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St Albans District Fixers

The St Albans District Fixers have the skills to help you repair and reuse items that may have otherwise been discarded. To be kept informed of the next St Albans District Fixers event sign up to the Sustainable St Albans Newsletter on our contact page.

next repair fair
St. John’s Church, harpenden
15th october 2022

Fixing events can be found on our events page where you can find details of the next event and book a slot with a fixer via Eventbrite.

At each event, skilled amateur fixers look forward to tackling broken portable electrical and electronic goods, simple fabric and clothing repairs and bike servicing and repair.

Further details can be found on the St Albans District Fixers Facebook page.

Simple fabric and clothing repairs. Get help to repair, reuse and recycle clothing. At the repair fair we will have people with sowing skills to bring life back to items that otherwise might be discarded.

The art of bicycle maintenance. All of our repair fairs include advice and support on bike servicing and repair to get you and your bike going again.

Our first four events in 2021 made a substantial contribution to saving CO2 and other environmental impacts.

Volunteering and The Right to Repair

We are inspired by The Restart Project: you can read a little more about our story here… The Restart Project campaigns for consumers to be given the right to repair their own goods, and maintains a database of many thousands of fixes to support its campaigning for a meaningful right to repair. Sustainable St Albans and the St Albans Fixers contribute to this goal by using the Restart Fixometer tool to estimate e-waste and CO2 emissions savings achieved. At the same time, our collective efforts will help counter the throw-away mentality and foster a culture of repair across the district.

At one event in 2019, we may have saved 37kg of e-waste and averted 373kg of CO2 emissions in just a few hours.

Join us!
If you have skills in any of our product areas (electrics, bikes, woodwork, textiles or similar) and want to join the fixing team, use the form below to tell us what skills you have to support our collective efforts, or get in touch via our Facebook group St Albans District Fixers. We look forward to hearing from you.

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