Newlands Activity Centre

Hosted by Group avatar Newlands Restarters

Party impact





3 kg

waste prevented

8 kg

CO2 emission prevented


devices fixed


devices repairable


devices dead

equivalent to...

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


A Restart Party is a free community repair event where volunteers help people fix their own broken or slow electronic devices and small appliances, to save them from waste and change our relationship with electronics.

Our Restart Parties have been a great success with our Fixer Volunteers assessing and repairing a set of Active PA Loudspeakers, a NAD HiFi and a set of GHD hair straighteners at our very first event.

Our Restart fixer team have assessed, identified the problem and repaired diverse items such a Tennis Ball launcher (potentially saving the local tennis club around £1,500.00 on a replacement unit) to the foot pedal of a vintage sewing machine.

Volunteers are invited to join our Fixer group by emailing - [email protected]


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Newlands Activity Centre, Romanno Bridge, EH46 7BZ

About the group

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Newlands Restarters

As of January 2020 we are a 'Group' of four 'Fixers' who have established a regular monthly Restart Party hosted by Newlands Community Development Trust here at Newlands Activity Centre, Romanno Bridge in the Scottish Borders.

During 2020 we aim to expand our team of volunteer Fixers and work with James at the Restart network to expand our service.

If you are interested in joining our Restart Fixers team please get in touch - [email protected]

Group Stats




hours volunteered

parties thrown

44 kg

waste prevented

412 kg

CO2 emission prevented