scheduled in 2019 for the repair cafes at Heeley City Farm as follows;
- 19th January
- 16th March
- 18th May
- 20th July
- 21st September
- 16th November
We have also occasionally participated in Repair Sheffield’s repair cafes based at the upper floor, above the Strip the Willow workshop on Abbeydale Road. These sessions also take place from 10am until 4pm, but on one Sunday every alternating month starting in February; so Repair Sheffield effectively alternates repair cafe sessions between Heeley City Farm and Strip the Willow each month.