Croftlands Community Centre

Cumbria, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarUlverston Repair Café

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

The Ulverston Repair Cafe will be open for repairs on Tuesday 13th December, 18:30 to 20:30, at Croftlands Community Centre. Typically we have been busiest from 18:30 to 19:30.

Repairs are free. We are all volunteers, but the URC does have costs including hire of the Centre and insurance. So donations are very welcome.

If you know what is required, please bring any spare parts, eg a new zip, as we don’t carry much stock.

Please note that we don’t repair microwave ovens, on safety grounds.

Location

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Croftlands Community Centre, Ulverston, LA12 9JN

About the group

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Ulverston Repair Café

We are a volunteer group that run a free monthly event that is open to everyone. From electricals to jewellery and zips to furniture, our group of talented repairers are willing to take a look all sort of different things in need of a fix. If you can carry it in, we’ll have a look and fix it if we can.


We’ve also got tea, coffee and goodies to keep you going whilst you visit our café. Even if you’re not bringing something for repair you’re welcome to come along and see what we do. We promise a warm welcome and very reasonably priced refreshments!


Ulverston Repair Café is held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The event is held at Croftlands Community Center in Ulverston. There is step-free access to the café and toilets are available. Please come and let our volunteers know if you need a hand bringing anything inside from your car.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.