AFTER an indefinite hiatus the popular Redditch Repair Cafe is back.

The repair cafe has had a short break while those running it looked for a venue that better met their needs.

Kath Manning, from the repair cafe, said: "We are very pleased to announce that our new venue is Community House on Easemore Road, just down the road from the Trinity High School entrance on the opposite side of the road."

The first event at the new venue will be on Saturday, April 28 10am until 2pm and then the last Saturday of every month apart from December.

People are being invited to turn up with their items to repair and at the same time enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and home made cake.

For repairs, people can pay as they feel, to help cover the costs of running the events.

Kath added: "Repair cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things, together.

"We throw away vast amounts of stuff or have it cluttering up the house, not knowing quite what to do with it. Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease of life after a simple repair.

"Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. Repair cafes change all that.

"Practical knowledge gets passed on. Furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, you name it, the volunteers can help you to have a go at getting it back in working order."

For more on the cafe, which is looking for volunteers and possibly a website designer, go to or search on Facebook.