Project 229

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarBedford Repair Café

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


We are back fixing your stuff for free on 22 June, 10am-3pm!

Just turn up to Project 229 in Kempston, ANY TIME between 10am and 2.30pm, with one item per household to repair.

Do you need additional help with accessing Repair Cafe? Let us know using this form.

You can also tell us about the item you plan on bringing, so we can prepare better. It is not a booking form- just a way for us to help you better!

Types of items we can repair:


small electrical items- lamps, kitchen items, radios, toys

textiles- toys, clothes

gardening equipment- such as lawn mowers

general DIY fixes- gluing things, help sourcing parts etc!

We can’t repair: microwaves, leaky kettles/ irons, large items e.g. fridges!


Get directions on Google Maps

229 Bedford Rd, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8DA, UK

About the group

Group avatar

Bedford Repair Café

The Bedford Repair Café pops up sometimes in Bedford. We want to teach you how to fix your stuff and be kinder to our world.

Run completely by the kindness of volunteers and our sponsors.

We have been running events since 2016.

Group Stats




hours volunteered


parties thrown


waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • 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.


  • 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.