Chudfix Repair Café
Chudfix Repair Café is based in Chudleigh, Devon. Chudfix was officially set up in January 2020 bringing together a wide range of people motivated by a diverse set of reasons including:
- concerns for the environment
- a dislike of the growing throwaway culture
- a desire to meet new people
- to help others in our community
- a love of fixing things and tinkering
- or the joy of passing on new skills.
Our first Repair Café was held on 29 February 2020 and was a huge success. In just 2.5 hours our fixers checked 52 items, repaired 30 of them (58%) and offered advice and information about a new part on a further 11 items (21%). 25 volunteers helped on the day and approximately 100 people attended on the morning of the café. All agreed that there was a fantastic buzz in the air and a had a great sense of community spirit.
The Chudfix committee were planning to run regular repair café throughout 2020 but due to the Covid-19 lockdown we have had to put our plans on hold until government guideline allows us to meet again.