You might have heard about our aim to open Repair Cafe in Tattenhall. A repair cafe is a pop-up (ours will be in Barbour Institute) where volunteers fix your household equipment which might otherwise get thrown away. Repair cafes are not unusual, they are popping up all over the country and we think it’s time Tattenhall had one.
This is for simple repairs on generally low value equipment where a professional repair is not needed, or cost effective – think broken chair leg, ripped cushion, broken kettle lid etc.
Repairs will be free but there will be a cost in doing this. It will cost nearly £2000 over a year for 12 events, but with set-up costs like insurance the first event will cost more than the rest.
Transition Tattenhall have applied for funding from Cheshire West & Chester Council. We have applied via Spacehive, the crowd funding scheme CWAC uses to part fund well supported community projects.
So, to be successful we have to demonstrate that this project has support, and this is where you can help us. You can ‘Like’ our project on Spacehive and pledge financial support from as little as £2.
Our first milestone is 9th May when CWAC will select projects to move on to the next round based on how good they are and how well supported the project is – we’ll need as many supporters as we can find.
So please support us, ‘Like’ our Spacehive project and pledge if you are able – you can find our page here;
Transition Tattenhall are pleased to say that Tattenhall Parish Council is supporting our Repair Cafe with a grant of £500. This is much appreciated and a welcome show of confidence.