Eskmouth Scout Hall

Whitby, UK, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRestarters Whitby

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

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Let’s fix things together.


When something breaks or stops working why do so many of us just throw it out and scrabble around for the money to replace it? It’s wasteful and expensive. Wouldn’t it make more sense to mend things?

Better still let’s make mending things into a positive social activity that brings people together and mends a lot more than the broken item.
We want to test this idea and offer the chance for people to fix things (on this occasion, portable electronic and electrical devices).

Those with repair skills would be welcome to share their expertise. If you share our passion for this potential project and want to work with us to make it happen please contact Charlotte: charlotte.angus@cavca.org.uk

To start the ball rolling, Totally Socially and Whitby Area Sheds will hold a Restart Party at the Scouts Hall in Whitby on Tuesday 26th February (Half Term) 10am – 1pm.

If this event proves successful then there will be a second event, which could include general items for repair. 


Note: we can’t repair microwaves.

The Restart Party will be at Eskmouth (Whitby) Scout Hall off Spring Hill above Trlllo’s and to the left of Bagdale Lodge, There is no parking there.


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Eskmouth Scout Hall, Spring Hill, Whitby, YO21 1EB, United Kingdom

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Restarters Whitby

Let’s fix things together.

When something breaks or stops working why do so many of us just throw it out and scrabble around for the money to replace it? It’s wasteful and expensive. Wouldn’t it make more sense to mend things?

Better still let’s make mending things into a positive social activity that brings people together and mends a lot more than the broken item.
We want to test this idea and offer the chance for people to fix things (on this occasion, portable electronic and electrical devices).

Totally Socially and Whitby Area Sheds have teamed up to run Whitby's first ever Restart Party. If it proves successful, we hope to run another one and see how it goes from there.

We're looking for people with repair or event planning skills to help out. To learn more, sign up to our community or send an email to: community@therestartproject.org.

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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.