Tweedsmuir Village Hall

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarBiggar Area Climate Care

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Repair Cafe event, where volunteer fixers will turn their hand to assessing and hopefully fixing all manner of household items including electricals, electronics, textiles and clothing, jewelery, battery and mechanically operated items – pluss tool and knife sharpening.

We prefer that people pre book their items 🙂

Tea, coffe, juice , homebaking and simple childrens craft also.

Location

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Tweedsmuir, Biggar ML12 6QS, UK

About the group

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Biggar Area Climate Care

Biggar Area Climate Care is a registered charity based in the Biggar area which was formed in 2021 by local people who were concerned about climate change and who wanted to help the community to take practical action at a local level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

So far we have secured funding from SSE for a project on retrofitting measures to improve home energy effiency and with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund we are running a series of Repair Cafe events. We have titled this The ML12 Repair Cafe Project - due to the fact that it visits different locations in our postcode area. Throughout the spring and summer months we also run a regular bike clinic.

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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.